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Why might a non-compliant diabetic patient spuriously present with elevated K+ levels? One respondent noted that she once observed a patient present with elevated K+ when tested in the morning and normal K+ in the afternoon. The cause turned out to be the patient’s daily breakfast of potassium-rich tomatoes, consumed for their anti-inflammatory properties. Given the high cost of insulin, the diabetic patient might similarly be resorting to home remedies that interfere with testing.


Implementing Intelligent Liver Function Testing

Join AACC for this July 16 webinar to learn how intelligent liver function testing (iLFT) improves early liver disease detection, follow-up for patients with abnormal LFT results, and overall patient care in a cost-effective manner.


Adaptive Online Learning for Lab Professionals

AACC Learning Lab is designed to help laboratory medicine experts expand their knowledge. Developed in collaboration with NEJM Group and Area9 Learning, this program uses revolutionary adaptive technology to deliver precisely the gold standard lab medicine content the learner needs.

About AACC

AACC is a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare. Our leadership in education, advocacy and collaboration helps lab professionals adapt to change and do what they do best: provide vital insight and guidance so patients get the care they need.