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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 Chemistry, the journal of AACC, reveals the alarming statistic that nine of these tests become...
4/8/2014 11:00 AM EDT

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On March 19, AACC will host a webinar with FDA division director Courtney Lias, PhD, about FDA’s new draft guidance proposing separate performance and accuracy criteria for over-the-counter blood glucose meters used in the home and prescription...
3/18/2014 12:00 PM EDT

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

The President’s budget proposes cuts to laboratory reimbursement that could have a significant impact on patient health by hindering the development and implementation of new technologies, reducing the number of laboratories serving underserved...
3/5/2014 2:00 PM EST

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 Radiological Health at FDA to discuss FDA’s guidance on in vitro diagnostic products labeled for...
2/25/2014 10:00 AM EST

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 superior contributions to the field of laboratory medicine with its awards program, which aims to encourage...
2/21/2014 9:35 AM EST

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

Today, HHS announced a ruling that allows patients direct access to their completed test reports. AACC supports this new ruling and applauds the ongoing efforts of HHS to empower patients to be informed healthcare consumers.
2/3/2014 3:00 PM EST

AACC Supports Reauthorization of Newborn Screening Act

On January 29, the U.S. Senate passed the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013 (S.1417) by unanimous consent. AACC applauds the Senate’s approval of this legislation, which is integral to improving children’s health, and...
1/30/2014 2:00 PM EST

Designing Genes Through Diagnosis


A new Q&A in the “Advancing Women’s Health” issue of Clinical Chemistry, the journal of AACC, explores the ethics of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, a form of genetic testing that has already made it possible for parents to conceive a child...
1/6/2014 10:00 AM EST

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