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Jul 11, 2014, 09:40 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 Supports Expansion of Medical Program That Saves 12,500 Infant Lives Each Year

 Today, AACC released a position statement on newborn screening, the practice of testing every newborn for medical conditions that cause...

Jun 17, 2014, 09:25 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.  (PRNewsFoto/AACC)

AACC Urges New York State to Rescind Policy Directive That Could Negatively Impact Patients by Restricting the Use of Blood Glucose Meters

On January 13, the New York State (NYS) Department of Health issued a directive limiting the ways in which NYS medical laboratories can use blood...

May 23, 2014, 09:48 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)

Early Alzheimer's Blood Test Co-Developer to Discuss How the Test Could Be the First Step in Developing Treatments to Halt or Slow Alzheimer's at 2014 AACC Annual Meeting

In March of this year, a team of Georgetown University scientists published research showing that, for the first time ever, a blood test has the...

May 07, 2014, 13:15 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 Supports FDA Effort to Improve Blood Glucose Meters but Believes the New Standards Could Encumber the Use of These Monitors Without Benefiting Patients

In January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance proposing separate performance and accuracy criteria for...

May 06, 2014, 12:38 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 to Examine Controversial New Law That Could Mean $2.5 Billion in Cuts to Medical Testing Over the Next 10 Years

On May 7, AACC will host a webinar about the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, a new law signed by the president on April 1 that will make...

May 05, 2014, 14:21 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)

Is FDA's Crackdown on Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing a Violation of the First Amendment?

In November 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered the company 23andMe to stop offering its direct-to-consumer DNA testing...

Apr 08, 2014, 12:33 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)

Most Hospital Pregnancy Tests Found to Be Unreliable After First Few Weeks of Pregnancy

Though the 11 most popular hospital urine pregnancy tests perform well in the first month after conception, a new study published in Clinical...

Mar 18, 2014, 12:09 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 Division Director to Discuss Proposed Regulations That Aim to Improve Diabetes Patient Care

On March 19, AACC will host a webinar with FDA division director Courtney Lias, PhD, about FDA's new draft guidance proposing separate performance...

Mar 05, 2014, 15:20 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)

President's Budget Proposal Could Decrease Access to Lab Tests Vital to Patient Care

The following statement is attributable to AACC CEO Janet B. Kreizman: "Healthcare professionals routinely use laboratory tests to diagnose, treat,...

Feb 25, 2014, 10:16 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 to Address the Final Guidance on Research and Investigational Use Only Devices

On February 26, AACC will host a webinar with Alberto Gutierrez, PhD, director of the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics in the Center for Devices and...

Feb 21, 2014, 10:31 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 Award Winners; Celebrates Achievements in Laboratory Medicine

AACC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 AACC Awards. Each year, AACC recognizes individuals from around the world for their...

Feb 03, 2014, 15:12 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.  (PRNewsFoto/AACC)

AACC Supports HHS Decision to Strengthen Patients' Right to Access Lab Reports; Consultation with Physicians Remains Essential

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a ruling that...

Jan 30, 2014, 14:55 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 Supports Reauthorization of Newborn Screening Act; Works to Improve Treatment of Childhood Diseases by Identifying Ranges of Healthy Development

On January 29, the U.S. Senate passed the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013 (S.1417) by unanimous consent. Introduced by...

Jan 06, 2014, 10:04 ET
Little-Researched Differences Between Men and Women's Health Focus of Special Clinical Chemistry.  (PRNewsFoto/AACC)

What Is Different About Women's Health?

Special Women's Health Issue of Clinical Chemistry Focuses on Little-Researched Differences Between Men and Women's Health  Until...

Jan 06, 2014, 09:50 ET
Underdiagnosis of Women's Heart Disease Not Resolved by Sex-Specific Criteria.  (PRNewsFoto/AACC)

Underdiagnosis of Women's Heart Disease Not Resolved by Sex-Specific Criteria

New Study in Women's Health Issue of Clinical Chemistry Shows That Gender-Based Tests Do Not Improve Prediction of Women's Risk of Heart Attack,...

Jan 06, 2014, 09:45 ET
Designing Genes Through Diagnosis.  (PRNewsFoto/AACC)

Designing Genes Through Diagnosis

Clinical Chemistry Women's Health Issue Explores the Ethics of Genetic Testing for Reproduction Jodi Picoult's 2004 novel My Sister's Keeper...

Jan 06, 2014, 09:39 ET
Studies Show New Methods for Early Diagnosis of Breast Cancer.  (PRNewsFoto/AACC)

Promising New Biomarkers Linked to Early Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

Studies Show New Methods for Early Diagnosis of Breast Cancer and Prediction of Its Spread in Women's Health Issue of Clinical Chemistry...

Nov 22, 2013, 12:09 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 Calls for Uniformity in Lab Test Results

 AACC has released a position statement on harmonization of—or ensuring uniformity among—clinical laboratory test results to help...

Nov 04, 2013, 17:32 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.  (PRNewsFoto/AACC)

AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo Named the Fastest Growing Trade Show by Trade Show News Network

 AACC is pleased to announce that the AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo won the 2013 Trade Show News Network (TSNN) award for having...

Oct 14, 2013, 09:28 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.  (PRNewsFoto/AACC)

AACC Unveils Online Tool to Help Students Prepare for Clinical Board Exams

 AACC is pleased to announce the launch of the Question Bank, an innovative online tool that will make it significantly easier for laboratory...

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