Contact: Peter Patterson
(202) 835-8718
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Email: ppatterson@aacc.org

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
AACC Announces Launch of Lab Tests Online in Portugal

Washington, DC, January 19, 2011    The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces the launch of Lab Tests Online (LTO) in Portugal. With Lab Tests Online-PT, the content of the award-winning, patient-centered Lab Tests Online is available in Portuguese and adapted to healthcare policies and practice in Portugal. This latest expansion sees Lab Tests Online available in 14 countries and 11 languages.

AACC partners with a lead laboratory society in each country to ensure that the non-commercial content is properly translated and adapted by laboratory scientists. Lab Tests Online-PT is translated, edited, and produced by the Portuguese Society of Clinical Chemistry (SPQC) with financial and promotional support from the European Diagnostics Manufacturers Association (EDMA) and APIFARMA, EDMA’s national trade association member in Portugal. EDMA coordinates LTO initiatives throughout Europe.

Conceived as a means to fulfill AACC’s mission to educate patients about laboratory testing, the original Lab Tests Online is developed by AACC in collaboration with 16 other leading laboratory associations in the US and Canada. More than 30 million people visited a Lab Tests Online website last year, further establishing Lab Tests Online as a global standard for patient education.

For more information about Lab Tests Online or AACC, contact Peter Patterson on either of the above phone numbers or at ppatterson@aacc.org

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AACC is a leading professional society dedicated to improving healthcare through laboratory medicine. Its over 9,000 members are clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and others involved in developing tests and directing laboratory operations. AACC brings this community together with programs that advance knowledge, expertise, and innovation.