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Archived Position Statements

AACC periodically updates position statements as laws, regulations, and other issues important to members and clinical laboratories evolve. Below, you can find the previously published versions of position statements that have been updated since their initial release.

04.11.2017: Harmonization of Clinical Laboratory Test Results

Laboratory test results are a critical element of patient care and must be harmonized to ensure that accurate diagnoses and appropriate treatment decisions for patients are made.

Updated November 2018

02.22.2016: Modernization of CLIA

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry recommends that CLIA remain the primary mechanism for overseeing clinical laboratories. The Association supports modernizing the laboratory standard to ensure that it continues to meet the changing needs of the healthcare community.

Updated November 2018