Employee of the Year: Venicia Owens

Employee of the Year: Venicia Owens

Venicia Owens didn’t plan to become a medical lab technician. “I kind of stumbled upon it,” she says, “though now I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.” Growing up in Chicago, Owens loved interior decorating and thought she would pursue a career in that...
Three Black Americans Who Made Medical Laboratories Possible

Three Black Americans Who Made Medical Laboratories Possible

It’s African American History Month, and, here at LifeBrite Laboratories, we’re looking back and paying tribute to some of the many Black scientists and doctors whose work made medical laboratories possible. Their insights, innovations, and advances equip LifeBrite...
Pharmacogenomics and Cardiovascular Medicines

Pharmacogenomics and Cardiovascular Medicines

While COVID-19 rightly remains the focus of national healthcare news, heart disease is still the leading cause of death. Your patients with cardiovascular diseases — especially heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, and pulmonary hypertension — may...
Employee Spotlight: Lindsey Long

Employee Spotlight: Lindsey Long

Lindsey Long has always loved to learn, and she has always wanted to lead. As an assessments team lead at LifeBrite Labs, both of those drives serve her deep sense of purpose to serve the better health of patients. LifeBrite Laboratories is the third clinical lab Long...
Cervical Cancer: A Disease We Can Defeat

Cervical Cancer: A Disease We Can Defeat

With January being Cervical Health Awareness Month, it’s worth remembering that, according to the CDC, cervical cancer was once “the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States.” Then came the Papanicolaou (Pap) test, introduced in the U.S. in the...
Genomic DNA Testing Brings Precision to Vaginal Health

Genomic DNA Testing Brings Precision to Vaginal Health

Tens of millions of American women are impacted by bacterial vaginosis and vulvovaginal candidiasis each year. According to the CDC, bacterial vaginosis affects 21.2 million women (29.2%) between the ages of 15 and 49, making it the most common vaginal infection in...
LifeBrite Spotlight: Arrianna Jefferson

LifeBrite Spotlight: Arrianna Jefferson

“I enjoy helping people,” says Arrianna Jefferson, a human resources specialist at LifeBrite Laboratories, “and I originally wanted to study nursing.” In high school, she took classes at the Kent Career Tech Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and earned her...
Pharmacogenomics and the Treatment of Diabetes

Pharmacogenomics and the Treatment of Diabetes

It’s American Diabetes Month and, here at LifeBrite Laboratories, we’ve been thinking a lot about how we can help physicians select the most effective treatment options for their diabetic patients. Pharmacogenomics have been used for years in rare monogenic forms of...