I am a clinical laboratory scientist. I am the one who discovered a pregnancy in the couple who had slim hope of ever bearing a child, but was not there to "high-five" them. I gave closure to thousands of families of the Sept. 11, 2001, disaster by identifying the remains of their loved ones, but was not there to share their tears. I personally discovered a terrorist's weapon of choice, anthrax, but could not bask in the limelight.
I performed the tumor marker tests that helped in the diagnosis of cancer in your father, mother, spouse or another family member early enough for a successful recovery or at least in time for them to wrap up loose ends.
National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 19-23
The 75th Medical Group Clinical Laboratory Flight just passed its biennial College of American Pathologists, or CAP, reaccreditation inspection on April 20.
The 75th MDG's Laboratory inspection cycle consists of identical but alternating CAP reportable self and on--sight inspections. This particular CAP inspector was a clinical laboratory scientist with almost 28 years of total clinical experience with eight of those years spent as a full-time inspector.
The laboratory at the 75th Medical Group ranked in the top 5 percent of all labs he has ever inspected, with 40 labs getting inspected by him alone.