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FEATURED AACC ARTERY CONVERSATION

Roche Cobas 6000 (e601) False Pos Troponins

On the Roche Cobas, a lab is experiencing an issue where samples with initial troponin T results above 1.0 ng/mL repeat as <0.010 ng/mL. Have other labs experienced this, and were they able to remedy it? One respondent suggested biotin interference, but the lab already ruled out this and fibrin interference. Another respondent wondered if one nurse/phlebotomist drew all of these samples using improper technique, but the lab also determined that multiple different people drew the samples.

FEATURED AACC WEBINAR

Increasing STI Screening Coverage

The stigma associated with sexually transmitted infections is one of the most significant hurdles in early detection and treatment. Join AACC for this September 5 webinar to learn how new screening strategies could overcome this.

IN CLINICAL LABORATORY NEWS

Inoculum Load Matters

To achieve reliable results in antibiotic susceptibility assays, labs need to hit target standards for organism or inoculum load, researchers concluded in a study.

PATIENT CARE

Lab Tests Online

AACC's labtestsonline.org helps patients better understand the many clinical laboratory tests that play a critical role in diagnosing, monitoring, and treating a broad range of conditions, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and infectious diseases. Lab Tests Online content is peer-reviewed and is available in 10+ languages through local sites around the globe.

FEATURED AACC CONFERENCE

Mass Spectrometry and Separation Sciences for Laboratory Medicine

At this October 4-5 AACC conference, experts will share their experience in applying mass spectrometry to day-to-day clinical practices, highlight the diagnostic contributions of this technology to patient care, and address its promising integration in the near future with clinical and anatomic pathology.

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.