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IN THE JOURNAL OF APPLIED LABORATORY MEDICINE

Elevated MPF for Poor Prognosis of Mesothelioma

New study by Yu et. al establishes a prognostic test for mesothelioma, identifies higher risk patient populations with either mesothelioma or lung cancer for investigational mesothelin-targeted therapies, and provides a biomarker for their development.

FEATURED AACC ARTERY SOLUTION

Troponin Critical Values

Does your lab have critical values for troponin? Cardiac troponin release reflects myocardial injury, and troponin tests generally are ordered in urgent circumstances in closely monitored patients. Consequently, some organizations do not consider flagging above-cutoff level results with special electronic health record notations and calls to ordering physicians. However, routine troponin testing sometimes is ordered, for example, to monitor drug toxicities.

FEATURED AACC MEETING

All in on Mass Spectrometry

At AACC’s 8th annual mass spectrometry conference in Philadelphia, six in-depth sessions will cover the gamut from big data and tissue imaging to proteomics and troubleshooting assays.

AACC ADVOCACY INITIATIVES

The Push to Improve Medical Test Reimbursement

Lab reimbursement rates set by the 2018 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule reflect drastic cuts resulting from the flawed implementation of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act. AACC is working closely with its lab partners to improve the new fee schedule.

PATIENT CARE

Lab Tests Online

AACC's labtestsonline.org helps patients better understand the many clinical laboratory tests that play a critical role in diagnosing, monitoring, and treating a broad range of conditions, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and infectious diseases. Lab Tests Online content is peer-reviewed and is available in 10+ languages through local sites around the globe.

About AACC

AACC is a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare. Our leadership in education, advocacy and collaboration helps lab professionals adapt to change and do what they do best: provide vital insight and guidance so patients get the care they need.