Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

What is Lab Week?

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) originated in 1975 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 a proclamation recognizing the 2024 Medical Laboratory Professional's Week.

View Proclamation

2024 THEME

This year is everything!


"My Job is Lab" t-shirt swag.


Join in the fun all Week!

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See you next year!

Stay tuned for the 2025 Lab Week theme and activities.



Lab Week Planning Committee

Amy Drouillard
Brent Temple
Gerard Donnelly

Maria Iley
Santana McIntyre

Ashley Ilonze
Ashley Roman 
Kathleen Gray
Madison Palosaari
Kimberly Van Dike