Welcome to Lablogatory!

If you’re reading this, you’ve stumbled onto the inaugural post for the Lablogatory–the blog for medical laboratory professionals. It’s dedicated to helping phlebotomists, clinical laboratory scientists, pathology residents, and pathologists perform their jobs better. We’ll have information on new technologies, posts by lab professionals working in the field, and polls to gauge your opinion on various topics. We may also have the occasional comic-relief post.

Actually, this blog is edited by a laboratory professional. Comic relief comes with the territory.

Come in, look around, and see if you like what we’ve done with the place. We’ll post new content often, so be sure to check back. And don’t be shy about using the comments! We hope you enjoy your time at Lablogatory.

–Kelly Swails, MT(ASCP), web editor, Lab Medicine

3 thoughts on “Welcome to Lablogatory!”

  1. This is a great tool for our profession. This gives us connections and opportunities to view things from a different point of view. You definitely have to have humor! We have created a lab hall of shame where we show each other on lab week the humorous and sometimes downright disgusting lab samples that patients supply to us, with pictures of course and HIPAA compliant. When you work in a kidney office, then you really have to amuse yourself with the different ways people actually collect their urine and what they collect it in! We have lots of inside jokes, needless to say.

  2. As a pathologist who worked as a medical technologist and microbiologist for 10 years before going to med school and now a medical advisor for a Clinical laboratory scientist program I encourage this type of interconnection to promote the health care team approach in the laboratory.

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