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Laboratory Professionals Celebrate 'CSI' Skills

Posted on Friday, April 25th, 2014

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 20-26, is an annual celebration of the nation's laboratory professionals and pathologists.  They play a vital role in every aspect of health care.
Since they often work behind the scenes, few people know about the critical laboratory testing and interpreting they perform every day. 
"The doctors are Batman and Robin. We're CSI," says Elmer Denoso of Mercy Health/Love County, where 40,000 laboratory tests will be performed this year.

Christa Kirby, ASCP.  Joined the
laboratory in April with 15 years of
hospital, clinic, and independent 
laboratory experience. Holds a 
bachelor of science degree from
Southeastern and certification from
the American Society of Clinical 
Pathologists. A daughter has followed
her into the field as a medical
Elmer Denoso, AMT (left) Extensively prepared, he holds degrees in
both medical technology and medicine from Cebu Institute of Medicine
in the Philippines. Joined hospital in 2007 after six years at Mercy in
Ardmore. Takes satisfaction in confirming doctors' diagnoses, and 
"sometimes assuring" them they are on the right track in a medical
Richard Acayan, AMT(right) A part-time weekend medical techologist
for Mercy Health/Love County since 2008, he works days as laboratory
director at Muenster hospital. Was influenced to the field as a youth by
serving med-tech students in his family's restaurant in Dumagete,
Philippines. After graduating from Sulliman University in 1998, he
landed his first job in a lab run by one of those former students.