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2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

Call for Poster Abstracts Is Open

AACC is accepting poster abstracts for the 2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, July 25-29, 2021. This is your chance to present your research to the largest gathering of laboratory scientists in the world.

FEATURED AACC ARTERY DISCUSSION

Are Band Counts Required for the Surviving Sepsis Bundle?

Have any labs been able to sunset the neutrophil band count? One lab is trying, but they’re getting push back from their intensivists, who believe band counts are necessary to meet the requirements for the Surviving Sepsis Campaign. All respondents agree that band counts are unreliable and feel that the requirement for them is an example of guidelines being written without lab input. The Mayo Clinic hasn’t reported band counts for 16 years, and another respondent suggested adopting immature granulocyte % as a substitute. Many labs haven’t been able to sunset this test due to the guidelines, though.

IN CLINICAL CHEMISTRY

Distinguishing Lung Cancer Subtypes

Researchers show that desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry imaging can be useful as an ancillary technique to conventional cytopathology for diagnosis and subtyping of non-small cell lung cancers.

IN CLINICAL LABORATORY NEWS

A Coordinated Drive Against Chronic Kidney Disease

The President’s Invited Session at the 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo brings together a patient, a clinician, and a laboratorian to discuss testing strategies for fighting chronic kidney disease in integrated healthcare settings.

AACC LEARNING LAB

Free Course on COVID-19

AACC developed this content with leading scientists as part of AACC Learning Lab on NEJM Knowledge+. The free course covers COVID-19 transmission, complications, diagnosis, and more.

About AACC

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