July 6, 2007

For the second year in a row, Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, Spokane, Wash, is the Gold Team Winner in the ARTEL Pipetting Olympics.

ARTEL’s contest, held each year during National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, challenges laboratory technicians to test the accuracy and precision of their pipetting skills against colleagues and other laboratories. 

Of the 39 participating laboratories in the Lab Week 2007 ARTEL Pipetting Olympics, Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories had the lowest average variability of 0.34%. AIT Laboratories of Indianapolis, Ind, and Credit Valley Hospital of Mississauga, Ontario, followed closely in second and third places, respectively.

The difference between the first and third place teams was only 0.12%, a closer differential than last year’s winners. 

The Gold Team Prize is a $300 gift card to be used toward a team lunch.