Lab Week (short for Medical Laboratory Professionals Week) is an annual celebration for medical laboratory professionals, pathologists, and other members of staff who play a vital role in health care and patient advocacy. During Lab Week, organizations and laboratories are encouraged to show signs of appreciation honoring their laboratory crew. This year’s celebrations take place on April 21- 27.

At Aculabs, our management team has prepared several events and treats for Aculabs employees as part of the week-long celebration. Employees will get to enjoy a complimentary empanadas lunch scheduled for Thursday, April 25th, while on Wednesday, the 24th, Aculabs staff will get treated to free ice cream and other desserts provided by Mister Softee. Complimentary tote bags and lunch coolers have been prepared as gifts for each employee, as well.

In addition to these events, supervisors of individual departments have been encouraged to organize different activities to honor their staff and build intradepartmental comradery. As seen below, members of Aculabs’ Microbiology Department came together this week to decorate shirts with Lab Week designs.

The Microbiology Department at Aculabs displays their shirts proudly.

“We want to thank you profusely for your outstanding contribution in making the last month and a half, during the transition, both a memorable and pleasant experience for all of us. You have been great and your cooperation has been outstanding,” said Dauna Gudaitis, Corporate Secretary and Aculabs Co-Founder. “We are the ACULABS team. The job you do every day makes that circle complete.”

This honorary week has been popularized throughout America by a coordinating group of 17 medicine organizations, including the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), and more.

During this week, laboratories all across America will end up holding events, giveaways, and other celebrations meant to both honor their employees and grow a sense of appreciation amongst colleagues within the laboratory community.

You can view the gallery below for some snapshots into Lab Week 2019 at Aculabs.