In Da Lab

Deep in the bowels of hospital lurks a ragtag band of silent heroes. This is their anthem.

It is also my chance to finally pull that ever-so-enticing emergency shower handle. Sorry, housekeeping.

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In Da Lab, a parody of 50 Cent’s In Tha Club, presented with love to lab rats everywhere. Thanks to University Medical Center (UMC) hospital in Las Vegas for letting us shoot in their lab! And stay tuned for an upcoming ZVlogg episode with behind-the-scenes footage.

Credits:

Cinematography by Variables of Light®
Lyrics: ZDoggMD and Dr. Harry
(assist from Facebook fans: Camellia Austin, Jennifer Carter, Kate Christofersen)
Audio production and track engineering: Devin Moore

Video editing: ZDoggMD
Extras (real lab peeps from UMC!):

Cinnamon Nelson
Lisa Gorlick
Karen Edwards
Dr. Ronald Knoblock
Laura Wicklein
Mariella Lopez
Frederick Barrido
Michelle Clause
Myhanh Nguyen
Daniel Howard
Cheryl Zimmer
Erica Nansen

 

And a special thanks to those fans who donated money to help fund the production!

Kara Hearn

Natasha Singh

Julie Massey

Mary Ray

Riley Knight

Jessica Shaffer

Andrew Sauer

Ginger Baker

Chrissy Hayward

Go go go go go go\r\n\r\nGo redraw, there’s no birthdate\r\n\r\nYou didn’t label it, there’s no birthdate\r\n\r\nYou sent the wrong tubes, and yo, there’s no birthdate\r\n\r\nAnd you know we don’t run no blood without a birthdate\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nYou can find me in da lab, bottle full of crap\r\n\r\nBut mommy I got the plates if you into growing that\r\n\r\nYou gonna have to wait tho you wanna have it STAT\r\n\r\nSo call talking that smack, I’ll just tell you it ain’t back\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nYou can find me in da lab, bottle full of crap\r\n\r\nBut homie I checked the plates and they growin’ hella staph\r\n\r\nYou better ask your date why you broke out in that rash\r\n\r\nThe RPR is back, treponema in that ass\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nWhen I pull out that slide you see the whites in clumps\r\n\r\nWhen the blood’s hemolyzed they all deny they the one\r\n\r\nNurses mad I said redraw, now they never show me love\r\n\r\nBut when you work in the lab your best pal can be a glove\r\n\r\nBut homie ain’t nothing changed, crit down, whites up\r\n\r\nI see that micro in the cut, yo homie tee that slide up\r\n\r\nIf you watch how I move you’ll mistake me for a pipetted pimp\r\n\r\nBeen splashed with a few vials but I ain’t positive yet\r\n\r\nOn the ward, e’ry day they saying “Lab is so wack”\r\n\r\nThey haters, I want ‘em to love us like they love path\r\n\r\nBut holla in da lab, the techs’ll tell you I’m loco\r\n\r\nAnd the plan is to spin these samples in a circle\r\n\r\nI’m fully focused man, crossmatch on my mind\r\n\r\nGot a ml out the vial antibodies still bind\r\n\r\nNow shorty said, she sending some bile, she sending micro\r\n\r\nThe cap, she didn’t screw tight now it’s all on my clothes\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nYou can find me in da lab, urine full of casts\r\n\r\nBut mommy the prep is wet if you into whiffing that\r\n\r\nI’m into my Pipettes I ain’t into runnin’ stats\r\n\r\nSo come with solid stool for c. diff, I’ll send it back\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nYou can find me in da lab, bottle full of crap\r\n\r\nBut mommy I got the plates if you into growing that\r\n\r\nYou gonna have to wait tho you wanna have it STAT\r\n\r\nSo come gimme a hug if you ever want it back\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nMy flow cyto, my microscopes\r\n\r\nThey diagnose those nasty things\r\n\r\nMy hood, PCR, my tools, lab rulez\r\n\r\nLook homie, when you call better say my name\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nAnd you should love us, way more than you hate us\r\n\r\nDoc, you mad? We bled him dry, just cuz you made us\r\n\r\nI’m that tech by the hood tryin’ to run these damn lytes\r\n\r\nYou that whiny intern tryin’ to order more, right?\r\n\r\nThink twice when you clicking on them labs come on\r\n\r\nThese daily crits are the reason why his blood be gone\r\n\r\nIf yo’ crew overtesting, let them muthfricker’s learn\r\n\r\nIf you talking point of care, homie, I ain’t concerned\r\n\r\nImma tell you Liz Holmes told me “drop o’ blood, ditch the vial stuff”\r\n\r\nIf haters hate then let em hate but watch the lawyers pile up\r\n\r\nOr we could stick just to what works and that’s a bottle of blood\r\n\r\nSo you know where we frickin’ be\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nYou can find me in da lab, sputum thick as sap\r\n\r\nBut mommy I got the plates if you into growin’ that\r\n\r\nIt’s gotta incubate, ‘fore them MICs are back\r\n\r\nSo come looking for paps, and I’ll transfer you to path\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nYou can find me in da lab, bottle full of crap\r\n\r\nBut homie I checked the plates and they growin’ hella staph\r\n\r\nYou gonna have to wait, though you wanna have it STAT\r\n\r\nSo come gimme a hug if you ever want it back

  • arripay

    Ha ha so true. Loving the sly Theranos reference!

  • Mary Pitts Heblon

    LOVE this! Thanks so much guys!! We all know that Lab is the step-child of healthcare….if only they knew how truly important everyone’s job is in the Hospital Laboratory!!

  • seethroughurlies

    I want to work with these guys.

  • Keri Burke

    Greatest

  • GrishaTigger

    ZDogg, this is brilliant.
    Now when are you going to give this kind of shout-out to your brothers and sisters holding it down in radiology?

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