In honor of National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2016, Swift County-Benson Hospital would like to recognize our Medical Laboratory Professionals: Kelly Carlson (Laboratory Manager), Heather Fahje, Kailyne Pangrac and Annie Mitteness.

MLTs play a crucial role in providing personalized patient care, though they have limited patient interaction. The work they do behind the scenes helps physicians detect illnesses and determine treatment options for each patient. Did you know: According to the American Society for Clinical Pathology, more than 70% of physician’s decisions are based on laboratory results? Using sophisticated instrumentation and technology as well as highly skilled manual techniques, MLTs collect and analyze blood, tissue, and all different types of body fluid while also evaluating test results for accuracy. They are also responsible for matching blood compatibility for transfusions.