As the healthcare system prepares to cope with an influx of 30 million Americans who will have health coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act, a surging market of retail clinics is poised to take on a wider role to relieve the bottleneck. No longer merely an anomaly or an experiment of a few drug store chains, retail clinics have steadily expanded, adding more tests to their menus and partnering with health systems and insurers to become embedded in local healthcare systems.
With 15% of couples worldwide affected by infertility, treatments for this problem have become increasingly important. Laboratory tests play an integral role in the extensive workup for infertility and can help determine primary diagnosis, assess ovarian reserve, manage in vitro fertilization cycles, and predict response to controlled-ovarian-hyperstimulation.
AACC members elected Steven Wong, PhD, DABCC, FACB, to serve as President of the association in 2014.
Purchasing a new analyzer for the lab? Follow these steps to ensure the process goes smoothly, from the decision to acquire the instrument through the start of patient testing.
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