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CELEBRATING AACC’s 70th ANNIVERSARY

70 Years of Excellence

Almost from AACC’s first days as an organization its founders set their sites on establishing a scientific journal that would publish key research and practice-related findings in the then nascent field of clinical chemistry.

FEATURED AACC ARTERY SOLUTION

Body Fluid Testing and LDTs

A lab is testing body fluid samples using routine chemistry assays that do not include body fluids in their FDA approvals. Should these assays be considered laboratory developed tests (LDTs) or high complexity tests? Most respondents say LDTs, but one person says to treat these assays like modified FDA approved/cleared tests—which the original poster agrees with because a true LDT would involve developing in-house some portion of the assay/reagent system.

AACC LEARNING LAB

Adaptive Online Learning for Lab Professionals

AACC Learning Lab is designed to help laboratory medicine experts expand their knowledge. Developed in collaboration with NEJM Group and Area9 Learning, this program uses revolutionary adaptive technology to deliver precisely the gold standard lab medicine content the learner needs.

IN THE JOURNAL OF APPLIED LABORATORY MEDICINE

Factors Affecting Calprotectin Measurements in Blood

Researchers have determined that EDTA is the most suitable anticoagulant for determination of calprotectin in plasma. This sample matrix does not seem to be affected by temperature or time between sample collection and analysis.

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.