Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) provides the profession with a unique opportunity to increase public understanding of and appreciation for clinical laboratory personnel. Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) will take place April 23-29, 2017. AGT is officially a part of the coalition now and will join 300,000 medical laboratory professionals around the country who perform and interpret more than 10 billion laboratory tests in the US every year this year.

See below for more on the history of Lab Week.


This year, AGT proudly celebrates Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) by holding our fifth annual Best Picture contests.​
  • First prize: $75
  • Second prize: $50
  • Third prize: $25
All winners will be featured in an upcoming issue AGT E-News as well as AGT website.


Submission Requirements:
  • Submit pictures of your celebration to
  • Deadline for submission: May 12, 2017.
  • You must be an AGT member in order to be eligible.
  • Please limit one submission per member per category of contest.
  • Winners will be awarded prizes in gift cards format.
  • All photograph submissions must be 5 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or JPG format, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image).
  • The photograph, each in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the contest entrant.
  • ​By entering the contest, entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted photograph are original works created solely by the entrant and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph.
  • Though you retain copyright in each image submitted, the digital image file(s) submitted will be published as outlined above and not be returned or acknowledged.
Contact us with any questions. Good luck and happy MLPW!


2017 CONTEST – Online Scavenger Hunt


Clic​k here to play the 2017 version of the Online Scavenger Hunt​.  Be among the first to submit your entry for prize consideration!



More Information



Click​ here to read about the history of MLPW

Click here to see Lab Week’s past themes, since 1975

Click h​ere​ to read about fun ideas to celebrate, including accessing logos to download in black and white and color.


Contact us with any questions. Good luck and happy 2017 MLPW!



Christina Mendiola, B.S., CG(ASCP)CM
Cytogenetic Technologist Senior
Clinical and Molecular Cytogenetics Laboratory
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 7750
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
Tel:  210-567-4050
Fax: 210-567-4041


Jennifer Alvares, B.S., CG(ASCP) CM
Cytogenetic Technologist II
University of Chicago Medical Center
Cancer Cytogenetics Lab
5835 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-9153


Jason A. Yuhas, B.S., CG(ASCP)CM
Senior Education Specialist
Mayo Clinic
200 First St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905
507/538-7634  Fax: 507-284-0043
Director – Association of Genetic Technologists​


National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week originated in 1975 as National Medical Laboratory Week, or NMLW, under the auspices of the American Society for Medical Technology, now called the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS).  In subsequent years, other organizations have served as cosponsors and campaign supporters.  These organizations include AABB, AACC, American Society of Cytopathology, American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Society for Cytotechnology, American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, American Society for Microbiology, Association of Public Health Laboratories, CLMA, College of American Pathologists (CAP), and National Society for Histotechnology.  The goals of the lab week is to make more people aware of who clinical lab people are and to celebrate the contributions they make to the overall health care system.  AGT will participate and sponsor activities during this year’s celebration. A Lab Week Committee has been assembled under Public Relations (see above​).​