As Minister of Health and Wellness, I am pleased to recognize this week as National Medical Laboratory Week.
I would like to offer my support to the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science, CSMLS, and the Prince Edward Island Society of Medical Technologists.
Medical laboratory professionals are vital to the early detection and management of disease as 85 per cent of physician’s diagnosis and treatment decisions are based on the laboratory test results performed by medical laboratory technologists and medical laboratory assistants across the country.
Some of the various areas in which they work include microbiology, hematology, biochemistry, blood services, histology, cytology, immunology and genetics.
During National Medical Laboratory Week, on behalf of the provincial government, I would like to acknowledge all the medical laboratory professionals who serve on the front lines of our public health system – 105 medical laboratory technologists and 5 medical laboratory assistants.
Our health care system is fortunate to have skilled and dedicated lab professionals as key members of the patient care team.
We thank you for your work in our health care system.