Guest post from Kathryn Wangsness, Chief for the Office of Laboratory Services

The Arizona State Public Health Lab is celebrating the dedication of its laboratory personnel next week as part of Laboratory Professionals Week.  Laboratory Professionals Week was originally established to honor the more than 300,000 scientists, technicians and pathologists who perform testing vital to the health and safety of their communities. 

As part of its celebration, the Arizona Public Health Laboratory will be conducting a presentation of the history of the Lab as well as tours on Wednesday, April 24th.  Tours are available at 11:30 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm.  Please make reservations for participating in a tour by email at [email protected] or by calling (602) 364-0595 as tour group sizes are limited.  Anyone interested in learning more about the history of the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory are invited to visit the Laboratory’s centennial webpage: or