FEATURED AACC ARTERY SOLUTION

12 Hour Fasting for Lipid Profile

An AACC member asked the Artery if other labs still have patients fast prior to running a lipid profile. In spite of a major position paper released last year advocating for non-fasting lipid profiles, many respondents say they still require fasting. However, one AACC member from Australia did adopt a non-fasting protocol in accordance with national recommendations, and has so far not received any negative feedback about the change.

JALM TALK

The Era for hs-cTn Has Begun in the U.S.

This podcast from AACC’s The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine discusses the advantages and challenges of implementing the first high sensitivity troponin assay in the U.S., which will result in a higher number of patients with an elevated troponin.

IN CLINICAL CHEMISTRY

Pompe Disease vs. Pseudodeficiency

Researchers demonstrate that an MS/MS acid α-glucosidase assay successfully separates newborns with Pompe disease from pseudodeficiency newborns and Pompe disease carriers—while fluorimetry does not.

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 13 languages through 16 sites around the globe.

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

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.