Labs Are Vital is a community for laboratory professionals and those interested in the profession.
Launched in 2006 as an industry initiative by Abbott Diagnostics, it has had a significant impact. Now following consultation between Abbott Diagnostics and a large group of stakeholders from around the world, a new consortium of international professional bodies has been formed to build on the success of Labs Are Vital, and to take the program to the next level.
Labs Are Vital will now develop as an independent program owned and run by the community it serves. A new Members Board has been constituted to achieve this, made up of representatives from IFCC (International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Lab Medicine), WASPaLM (World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine), ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology) and IFBLS (International Federation for Biomedical and Laboratory Science).