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Jul 22, 2016, 11:45 ET Media Briefing and Q&A with Leading Researchers on Zika Virus and Diagnostic Testing

Leading researchers will discuss the global impact and role of diagnostic testing for the Zika virus as well as how the timing of infection affects...


Jul 05, 2016, 13:26 ET AACC Recommends National Repository for Pediatric Samples to Improve Children's Healthcare

 AACC released a position statement today on the need to improve pediatric reference intervals, which play a crucial role in ensuring that...


Jun 23, 2016, 09:48 ET AACC Commends CMS for Postponing Dramatic Changes to Medical Test Reimbursement Until 2018

 On June 17, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule implementing the clinical laboratory provisions of...


Apr 18, 2016, 15:21 ET Theranos Founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes to Present Research on Theranos' Proprietary Technologies at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

AACC is pleased to announce that Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes will give a plenary presentation at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific...


Apr 05, 2016, 16:00 ET AACC Joins March of Dimes to Urge Congress to Fund Efforts to Combat Zika in the U.S.

Today, AACC, the March of Dimes, and 66 other major healthcare organizations called for Congress to provide immediate emergency funding to prepare...


Feb 22, 2016, 11:24 ET AACC Calls for Modernization of Regulatory Framework for Clinical Labs

 In response to calls for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate laboratory-developed tests, AACC released a position statement...


Feb 16, 2016, 09:59 ET AACC Announces 2016 Award Winners; Celebrates Achievements in Laboratory Medicine

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


Jan 27, 2016, 12:14 ET Dr. Robert Christenson Named Editor-in-Chief of AACC's New Journal, The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine

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


Jan 04, 2016, 12:39 ET Cutting-Edge Lab Technology Used to Create Labs-on-a-Plate, Intelligent Surgical Knives

 Advances in a powerful lab technology known as mass spectrometry are beginning to revolutionize all areas of medical testing. The Mass...


Jan 04, 2016, 12:30 ET New Testing Breakthroughs in AACC's Clinical Chemistry Journal Could Give Hope to Families of Children With Two Rare Genetic Diseases

 For the first time, researchers have developed tests that could improve the diagnosis of two rare childhood diseases known as congenital...


Jan 04, 2016, 12:12 ET January Issue of AACC's Clinical Chemistry Journal Sheds Light on How Mass Spectrometry Is Transforming Clinical Testing and Leading to Global Improvements in Patient Health

Medical testing has been undergoing a quiet but extensive metamorphosis as labs adopt the versatile technology mass spectrometry, which enables...


Jan 04, 2016, 12:12 ET Breaking Research in AACC's Clinical Chemistry Journal Could Help to Hold Back the Tide of Designer Drugs

The Mass Spectrometry issue of Clinical Chemistry, the journal of AACC, features pioneering research that could enable screening for two synthetic...


Nov 30, 2015, 10:25 ET AACC Welcomes Bradley Pine as Vice President of Education and Meetings

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


Nov 17, 2015, 10:07 ET AACC Urges Congress to Ensure Patient Access to Medical Tests; Calls for Modifications to Draft Legislation for Laboratory Developed Tests

Today, AACC sent a letter to the House Energy & Commerce leadership in response to draft legislation proposing additional federal oversight of...


Jun 29, 2015, 12:38 ET AACC's Journal, Clinical Chemistry, Continues to Have Significant Impact on Medical Testing, Healthcare

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


Jun 18, 2015, 11:30 ET Call for Editor-in-Chief Applications for AACC's New Journal, The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is seeking applications for...


Jun 18, 2015, 10:49 ET AACC to Launch New Journal, The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, to Drive Innovation in Medical Testing

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


Jun 17, 2015, 13:11 ET AACC Urges Development of and Coverage for Innovative Personalized Medicine Lab Tests to Improve Patient Care

Today AACC released a position statement endorsing efforts within the healthcare community to improve patient outcomes by personalizing medical...


May 27, 2015, 10:34 ET Research Shows That Any Dose of Alcohol Combined With Cannabis Significantly Increases Levels of THC in the Blood

Cannabis plus alcohol is one of the most frequently detected drug combinations in car accidents, yet the interaction of these two compounds is...


May 20, 2015, 10:28 ET 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 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 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 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 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 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...