The lab staff at Lane Regional Medical Center was recognized April 19-25 as they celebrated National Medical Laboratory Week.

Staff members include clerical, phlebotomy and technical staff, which consists of both clinical lab technicians and clinical laboratory scientists.

The group serves under Medical Director Dr. John Simmons, a pathologist from Pathology Group of Louisiana in Baton Rouge, and Lab Manager David Broussard.

The staff performs over 800,000 tests a year servicing not only the hospital and Lane Diagnostic Center, but also area nursing homes, home health agencies, physicians’ offices, long-term acute-care facilities, more than 100 drug-screening clients as well as the Louisiana War Veterans Home and Villa Feliciana Medical Complex, both located Jackson.

Many local businesses donated goods and services to the Lane staff during Lab Week, the release said.