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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 laboratory developed tests. In its statement, AACC recommended modifying the current regulatory structure...
17-Nov-2015 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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, effective today. Prior to joining AACC, Poston served as director of information technology and office...
19-Oct-2015 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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, followed by successive terms as the association’s 68th president in 2017 and past president in...
9-Oct-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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 how laboratory medicine is driving the future of personalized medicine and the policies to support...
8-Oct-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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 error that outlines the scope of this serious issue as well as potential solutions. AACC strongly...
22-Sep-2015 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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 July 26–30. The meeting showcased revolutionary advancements in clinical testing technology and research...
30-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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 settings cannot afford the instruments needed to provide these tests. Research on a novel fingerprick test...
22-Jul-2015 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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 can detect the disease with high accuracy, which could reduce the prevalence of this sexually transmitted...
22-Jul-2015 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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