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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. AACC appreciates FDA’s efforts to seek input from the healthcare community before developing new...
16-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

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 Awards, which honor laboratory medicine professionals worldwide for advancing the field of clinical...
13-Feb-2015 11:20 AM EST

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. AACC shares FDA’s goal of improving the safety and effectiveness of these crucial tests, but...
29-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

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. Prior to joining AACC, Doan served as director of science policy at the Endocrine Society, an...
14-Jan-2015 10:15 AM EST

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, finalizing Congressional reauthorization of the legislation. AACC commends Congress for approving this bipartisan...
11-Dec-2014 1:20 PM EST

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 tests, asserting that most laboratory developed tests are sufficiently regulated by the Centers for...
1-Dec-2014 10:15 AM EST

AACC Joins AMA, Other Major Healthcare Organizations Urging FDA to Withdraw Its Proposed Framework for Laboratory Developed Tests

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its long-awaited proposal on October 3 for overseeing laboratory developed tests—medical tests that are created and used within a single lab, and often developed to fulfill unmet clinical needs....
18-Nov-2014 11:45 AM EST

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 could lose their funding if Congress does not finalize the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization...
8-Oct-2014 11:20 AM EDT

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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 isolation will play a critical role in preventing an outbreak. To help labs prepare for this, AACC...
2-Oct-2014 10:50 AM EDT

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 potential to predict Alzheimer’s disease before patients start showing symptoms. AACC is pleased to...
23-May-2014 9:40 AM EDT

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