Impact of COVID on Pathology Labs

Impact of COVID on Pathology Labs

The novel coronavirus sweeping across the world had a major impact on Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology Labs, and other Labs as well.  COVID-19 necessitated the quick implementation of new assays on various platforms, logistical processing and testing challenges, new safety precautions—masks, face shields and social distancing, new concerns for the wellbeing and treatment of our patients, Zoom meetings as a new norm, more folks working from home, parents helping their children with online schoolwork, people dealing with anxiety and the unknown, and more. There is a different mood in the air as we get adjusted to the ever-changing COVID landscape, in particular, social distancing which affected activities.

We should all recognize and appreciate the Lab’s many contributions to patient care. We must honour and appreciate our healthcare workers

 “Despite the anxiety, phobia around COVID, we refused to be dampened by the coronavirus, despite a high testing volume in our Lab.

To ALL of our hardworking and dedicated Laboratory staff, we are so grateful to you and proud, as well, and recognize and appreciate how much you contribute to the care of our patients, day in and day out, with or without COVID stresses and strains. You are the people who carefully draw and process the blood and specimens, and who diligently run our laboratory tests in order to provide accurate diagnoses for patients and families, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, year round. 

Thank You for All You Do!