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Who Collects Sweat Chloride Specimens at Your Facilities?

The original poster’s lab uses specially-trained lab assistants, but due to high staff turnaround, they can’t keep up with training new staff and their Quantity Not Sufficient rates are too high. They are therefore thinking of switching to using nurses or respiratory therapists and want to know what is standard at other institutes. 9 respondents also use lab staff, 6 use phlebotomists, 4 use nurses, and 2 use respiratory therapists. Most respondents also use a small group of collectors, since this makes it easier to maintain their competency.


Liquid Biopsy

At Lab Tests Online, patients can learn more about liquid biopsies, which are blood tests that healthcare practitioners use to determine prognosis or guide treatment for certain cancers.


Improving Care for Hospitalized Patients With Acute Kidney Injury

Join AACC on September 23 to learn more about a novel approach to diagnosing and treating in-hospital acute kidney injury (AKI). This approach involves a hospital-wide electronic AKI alert based on serum creatinine, with accompanying nephrologist-optimized treatment recommendations and patient education.


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.

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.