Using Glucose Meters on the Critically Ill

An AACC member asked how labs deal with the limitations of Nova Biomedical StatStrip Glucose meters, which for critically ill patients are only FDA-cleared for use with arterial/venous whole blood samples, not capillary samples. Another member replied that her lab is performing a validation study to determine if Nova meter results actually differ for capillary versus venous samples.


Learn Practical Approaches to Quality Control

This AACC online certificate program covers how to apply the appropriate statistical QC practices to monitor your testing procedures and features lectures from professional experts, readings, and quizzes. Credits: 10 ACCENT CE


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AACC’s Lab Tests Online is the premier online patient resource on lab testing. Developed in collaboration with 16 other laboratory associations, Lab Tests Online effectively educates patients and their loved ones about their lab tests. At the same time, the peer-reviewed site teaches users about the critical role that laboratory testing plays in the practice of medicine. The site is used regularly by laboratorians, physicians, and other medical professionals who need to quickly confirm their understanding of a test or who seek help in talking about testing with their patients. Lab Tests Online has been translated and adapted by 16 partner sites around the globe.

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.