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News: SCRMC Marks 2012 National Medical Laboratory Week With An Open House

April 4, 2012

professionals who are key members of today’s health care team. These individuals have the skills to unlock important medical information that is vitally important in determining the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. 
SCRMC’s 29th annual Lab Week Open House will be held Wednesday, April 25th from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. “The advances in medical laboratory testing in just the past few years are truly remarkable,” said Mary Smith, Laboratory Director. “This open house offers a special opportunity to view fascinating displays, sample tasty refreshments, and receive a tour of the SCRMC lab.”
This year’s open house will feature the lab’s newest chemistry analyzer, the Vitros, which plays an essential role providing testing during parathyroid surgery. One of the lab’s newest tests, procalcitonin and its importance in diagnosis will also be spotlighted.
Everyday physicians and other health care providers depend on laboratory professionals to perform tests and report results that help provide a complete picture of a patient’s health. “Using the latest biomedical equipment and procedures, lab staff can detect the presence of cancer, identify infectious bacteria, and measure analytes such as glucose, cholesterol, and drug levels,” Smith explains. More than 10 billion laboratory tests are performed in the US each year. Over 1 million tests are performed annually at the SCRMC labs by a group of knowledgeable, dedicated laboratory professionals.

You are invited to join the SCRMC lab staff for their open house at the St. Croix Falls Clinic, 216 So. Adams, St. Croix Falls, WI, on Wednesday, April 25th from 1:30 to 4:00 pm.