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May 20, 2015, 10:28 ET
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org.

AACC Wins 2015 Hermes Awards for Outstanding Work in Health Communications

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

May 11, 2015, 09:35 ET
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org.

New Malaria Test Could Lead to Global Eradication of the Disease

 One of the biggest difficulties faced by worldwide programs aimed at eliminating malaria is that the tests they use are not sensitive enough...

May 07, 2015, 09:44 ET
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org.

AACC Welcomes Lauren Kramer as Vice President of Education and Meetings

AACC is pleased to announce that Lauren Kramer was named vice president of education and meetings, effective May 4. Prior to joining AACC, Kramer...

May 06, 2015, 11:02 ET
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org

AACC Urges CMS to Delay Enforcing Regulations That Could Limit Diabetes Patients' Access to Medical Testing

Today AACC sent formal comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) addressing CMS' proposal to enforce more stringent...

Mar 16, 2015, 13:07 ET
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AACC Cautions FDA Against Over-regulating the Genetic Testing Technology Vital to Precision Medicine

Today AACC sent formal comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the agency's proposed regulation of next-generation sequencing tests....

Feb 13, 2015, 11:58 ET
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org

AACC Honors 2015 Award Winners for Advancing Laboratory Medicine and Patient Care

AACC and its academy, the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB), are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 AACC and NACB...

Jan 29, 2015, 11:18 ET
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org.

AACC Cautions FDA Against Extraneous Oversight of Medical Tests That Help Patients With Rare or New Conditions

Today AACC sent formal comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) addressing FDA's proposal for oversight of laboratory developed tests....

Jan 14, 2015, 10:19 ET
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org.

Dr. Loretta Doan Named Vice President of Policy and Global Affairs at AACC

AACC is pleased to announce that Loretta L. Doan, PhD, has assumed the position of vice president of policy and global affairs effective today....

Jan 06, 2015, 12:11 ET
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field...

New Molecular Diagnostic Methods Could Reduce Risk of Miscarriage in Prenatal Testing for Genetic Diseases

 Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to improving patient prognosis for 22q11 deletion syndrome and Wilson's disease, two potentially...

Jan 06, 2015, 11:58 ET
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org.

Researchers Find That Tumor DNA and Cells in the Blood Can Be Used to Diagnose Prostate Cancer and Drug Resistance in Breast Cancer

 The "Molecular Diagnostics" issue of Clinical Chemistry, the journal of AACC, features new research on a genetic test for prostate cancer that...

Jan 06, 2015, 11:52 ET
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org.

January Issue of Clinical Chemistry Highlights the Molecular Diagnostics Research That Is Changing the Landscape of Medical Testing

Researchers are using a growing understanding of the molecular and genetic mechanisms of disease to develop medical tests that are more convenient,...

Dec 11, 2014, 13:57 ET
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org.

Congress Finalizes Legislation That Will Renew Critical Funding for Pediatric Medical Testing; AACC Urges President Obama to Sign Into Law

 The U.S. House of Representatives passed a revised version of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013 yesterday,...

Dec 01, 2014, 10:32 ET
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org.

AACC Urges the FDA to Balance the Need for Scientific Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests With Safeguarding Patient Access to These Essential Tests

Today AACC released a position statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) proposal for oversight of laboratory developed...

Nov 18, 2014, 12:13 ET
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org.

AACC Joins AMA, Other Major Healthcare Organizations Urging FDA to Withdraw Its Proposed Framework for Laboratory Developed Tests; Proposal Could Jeopardize Patient Access to Critical Testing Services

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its long-awaited proposal on October 3 for overseeing laboratory developed tests—medical...

Oct 08, 2014, 11:26 ET
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org.  (PRNewsFoto/AACC)

AACC Encourages Congress to Finalize Healthcare Bill That Will Prevent Disability and Death Caused by Childhood Genetic Disorders

Clinical laboratory testing ensures that thousands of infants receive life-saving treatments every year, yet certain pediatric testing programs...

Oct 06, 2014, 14:40 ET
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org.  (PRNewsFoto/AACC)

AACC Elects Clinical Director at Children's Medical Center in Dallas as 2016 President

AACC is pleased to announce that Patricia M. Jones, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB, has been elected to serve on the AACC Board as president-elect beginning in...

Oct 02, 2014, 11:23 ET
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org.  (PRNewsFoto/AACC)

CDC Official to Advise Labs on Testing Patients for Ebola Now That First Case of Deadly Virus Has Been Confirmed in the U.S.

Now that the Ebola virus has arrived in the U.S., the ability of clinical laboratories to quickly identify patients who need treatment and require...

Sep 08, 2014, 14:08 ET
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org.  (PRNewsFoto/AACC)

FDA Director for Diagnostic Tests to Discuss the Agency's Proposed Framework to Oversee Laboratory Developed Tests

 On September 10, AACC will host a webinar with Alberto Gutierrez, PhD, director of the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health...

Aug 01, 2014, 12:02 ET
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org.  (PRNewsFoto/AACC)

AACC Announces 2014 Corporate Supporter Award Winners; Thanks Organizations for Their Invaluable Support

AACC is pleased to announce the recipients of the AACC 2014 Corporate Supporter Awards. Each year, AACC recognizes the companies and organizations...

Aug 01, 2014, 11:49 ET
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC, brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit www.aacc.org.  (PRNewsFoto/AACC)

First-Ever AACC Virtual Conference to Focus on Personalized Diagnostics

One of the major revolutions taking place in healthcare is the rise of personalized medicine, which is the practice of using genomic and other...