TriCore Reference Laboratories Recognizes Medical Laboratory Professionals Week


Beth Bailey
Director, Strategic Development & Communications


Recognizes Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – April 22, 2020 — TriCore Reference Laboratories recognizes Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 19-25, 2020.  Established by ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathology), Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is an annual national celebration of medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in healthcare and patient advocacy. 
“We recognize Lab Week every year, but it has never been more relevant than during this COVID-19 pandemic when laboratory expertise and rapid turnaround time for testing is crucial.  Over 80% of our staff work in the clinical arena, and we collaborate with more than 50 clinical pathologists to deliver state of the art laboratory services to the state of New Mexico.  I want to thank each and every one of them for the important work they do every day,” said Dr. Michael Crossey, CEO for TriCore and a clinical pathologist himself. 
TriCore’s internal celebrations of the annual event have been postponed to August, due to the current focus on COVID-19, but national recognition will continue throughout the week.  In addition to playing a major role in New Mexico’s COVID-19 response, TriCore performs 1 million tests each month for patients all over the state.
About TriCore Reference Laboratories
About TriCore Reference Laboratories TriCore Reference Laboratories is an independent, not-for-profit, clinical reference laboratory founded and headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, co-sponsored by Presbyterian Healthcare Services and University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. TriCore provides over 2,900, full-service, state-of-the-art laboratory tests to healthcare professionals and their patients. TriCore also provides analytics and research services, supporting healthcare and scientific organizations worldwide. TriCore’s Rhodes Group offers laboratory software and consulting services to optimize clinical laboratory operations, including empowering population health management and targeted intervention strategies. For more information, visit tricore.org.


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