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IN CLINICAL LABORATORY NEWS

The Paradox of Medicinal Cannabis Use

Although useful as an antiemetic for patients with various conditions, the drug can also lead to cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome in longtime users, which causes nausea and vomiting.

FEATURED AACC ARTERY SOLUTION

Fetal Lung Maturity Testing

Since fetal lung maturity (FLM) is mostly obsolete, should BS-level Medical Laboratory Science Programs stop teaching it? While board exams do often contain outdated material, all respondents agree that FLM should either no longer be taught or only briefly touched upon (e.g. only focus on lamellar body count, which is still in use) and that other aspects of maternal-fetal medicine deserve more attention. One respondent also suggested writing to the ASCP board to encourage turnover of outdated board exam questions on this subject.

AACC LEARNING LAB

Adaptive Online Learning for Lab Professionals

AACC Learning Lab is designed to help laboratory medicine experts expand their knowledge. Developed in collaboration with NEJM Group and Area9 Learning, this program uses revolutionary adaptive technology to deliver precisely the gold standard lab medicine content the learner needs.

About AACC

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