Health & Science Policy
On October 3, AACC briefed Congress on point-of-care testing (POCT): how it’s transforming healthcare, what lies ahead for POCT, and what needs to happen so that all patients can benefit from quality testing of this kind.
AACC's position statement calls for increased collaboration between clinical laboratories, the healthcare community, and federal agencies to end the opioid epidemic.
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After leading efforts to raise awareness in Congress of the need for CDC funding for harmonization—or uniform test results—AACC is pleased to see an additional $2 million for lab test harmonization in the FY 2018 omnibus spending package.
With more tests being performed outside the traditional clinical laboratory, AACC released a position statement emphasizing the need to ensure consistent high-quality testing at non-traditional facilities such as physician offices and pharmacies.