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Apply for the AACC Disruptive Technology Award

This year, the award will highlight developers of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies that are advancing laboratory medicine. Finalists will get the opportunity to present their technology at the 2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting.


Pre and Post PCR Labs

How important is it to separate the Pre and Post PCR Labs when performing SARS-CoV-2 testing? One respondent says that the type of separation required depends on the method the lab is using. For fully automated real-time PCR assays, no special facilities are needed. However, if a lab is using a more manual method, it’s better to have a separate room for nucleic acid extraction and to do the reaction setup in a dead-air box. And if the method requires post-PCR analysis, it’s best to use the three-room set-up described in CLSI MM19.


Become a Certified POCT Professional

If you are a healthcare professional working in point-of-care testing, certification through the AACC Board of Certification will document that you have proven expertise in this area and are among the top in your field.

About AACC

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