Washington, DC , September 13 - AACC announced today that Spectra Laboratories, a leading provider of laboratory services in the renal industry, has endorsed Lab Tests Online as its latest sponsor. As a public service from AACC and the the medical laboratory community, Lab Tests Online has become one of the premier health sites on the web.
“Lab Tests Online has been a great success for the laboratory community,” said Nicholas Brownlee, president of Spectra Laboratories. “It has helped a lot of people understand testing for renal problems and other conditions. We are very proud to become a part of such an impressive educational resource.” Noting that Spectra was part of a larger network of clinics in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific, Dr. Brownlee pointed out that Lab Tests Online would be able to reach an even wider audience now that it was available in Spanish, German, and a growing number of other languages.
Lab Tests Online currently averages 1 million visitors per month, primarily from the US, and has won numerous awards for its content and writing. Most recently, it was recognized by Dorland’s Healthcare Information as a “Best Healthcare Website” for 2007. The site is among the top ten most popular Patient Education sites, as ranked by Alexa, a web information company that measures Internet traffic.
Launched in 2001 by AACC, Lab Tests Online offers patients and their families information on medical laboratory tests and related topics, such as the meaning of reference ranges, the reliability of laboratory tests, and reasons for undergoing genetic testing. All information on the site is approved by an editorial board of laboratory scientists who specialize in such areas as chemistry, microbiology, hematology, and genetics. Each board member represents one of the 17 professional laboratory organizations collaborating on the site.
Spectra Laboratories joins an impressive list of Lab Tests Online sponsors, including Beckman Coulter, Dade Behring, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Roche Diagnostics, Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics, and Abbott Diagnostics. A complete list of sponsors can be found at www.labtestsonline.org/sponsors.