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Jan 16, 2018, 11:16 ET AACC Releases Practice Guidelines for Using Laboratory Drug Tests to Combat Opioid Addiction, Overdoses

AACC has issued a new guideline detailing how healthcare providers can use laboratory tests to manage treatment of pain and prevent prescription...


Jan 02, 2018, 12:30 ET The Harmful Effects of Processed Carbs Supported by a New Study Published in AACC's Journal Clinical Chemistry

Innovative research published in the Obesity issue of AACC's journal, Clinical Chemistry, demonstrates that people are at greater risk for obesity...


Jan 02, 2018, 12:30 ET Research That Is Unraveling the Puzzle of Obesity Showcased in January Issue of AACC's Journal Clinical Chemistry

Laboratory medicine experts are using genomics, metabolomics, and other cutting-edge clinical testing methods to advance the understanding of...


Jan 02, 2018, 12:30 ET Drug Tests That Could Halt Runaway Increase in Opioid Overdoses Highlighted in January Issue of AACC's The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine

A special issue of AACC's The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, "Laboratory Support of Pain Management," features groundbreaking new drug...


Jan 02, 2018, 12:30 ET New Drug Testing Approach a Game-Changer for Benzodiazepine Abuse

A first-of-its-kind study published in the Pain Management issue of AACC's The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine shows that a new drug testing...


Dec 21, 2017, 10:04 ET Lab Tests Online Redesigns Website to Improve Patient Access to Crucial Information About Clinical Tests

Lab Tests Online, AACC's award-winning public resource on laboratory testing, is pleased to announce that it has launched a dynamic...


Nov 02, 2017, 13:42 ET Understanding the Complexities of Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening for Pregnant Women

As the use of non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) grows, there has been concern within the medical community that a poor understanding of this...


Oct 23, 2017, 11:25 ET AACC Calls on CMS to Protect Patient Access to Essential Medical Tests

Today, AACC sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the agency's proposed 2018 rates for clinical...


Oct 13, 2017, 11:14 ET AACC Elects New Leaders to Serve in 2018

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


Sep 29, 2017, 10:00 ET Briefing: Reducing Medical Costs and Improving Patient Outcomes Through Laboratory Testing

By enabling early disease detection and personalized treatment, laboratory tests can save lives as well as billions in medical costs each year....


Aug 03, 2017, 14:17 ET A Record-breaking 21,300 Attendees Came to the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting for Its Pioneering Research on CRISPR, Mobile Diagnostics, and Public Health Issues

Attendance at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo reached a record high at this year's conference in San Diego. Held...


Aug 02, 2017, 12:30 ET Research That Could Significantly Improve Treatment for Autism Unveiled at 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

A team of researchers has demonstrated that children with autism spectrum disorder have a unique composition of gut bacteria and urinary...


Aug 01, 2017, 17:30 ET Two Innovative Methods Could Help to Predict Flu Outbreaks and Prevent the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

Researchers have discovered new methods that could improve treatment for infectious diseases by enabling earlier detection of influenza outbreaks...


Aug 01, 2017, 12:30 ET Novel Genetic Test Could Help Combat the Opioid Epidemic by Identifying Patients at Risk of Addiction

Researchers have shown that a new genetic test could potentially help stem the tide of the opioid epidemic by predicting which patients are at risk...


Aug 01, 2017, 12:30 ET Novel Studies Deliver Crucial Insight on Opioid and Overall Drug Abuse Trends in U.S., Canada

A new study shows that a change in policy placing more restrictions on all hydrocodone-containing drugs has successfully decreased the use of...


Aug 01, 2017, 12:30 ET Findings That Could Lead to the First Blood Test for Kidney Cancer Presented at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

A new study has discovered that two microRNAs could be used to develop the first-ever blood test for kidney cancer as well as novel treatments for...


Aug 01, 2017, 12:00 ET AACC Announces 2017 Corporate Supporter Award Winners; Thanks Organizations for Their Invaluable Support

AACC is pleased to announce the recipients of the AACC 2017 Top Corporate Supporter Awards. This year, AACC recognizes 46 different companies and...


Jul 30, 2017, 20:00 ET AACC Launches AACC Middle East in Abu Dhabi

AACC announced today that it will launch a new laboratory medicine conference and exhibition next spring – AACC Middle East. AACC Middle East will...


Jul 30, 2017, 20:00 ET New Frontiers in Genomic Engineering, Oncofertility, Public Health, and the Digital Health Revolution to Be Explored at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

At the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo—the premier global conference and exhibit for laboratory medicine—visionaries in...


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...