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Jul 05, 2017, 11:16 ET Clinical Laboratories Are Key to Breaking Down the Healthcare Barriers Faced by Transgender Patients

Clinical laboratories could significantly improve healthcare for the transgender community by using both sex and gender identity to make decisions...


Jun 22, 2017, 11:44 ET Healthcare Providers Could Prevent Opioid-Related Deaths by Testing for Certain Genes

A review published today in AACC's Clinical Chemistry journal has identified 10 genes that show promise in predicting how patients will...


Jun 15, 2017, 13:13 ET Clinical Chemistry Impact Factor Rises to 8, the Highest in the History of the Journal

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce that...


Jun 05, 2017, 14:32 ET First-of-Its-Kind Test for HDL Cholesterol Function Could Transform the Way Healthcare Providers Predict Your Risk for Heart Disease

A groundbreaking study published today in AACC's Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine shows that a new test could improve diagnosis and treatment...


May 30, 2017, 12:32 ET AACC Lays Out Path to Better Healthcare through Collaboration

In response to ongoing Medicare reimbursement changes that aim to enhance patient care while reducing healthcare costs, AACC released a position...


May 11, 2017, 11:18 ET Winning Star Trek Tricorder Device to Be Presented to Experts at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

On July 31, the winner of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition will present DxtER—a real-life tricorder—at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific...


Apr 14, 2017, 11:45 ET Children with Impaired Kidney Function at Risk of Receiving Incorrect Diagnoses and Treatments

Breaking research published today in AACC's Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine reveals that a number of diagnostic tests are less accurate when...


Apr 03, 2017, 11:58 ET Diagnosis of and Care for Heart Attacks Could Be Advanced by New Study Published in AACC's Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine

A study published today in AACC's Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine describes the creation of a first-of-its-kind patient sample bank that...


Mar 15, 2017, 11:57 ET Exact Replication of Cancer Studies May Speed Development of Improved Cancer Drugs

In response to rising concern that many published scientific results may be false, the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology set out to replicate...


Mar 01, 2017, 12:00 ET AACC Honors 2017 Award Winners for Advancing Laboratory Medicine and Patient Care

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce the...


Feb 23, 2017, 10:10 ET Prototypes of Real-Life Star Trek Tricorders to Be Presented at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

Since 2012, research teams in the Qualcomm Tricorder Xprize competition have vied to create a mobile diagnostic device modeled after the fictional...


Feb 10, 2017, 11:46 ET Breaking Research Published in AACC's Clinical Chemistry Journal Could Help to Combat Rise in Drivers Impaired by Edible Marijuana Consumption

Though marijuana edibles are becoming increasingly common, scant information exists on how to test drivers for impairment following their...


Feb 08, 2017, 12:37 ET AACC Partners with NEJM Group to Launch AACC Learning Lab

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce the...


Jan 05, 2017, 10:49 ET Novel Tests Published in AACC's Clinical Chemistry Journal Could Improve Treatment for Heart Failure Patients

For the first time, researchers have developed tests that could improve treatment for heart failure patients by diagnosing the condition with...


Jan 05, 2017, 10:29 ET Breaking Research Published in AACC's Clinical Chemistry Journal Could Reduce Recurrence of Heart Attacks, Death in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

Research published today in AACC's Clinical Chemistry journal shows that a test can identify patients with a history of cardiovascular disease who...


Jan 05, 2017, 10:16 ET January Issue of AACC's Clinical Chemistry Journal Highlights the Breakthrough Medical Tests That Will Advance Cardiovascular Care

Laboratory medicine experts are using a growing understanding of the molecular signatures of heart disease to develop more precise tests for the...


Oct 26, 2016, 09:46 ET Breaking Research in AACC's Clinical Chemistry Journal Could Improve Diagnosis, Treatment of Pediatric Developmental Disorders

A study appearing online today in Clinical Chemistry, the premier journal in the field and a publication of AACC, has for the first time...


Sep 30, 2016, 09:56 ET Briefing: Improving Patient Care Through Harmonized Test Results

 Join AACC and leading experts in laboratory medicine and healthcare for a discussion of how harmonizing—or ensuring...


Sep 20, 2016, 15:44 ET AACC Advocates Against Expanded FDA Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests to Senate HELP Committee

 For today's Senate hearing on laboratory testing in the era of precision medicine, AACC reiterated its position that regulation of...


Aug 04, 2016, 11:00 ET Research on Zika, CRISPR, and Programmable Bio-Nano-Chips Draws 20,000 Attendees to 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

 AACC welcomed thousands of medical professionals and healthcare leaders at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in...


Aug 03, 2016, 10:30 ET Study Finds One in Five Pain or Rehab Patients Taking the Medication Gabapentin Without Prescription

With increasing public attention to overdose deaths and misuse of prescription medications in the United States, researchers today presented the...


Aug 03, 2016, 10:25 ET First Next-Generation Sequencing Test for HIV Drug Resistance Could Help Combat AIDS Worldwide

 Research announced today at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo demonstrates that a first-of-its-kind...


Aug 03, 2016, 10:12 ET New Biochip-Based Blood Test Detects Elevated Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

 Researchers today unveiled results from a new blood test to help identify which patients are at an elevated risk of Alzheimer's disease. The...


Aug 02, 2016, 10:30 ET Innovative Test That Could Predict Risk of Kidney Failure in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes Patients Announced at 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

 Researchers have successfully tested a new method for the early diagnosis in children and teenagers of diabetic nephropathy, a serious...


Aug 01, 2016, 10:30 ET CRISPR and Transformative Laboratory Technology to Be Highlighted at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

The 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo is where the future of laboratory medicine and patient care comes into view. This...