ARUP and Utah Celebrate National Laboratory Week

Apr 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from ARUP Laboratories, Inc.

    SALT LAKE CITY, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ARUP Laboratories, Inc., a
 Utah-based clinical reference laboratory, will join in honoring medical
 laboratory professionals during National Medical Laboratory Week, April 15-21,
 2001.  Utah's pathologists, medical technologists, technicians, specialists,
 and a multitude of support personnel are among the force of over
 280,000 across the nation who perform and interpret laboratory tests that save
 lives and help keep people healthy.
     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 least costly.
     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."
     "I am so lucky to be part of a profession where I can do what I love and
 what I am good at, and also help to save lives," says Marion Nadeau, a medical
 technologist who has been working in the field for 27 years.
     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, and cytotechnologists.
 
     For more information about National Medical Laboratory Week, call ARUP
 Laboratories at (800) 242-2787, visit its Web site at www.aruplab.com, or
 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 $100 million and more than
 1,200 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.
 
 

SOURCE ARUP Laboratories, Inc.
    SALT LAKE CITY, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ARUP Laboratories, Inc., a
 Utah-based clinical reference laboratory, will join in honoring medical
 laboratory professionals during National Medical Laboratory Week, April 15-21,
 2001.  Utah's pathologists, medical technologists, technicians, specialists,
 and a multitude of support personnel are among the force of over
 280,000 across the nation who perform and interpret laboratory tests that save
 lives and help keep people healthy.
     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 least costly.
     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."
     "I am so lucky to be part of a profession where I can do what I love and
 what I am good at, and also help to save lives," says Marion Nadeau, a medical
 technologist who has been working in the field for 27 years.
     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, and cytotechnologists.
 
     For more information about National Medical Laboratory Week, call ARUP
 Laboratories at (800) 242-2787, visit its Web site at www.aruplab.com, or
 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 $100 million and more than
 1,200 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.
 
 SOURCE  ARUP Laboratories, Inc.