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AACC Commends CMS for Postponing Dramatic Changes to Medical Test Reimbursement Until 2018

On June 17, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule implementing the clinical laboratory provisions of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014, which will make the most significant changes to medical...
23-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Theranos Founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes to Present Research on Theranos’ Proprietary Technologies at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

AACC is pleased to announce that Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes will give a plenary presentation at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Philadelphia. For the first time, Holmes will present data at a scientific...
18-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AACC Joins March of Dimes to Urge Congress to Fund Efforts to Combat Zika in the U.S.

Today, AACC, the March of Dimes, and 66 other major healthcare organizations called for Congress to provide immediate emergency funding to prepare for potential Zika outbreaks in the U.S. by strengthening laboratory testing and rapid response...
5-Apr-2016 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AACC Calls for Modernization of Regulatory Framework for Clinical Labs

In response to calls for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate laboratory-developed tests, AACC released a position statement today strongly recommending that the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) remain the primary...
22-Feb-2016 11:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

AACC Announces 2016 Award Winners; Celebrates Achievements in Laboratory Medicine

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 AACC and National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB) Awards. Through this...
16-Feb-2016 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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 that Robert Christenson, PhD, DABCC, FACB, will assume the position of editor-in-chief for AACC’s new...
27-Jan-2016 12:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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 Spectrometry issue of Clinical Chemistry, the journal of AACC, showcases the breadth of this technology’s impact...
4-Jan-2016 12:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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 more precise diagnosis. A special issue of Clinical Chemistry, the journal of AACC, titled “Clinical...
4-Jan-2016 12:30 PM EST 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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