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Quality Control Storage

One poster is wondering why his lab was cited by a mock Joint Commission inspector for storing quality control material in the same refrigerator as patient specimens. In response, an Arterian who is a Joint Commission surveyor explained that reagents and specimens can be stored in the same refrigerator as long as precautions are taken to minimize the risk of contamination. Since the original poster’s current practices meet this standard, he realized the mock inspector simply misinterpreted the Joint Commission standards.

LAB TESTS ONLINE

STD Epidemic Continues, Even in Newborns

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that new cases of the three most common nationally-reported sexually transmitted diseases, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, have risen to record highs in the U.S.

IN THE JOURNAL OF APPLIED LABORATORY MEDICINE

Improving Turnaround Times

Researchers aimed to improve specimen timeliness by decreasing the turnaround time for preanalytic and analytic specimen processing.

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.

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.