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

  • Yes!!! Love it. 🙂 Truth Thank you for your awesome work.