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IN CLINICAL LABORATORY NEWS

The Case for Genetic Testing in Heart Disease

A scientific statement supports cascade testing in families with inherited conditions, while cautioning about variants of unknown significance as discovery continues and classifications for now rest heavily on data from populations of European ancestry.

FEATURED AACC ARTERY DISCUSSION

Pooling and LIS/Reporting of Results

A lab professional who is thinking of adopting pooled COVID testing is worried that reporting would need to be done manually and could overwhelm reporting staff. In response, one lab that has been pooling since early July outlined their approach to reporting pooled results and says that the process has been manageable so far. Another lab doing pooled testing admits it has been very labor intensive and difficult on staff to both prepare and manually report all pools, and that it has increased their turnaround time for COVID tests, too. They have saved 40% of their reagents by pooling, though, and feel that it is worth the extra effort in order to test as many patients as possible.

AACC VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Discover the Latest Point-of-Care Technologies

Join experts on October 2 for AACC International CPOCT Online and participate in timely discussions that will help you meet today’s critical and point-of-care testing demands, while also preparing you for future challenges.

LAB TESTS ONLINE

Fragile X Syndrome

At Lab Tests Online, patients can find comprehensive, easy-to-understand information about fragile X syndrome, an inherited condition associated with a range of developmental delays, learning disabilities, cognitive impairment, and behavioral issues.

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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