There's nothing wrong with white coats per se. They are a traditional and universally recognised symbol for "doctor"! Patients often expect the doctor to be so attired (perhaps because they would otherwise be distracted by poor / weird / unconventional / whatever dress sense). They protect the doctor's clothing, and show up readily enough when "soiled" (blood-splattered, etc.). My point, however, is that we are not doctors (or, for that matter, laboratory technicians). smile

If you don't inspect ... don't expect.