TOP AACC ARTERY DISCUSSIONS

Hemoccult in ED

An AACC member is wondering how to handle stool samples for hemoccult being obtained by digital exam in the emergency department. Is this considered off-label use and is there another test for fecal occult blood that allows specimen collection by digital exam?

AACC CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Statistical Methods for Clinical Laboratorians

A strong understanding of statistics is critical to monitoring test quality and sound laboratory operations. Review and test your understanding of these essentials with lectures and practical exercises through this AACC online certificate program.

IN CLINICAL CHEMISTRY

Factors Affecting HbA1c-Defined Glycemia Status

Researchers have found that, for at least 25% of patients, low or high mean corpuscular hemoglobin or mean corpuscular volume levels are associated with increased risk of an erroneous HbA1c–based identification of glycemia status.

PATIENT CARE

Lab Tests Online

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