National Medical Laboratory Week 2018

April 22 - 28

Let’s join together this National Medical Laboratory Week to illustrate the importance of the lab and show how Medical Laboratory Professionals complete the health care picture.

Be a part of the action! Every view, click and download can help celebrate and advocate for the profession. Your actions combined with the actions of lab professionals across the country will help complete the picture and illuminate the medical laboratory profession.

We Complete The Picture

5,707 actions have been taken to raise awareness and celebrate National Medical Laboratory Week.

As more actions are taken by using the Celebration Toolkit, this image will grow.


Get creative during Lab Week! The videos below will help inspire and guide you as you start planning for Lab Week.


Explore the CSMLS Celebration Toolkit to find the tools you need to celebrate and advocate for Lab Week. Every action you take helps paint a better understanding of the medical laboratory profession.

Free Promotional Items

Order Lab Week posters, brochures, pocket protectors and bookmarks to give away to colleagues, patients or the public. Use your CSMLS member login and password to access the order form.

Free Promotional Items are SOLD OUT. Order form is closed. If you have any questions please contact Radmila Minor

Visit the website

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Educate others about what you do! Share the website with your friends and family to give them an understanding of what happens in the lab and what your role is as a medical laboratory professional.

Word Search Puzzles

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Make it fun! Challenge yourself or others by downloading and printing one of these med lab word search puzzles!


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Show your e-ppreciation! Send a custom e-card to your employee, colleague, team or friend!


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Get inspired! Gather some ideas on how to celebrate and advocate for Lab Week using this handbook.

Colouring Page

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Complete the picture! Print the colouring page and show how medical laboratory professionals complete the picture.

PowerPoint Presentation

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Present about the profession! Educate others about the medical laboratory profession by hosting a lunch and learn or play it on loop in the hospital waiting room for patients to see.

Sticker Printouts

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Make your message stick! Download and print fun, full-colour Lab Week stickers to share with coworkers, colleagues and the public.
(Stickers are sized to print standard Avery 22807 labels)

Desktop Wallpaper

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Display your professional pride! Download the National Medical Laboratory Week desktop wallpaper and feature it on your desktop either at home or work for others to see.

Stat Cards

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Start the conversation! Stat cards are a great way to show the public how medical laboratory science is a vital part of the health care system. Download and print them as easy handouts at displays or during events.

Cake Decals

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Celebrate with cake! Make your celebration extra special with a custom National Medical Laboratory Week cake. Download and print the cake decal and take it to your local bakery for edible printing.

Facebook and Twitter Covers

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Display it online! Show your peers that you are a proud medical laboratory professional by changing your Facebook or Twitter cover photo.
(To change your Facebook cover simply visit your Facebook page and click the camera icon in the upper left corner. To change your Twitter cover, click "Edit Profile" on your Twitter page)

Email Signature

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Sign it with pride! Help spread the word about National Medical Laboratory Week through every email. Use the email signature template on your email account to spread the word about Lab Week.
(To set up in Outlook, simply open "New email" and click on "Signature". Copy and paste the email signature template in the "Edits Signature" space provided)

Social Media Posts

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Say it on social! Show your professional pride on social media by using these handy pre-written Facebook and Twitter posts online.

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