Almost nothing in the medical world gets done without the help of a lab professional or a pathologist. Yet, these hardworking individuals often get overlooked. If you fall into this group, then we want to acknowledge you with a clink of our test tubes and a nod of our urine hats during Medical Laboratory Professional Week.
We Salute You for Joining an Illustrative List
You have answered the call that was heard by many vital individuals throughout history. While no one knew the term pathology yet, people in your chosen field have changed the face of medicine for their patients. For example, consider Robert Hooke, who was the first to describe cells, even when others refused to listen. Many of you can tell your own detective stories, just like John Snow did in 1854 when he traced a cholera outbreak to London’s Broad Street Pump. While many remember the work of Louis Pasteur, many forget that he was a pathologist. We salute these individuals and each one of you who are making significant contributions to the world of medicine today.
We Honor You for the Many Hats You Wear
Rudolf Carl Virchow is the Father of Modern Pathology, but that does not begin to sum up his work. He was also a vital anthropologist, biologist, writer, editor and politician. While the study of pathology has come a long way since he worked in the 1800s in Poland, the vital roles he played in patient care saved many lives. The same is true of those individuals slaving away in laboratories worldwide today, and it is our honor to pause and salute you. Laboratory assistants and pathologists often push their limits so that laboratory advancements happen. Not only do you put in long hours preparing for the critical role that you play, but when data does not add up, you hit the internet looking for answers. In many cases, you also must explain the need for changes in current laws to doctors and politicians. While those of us who use referral laboratories may not have much interaction with these individuals, know that you do not go unrecognized for your contributions.
Thank You for Caring Deeply About Our Patients
William E. Horner wrote the first pathology textbook published in the United States. Despite training as an anatomist and serving in the War of 1812, his cohorts remember him for the 22 years he spent as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was later appointed the medical school’s dean. While he made many important medical contributions saving countless patients’ lives, what he is best remembered for, according to newspaper accounts from that time, is his caring attitude towards others in the medical field and his patients. As we look across the labs that we work with today, we see that same caring attitude exhibited by you. Thank you for the great attitude you bring to your career daily.
The words thank you seem so inadequate to express how much we appreciate everything that you do each day. Yet, life seems to get busy, and we so often forget to say it, so let us take a moment to proclaim how much we appreciate you for everything you do in our referral laboratories.
AXIOM Biogenomics is an accredited high-complexity clinical reference laboratory concentrating on esoteric toxicology and genetic analysis. We provide services to physician offices, substance abuse clinics, mental health facilities, rehabilitation programs, and much more.