WASHINGTON, DC, December 21, 2006—Lab Tests Online, the web’s premiere resource for patient information on laboratory testing, has won the Weekly Link Award for the week of December 10-16. As the winner, Lab Tests Online ( www.labtestsonline.org ) was featured on the home page of Linksgiving.com, a directory of user-submitted links to the most interesting and useful Web sites (in English, German and Italian).
Every Sunday since January 2002, the Weekly Link Award has been given to outstanding web sites that distinguish themselves for:
- originality of concept
- ease of navigation
- pleasant design
- clarity and completeness of information
- browser-independent accessibility
- give visitors the sensation to really have found what they are looking for
- make them feel at home and want to come back again
- give a considerable contribution to the Internet community
In meeting these criteria, Lab Tests Online was praised by Linksgiving.com for being “concise and exhaustive at the same time.” Lab Tests Online offers patients and their families detailed information on a broad range of tests, and includes a survey of preventive screening recommendations from leading medical organizations. Developed by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) in collaboration with 16 other laboratory organizations, the noncommercial site has helped millions of users understand their lab tests, giving them peace of mind and helping them to talk with their doctors more productively.
The Weekly Link Award is a featured program of Linksgiving.com, a six-year-old web site that aims to create a high quality collection of links to the most interesting and useful web sites. The site maintains a selective database of unique web sites recommended by users.