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AACC Academy Publications

Guidance Documents

AACC Academy has recently developed a process for creating guidance documents that will impart the expertise of the Academy’s Fellows. These short documents are designed to provide guidance on hot topics in the field of laboratory medicine in an expedient manner that will achieve maximum impact.

The newest Academy Guidance Document on Laboratory Investigation of Acute Kidney Injury is now available for AACC member comment.

Please take a few minutes to review this document and let us know if you have changes to recommend. All comments received will be reviewed and considered by the document’s writing group, chaired by Dr. Joe El-Khoury. The final draft will then be presented to the AACC Board of Directors for approval.

Until the document is approved by the Board, please note that it is marked confidential in its draft form, and should not be shared with anyone. The document will be made publicly available on the AACC website after it's approved, and will be submitted for journal publication at that time as well.


The Academy’s most recent document, "AACC Guidance Document on Point-of-Care Testing Management," was released online on June 4, 2020, and will be printed in The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine.

If you are interested in proposing a guidance document on a specific topic, please review the Guidance Document Standard Operating Procedures for how to get started.

Scientific Shorts

AACC Academy Scientific Shorts is a forum in which clinical laboratory professionals can discuss contemporary laboratory issues—from molecular pathology and genetics to patient safety—and present solutions and best practices.

Read the Scientific Shorts

Scientific Shorts Guidelines

Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines

Laboratory medicine practice guidelines (LMPGs) are systematically developed recommendations for best practices in using laboratory medicine to optimize patient care.

Learn more about published guidelines.

If you are interested in developing an LMPG on a specific topic, please review the standard operating procedures for how to get started.

Latest Academy Guidance Document

Read our guidance on Laboratory Investigation of Acute Kidney Injury and submit your comments.

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AACC Academy Designation

Fellows of AACC Academy use the designation of FAACC. This designation is equivalent to FACB, the previous designation used by fellows of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, which became AACC Academy in 2016.