Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

What is Lab Week?

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) originated in 1975 in an effort to raise public understanding and appreciation of the impact of the laboratory as it relates to a patient’s diagnosis and care. It is also critical for the public to understand the quality and professional accountability the lab has as it relates to the patient. Laboratorians play a vital role as a member of the healthcare team. This is also a moment for lab staff to recognize their contributions to patient care while having fun with their coworkers.

Governor Whitmer signs proclamation recognizing Medical Laboratory Professional's Week.

2021 THEME

Celebrating the
Heroes in the Lab!


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2021 Lab Week Schedule - April 19 - 24, 2021

  • Monday

  • Decorate a Face Mask
  • Bingo Starts
  • Online Trivia Starts
  • Spice Drive Begins
    We are collecting donations of new, unopened spices. Spices and herbs are often overlooked when it comes to food pantry donations. By donating dried spices and herbs, you are helping those navigating food insecurity to cook their own healthy, nutritious, and tasty meals!  Drop off your spices at the University Health Service Laboratory - 2nd Floor, Room 2249

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  • Tuesday

  • Online Puzzles
    Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, Word Scramble
  • Wednesday

  • Virtual Lab Tours
  • Coloring Contest
  • Thursday

  • ASCLS Lab Week Virtual Run
    Take part in this virtual 5K during Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. Step out of the lab and into your communities to help spread the word about the Medical Laboratory Profession.

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  • Friday

  • Avengers Costume Contest
  • Spice Drive Ends
  • Bingo Ends