A shout out to Coronavirus Response Coordinator Amb. Deborah Birx, MD - who recognized the contribution of laboratorians to the COVID testing efforts during an interview with a major news morning show this morning. "Laboratorians are on the front lines, running these assays day and night so that people can get their diagnosis." I got a number of texts from family and friends saying "Hey....isn't that what you do?" Yes, yes it is. More proof of what we already know.....what we do matters to patients and to the world.