Author Archives: Aaron Ogg

5 Signs You Are a Lab Legend

Do your fellow lab techs trade stories about your pipetting prowess when you’re not around? Are you considered the king or queen of the ta [...]

How to Fail Your Next CAP Inspection

College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation is one of the most important recognitions for any medical laboratory. Passing a CAP ins [...]

How to Feel (and Look) Good in Your Medical Lab

If you’re spending at least half your waking hours working in a medical lab, then shouldn’t you be comfortable and feel good about how y [...]

5 Reasons to Be Grateful for Lab Techs

No healthcare professionals are more deserving of gratitude than lab techs. A lab tech’s dedication to accuracy and consistency is admirab [...]

5 Signs You’re a Night Shift Lab Tech

Night shift changes a lab tech. Gone are the days of waking with the sun, not drinking coffee at 1a, and having a normal social life. It’s [...]

5 Lab Tech Quirks

Lab techs aren’t wired like most people. Maybe their unique perspective comes from spending so many hours analyzing microorganisms.  Or p [...]

4 Fun Phlebotomy Order of Draw Mnemonics

One of the most important sets of information a beginning phlebotomist must memorize is phlebotomy order of draw. Blood must be drawn in a s [...]

5 Struggles Phlebotomists Understand Best

Phlebotomists have a challenging job that requires knowledge, dedication, and amazing attention to detail. Not all sticks and draws go smoot [...]

What Glove Colors Could Mean to Your Patients

Before you don those purple gloves, you might want to consider how that glove color could make your patients feel. Color psychology suggests [...]
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