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Jan 27, 2016, 12:14 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. 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
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.

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
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 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
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 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
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.

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
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 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
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 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...

Oct 19, 2015, 09:00 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 Stephen Poston as Chief Information Officer

 AACC is pleased to announce that Stephen Poston has assumed the newly-created position of chief information officer (CIO) for the association,...

Oct 09, 2015, 10:23 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.

AACC Elects Medical Lab Director at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as 2017 President

AACC is pleased to announce that Michael J. Bennett, PhD, has been elected to serve on the AACC Board as president-elect beginning in January 2016,...

Oct 08, 2015, 12:08 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.

Briefing: Personalizing Patient Care through Laboratory Testing

Join the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and leading experts in laboratory medicine and diagnostic testing for a discussion of...

Sep 22, 2015, 11:04 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 Enhanced Role for Laboratory Medicine Experts to Combat Potentially Devastating Diagnostic Error

Today, the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) released a comprehensive report on patient harm caused by diagnostic...

Jul 30, 2015, 13:34 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.

Innovative Research on Cancer, Heart Disease, and Infectious Diseases Draws More than 17,500 Attendees to 2015 AACC Annual Meeting

AACC welcomed thousands of medical professionals and healthcare leaders to the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Atlanta from...

Jul 29, 2015, 10:30 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

Research on First Lab-on-Cartridge Device That Can Perform All Common Medical Tests to Be Presented at 2015 AACC Annual Meeting

 Clinical laboratory tests play a crucial role in making sure patients get appropriate care, yet many small labs and clinics in low resource...

Jul 29, 2015, 10:30 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.

First Smartphone DNA Test for Chlamydia to Be Presented at 2015 AACC Annual Meeting

At the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, researchers will present findings that a first-of-its-kind smartphone test for chlamydia...

Jul 28, 2015, 10:30 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.

Hair Samples May Offer New Insights Into the Relationship Between Asthma, Cortisol, and Complications in Pregnancy

 Hair samples can be used to measure the effects of asthma on the cortisol levels of women during pregnancy, according to research presented...

Jul 28, 2015, 10:30 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 Announce Two New Tests That May Make Diagnosing and Monitoring Diabetes Easier and More Affordable

 Researchers have successfully tested two new potential methods for diagnosing and monitoring diabetes in its standard and gestational forms....

Jul 28, 2015, 09:00 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 Announces 2015 Corporate Supporter Award Winners; Thanks Organizations for Their Invaluable Support

AACC is pleased to announce the recipients of the AACC 2015 Corporate Supporter Awards. Each year, AACC recognizes the companies and organizations...

Jul 27, 2015, 10:30 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.

Rapid Ebola Test Could Play Key Role in Efforts to End Lingering Outbreak

Research presented at the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo will expand on the studies that led to a fingerprick Ebola test becoming...

Jul 22, 2015, 16:31 ET
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, 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.

Leading Global Conference of Lab Medicine Experts Highlights New Medical Tests and Real-time Research to Better Detect Heart Attacks

The 2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, the leading annual event for laboratory medicine, will open on Sunday, July 26, in Atlanta,...

Jul 22, 2015, 16:29 ET
Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, 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 Emphasizes Need for Quality Results and Patient-Friendly Reports in Direct-to-Consumer Testing

Noting a paradigm shift among consumers who are seeking greater control over their own healthcare, AACC issued a position statement today on...