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Laboratory developed tests play a vital role in getting patients accurate diagnoses and effective care, and at no time has their importance been clearer than during the current pandemic.
AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce that Senator Roy Blunt is the recipient of AACC's Outstanding Legislator Award for the 116th Congress.
A new survey of U.S. clinical laboratories conducted by AACC has found that nearly half of all responding labs still do not have the supplies they need to run COVID-19 tests.
AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce that the impact factor of its journal, Clinical Chemistry, has risen to 7.292 in the 2019 Clarivate Analytics Journal Citation Reports.
In response to the Senate health committee's white paper on preparing for future pandemics, AACC sent a letter to committee leadership detailing four key steps the government should take to ready the U.S. for the next outbreak.
AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce that Stephen R. Master, MD, PhD, FAACC, has been elected to serve on the AACC Board of Directors as president-elect starting in August 2020.
AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Mark J. Golden as CEO effective August 17.
In the wake of SARS-CoV-2, another virus has been exposed in the U.S. Just as COVID-19 is a disease with many presentations, so is racism. Systemic racism exists in our country.
AACC has issued a new guidance document detailing best practices that hospitals and other healthcare institutions should follow when running a point-of-care testing program.
To Prevent a Second Wave of COVID-19, AACC Calls on Senate to Include 5 Recommendations in Upcoming Coronavirus Bill
Now that the latest coronavirus relief package, known as the Heroes Act, has moved forward to the U.S. Senate, AACC has sent a letter to Senate leadership outlining five key recommendations that will improve COVID-19 testing capacity across the U.S. AACC urges the Senate to ensure these recommendations are addressed within the Heroes Act, as they are critical to preventing a second wave of the pandemic.
A first-of-its-kind study published in AACC's Clinical Chemistry journal compared the performance of two COVID-19 antibody tests and found that—even though both tests are FDA authorized—one produced more incorrect results than the other.
"We share the FDA's goal of expanding access to critical COVID-19 testing and encourage the agency to continue using its full authority to ensure laboratories are able to increase capacity as quickly as possible to flatten the curve of the pandemic.
To address some of the confusion surrounding COVID-19 testing, AACC launched a video series in which leading laboratory experts answer common questions about tests for the pandemic.
Now that diagnostic companies can sell COVID-19 antibody tests without FDA authorization, healthcare teams should work closely with clinical laboratory experts to ensure that these tests are thoroughly validated and used appropriately.
AACC Commends Congress for Including Funding for Testing Improvements in the Latest Coronavirus Relief Package
AACC applauds the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives for passing the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.
AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 AACC and AACC Academy Awards.
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The Need for FDA to Regulate Poorly Performing Commercial COVID-19 Tests Should Not Hinder Laboratory-Developed Tests
When the COVID-19 outbreak first reached the U.S., the country's response to the epidemic was hamstrung by extensive and unnecessary regulations causing a lack of testing capacity.
Novel Research in AACC's Clinical Chemistry Journal Shows That Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Prevent Osteoporotic Fractures
A first-of-its-kind study published in AACC's Clinical Chemistry journal has found that low vitamin D levels alone do not cause osteoporotic fractures.
AACC Reschedules 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo to December to Ensure a Healthy and Safe Meeting Experience for Attendees
AACC is pleased to announce that the organization will be able to preserve the complete 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo experience for its attendees by moving the meeting to December 13-17, 2020.