SALT LAKE CITY, April 12, 2002 – ARUP Laboratories,
Inc., a Utah-based clinical reference laboratory, will join in honoring
medical laboratory professionals during National Medical Laboratory Week,
April 14-20, 2002. It is a time of celebration nationwide for the approximately
265,000 medical laboratory professionals and 15,000 board-certified pathologists
who perform and interpret medical laboratory tests throughout the country.
Using state-of-the-art technology, these highly-educated laboratory professionals
help to prevent disease by detecting unknown health problems, and aid
in the diagnosis and treatment of existing medical conditions. Results
of laboratory tests often identify the presence of disease in its earliest
stages when the possibilities for successful treatment are greatest and
To celebrate National Medical Laboratory Week, laboratories across the
nation will host open houses, tours, lectures, and demonstrations to help
acquaint the public and other health care professionals with the workings
of the medical laboratory.
“We are proud of the work we do here at ARUP,” says Dr. Carl
Kjeldsberg, president and CEO of ARUP Laboratories. “We have the
tremendous responsibility of performing complex tests in an accurate and
timely manner. The work we do directly affects patients' lives and
the treatment they receive.”
“The field of Medical Technology was a huge discovery that satisfied
my career desire for laboratory testing and medicine. One reason I enjoy
this career so much is that it is forever changing and improving. It still
fascinates me every day,” reflects Pamela Carter M.T. CLS (NCA),
Product Specialist, ARUP Laboratories.
As the laboratory industry has rapidly expanded in recent years, so has
the number of medical laboratory professionals working in settings such
as hospitals, doctors' offices, clinics, research facilities, blood
banks, public health centers, the Armed Forces, universities, and industry.
Medical laboratory professionals have a variety of specialties, including
pathologists, medical technologists, clinical laboratory scientists, histotechnologists,
For more information about National Medical Laboratory Week, visit the
American Society of Clinical Pathologists' Web site at www.ascp.org/general/labweek.
ARUP Laboratories is a national full-service reference laboratory owned
by the Department of Pathology at the University of Utah Health Sciences
Center. ARUP is a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and
development, led by the efforts of the ARUP Institute for Clinical and
Experimental Pathology, LLC. With revenue of greater than $140 million
and more than 1,300 employees, ARUP offers over 2,000 tests and test combinations,
ranging from routine cytology screens to highly esoteric molecular and
genetic assays. ARUP's clients include university teaching hospitals,
multihospital groups, major commercial laboratories, group purchasing
organizations, military and government facilities, major clinics, and
major pharmaceutical firms. Further information on ARUP Laboratories can
be obtained on the Internet at www.aruplab.com.
Ronald L. Weiss, M.D., M.B.A.