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AACC in the News

Here is a sampling of recent media coverage of AACC, its journals Clinical Chemistry and The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, and its patient health site, www.labtestsonline.org.

Does THC Make Alcohol Stronger, or Vice Versa?
NOV.19.2020 // Westword
According to a study from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, simultaneous use of cannabis and alcohol produces “significantly higher” concentrations of THC in the blood, while limited research from the ’90s shows that cannabis can delay the body’s absorption of alcohol, therefor slowing its effects.

New delays for COVID test results, possible at-home solution
NOV.18.2020 // Good Morning America
"We're starting to deal with staff shortages in the laboratory. Because of the rising case numbers, people are having exposures and now they can't come to work and so we're short staffed." - AACC President Dr. David Grenache

Labs brace for impact of infection, COVID-19 testing surge as Thanksgiving looms
NOV.18.2020 // ABC News
"I can't believe we're months into this and we are currently back to where we were this spring and early summer," Dr. David Grenache, president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, told ABC News. "Cases rising very quickly, limited supplies and reagents. But our biggest resource and our most precious resource are the scientists, the clinical laboratory scientists that perform the test."

Joe Biden's COVID-19 testing plans energize scientists, but lack price tag or specifics
NOV.13.2020 // ABC News
"It's absolutely essential that we get a handle on ramping up testing," Dr. David Grenache, president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, said. "I can't believe that we're 10, 11 months into this, and we're currently back to where we were this spring and early summer, with cases rising very quickly. And laboratories still have capacity issues."

Laboratory Stakeholders Weigh In On Biden Administration Priorities
NOV.12.2020 // 360Dx
American Association for Clinical Chemistry Past President Carmen Wiley said the current rates of and guidance around reimbursement for SARS-CoV-2 were okay, but that she hoped there would be no cuts in the rates as the Biden administration takes over.

Faulty DNA paternity test results bring decades of heartbreak, families say
NOV.5.2020 // WFAA - Local Dallas ABC-affiliate
But the American Association for Clinical Chemistry estimates 13 billion lab tests are performed each year in the U.S., so even a conservative error rate of just 0.005% amounts to 650,000 botched tests each year, or 650,000 father-son relationships that could've been.

Could Pernicious Anemia Be the Reason You're So Tired?
NOV.3.2020 // Shape
This is because roughly half of those with pernicious anemia don't have detectable intrinsic factor antibodies, according to the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

Clinical Laboratories Need Creative Staffing Strategies to Keep and Attract Hard-to-Find Medical Technologists, as Demand for COVID-19 Testing Increases
NOV.2.2020 // Dark Daily
In fact, according to an American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Coronavirus Testing Survey, 56% of labs surveyed in September said staffing the lab is one of the greatest challenges. That is up from 35% in May.

Mass Spec Struggles to Demonstrate Utility as Platform for SARS-CoV-2 Dx
OCT.22.2020 // 360Dx
Filkins and colleagues published a commentary in Clinical Chemistry looking at the MALDI assay developed by the Chilean researchers.

Someone to Run the Tests
OCT.14.2020 // GenomeWeb
David Grenache, the chief scientific officer at TriCore Reference Laboratories and president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, tells the Journal that recruiting additional lab technologists is not necessarily simple.

Help Wanted at Covid-19 Testing Labs
OCT.13.2020 // Wall Street Journal
“They’ve been working really hard, and people are getting burned out,” said David Grenache, chief scientific officer at TriCore Reference Laboratories in New Mexico and president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. “I can replace hardware and I can manage not having enough reagents, but I can’t easily replace a qualified technologist.”

Labs squeezed for staff to meet COVID-19 testing demand
OCT.13.2020 // Becker's Hospital Review
In August, 58 percent of labs said staffing was an issue, up from 35 percent in May, according to a survey from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry cited by the Journal.

Nobel Prize Winners in Chemistry and Physics Discuss Shattering Gender Norm, Redefining Women’s Roles
OCT.10.2020 // Forbes
On Doudna’s and Charpentier’s win, Dr. Patricia Jones, Clinical Director of Chemistry at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and former president of American Association for Clinical Chemistry said the CRISPR work is “huge and very promising.” “It makes me happy to see these two women win the Nobel Prize because again it shows what women are capable of doing and are doing on a daily basis now.”

CMS Streamlines CLIA Certification to Expand COVID-19 Testing
SEP.30.2020 // Revcycle Intelligence
The shortages are impacting nearly half of all clinical laboratories, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) recently reported.

Florida Hospitals Grapple With Lack Of Testing Agents
SEP.29.2020 // CBS Miami
But an August survey by the American Association of Clinical Chemistry indicated that 67 percent of laboratories were having issues getting reagents and COVID-19 testing kits, the highest percentage of reported difficulties since May when the group, which represents commercial, hospital and public-health laboratories, began surveying its members.

COVID-19 or the flu? Kansas prepares for confusion and testing demand this winter
SEP.27.2020 // The Wichita Eagle
An August survey by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry found 52 percent of labs reported being unable to obtain supplies needed to run COVID-19 tests in the week before the survey.

FDA warns of teen misuse of Benadryl sparked by 'dangerous' TikTok challenge, asks app to remove videos
SEP.27.2020 // Media Entertainment Arts WorldWide (MEAWW)
According to the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), one to four teaspoons of nutmeg can cause dry mouth, agitation, hypothermia, hallucinations, among others — and in some cases, coma and death.

Faster, cheaper COVID-19 tests in danger of creating blindspot in data collection
SEP.23.2020 // ABC News
There's no straightforward answer about whether rapid tests are counted, said ... the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

Supply shortages continue to plague COVID-19 testing
SEP.23.2020 // Axios
Two-thirds of labs are struggling to get enough reagents and test kits, according to a survey done last month by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

COVID-19 Testing Is Hampered by Shortages of Critical Ingredient
SEP.22.2020 // Wall Street Journal
According to a survey last month by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, which represents commercial, hospital and public-health laboratories, 67% of labs are having issues getting both reagents and test kits—the highest level since the group started querying labs in May.

POLITICO Playbook PM: McConnell plows ahead
SEP.22.2020 // Politico
According to a survey last month by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, which represents commercial, hospital and public-health laboratories, 67% of labs are having issues getting both reagents and test kits—the highest level since the group started querying labs in May.

Health systems still limiting COVID-19 tests due to supply shortages
SEP.22.2020 // Becker's Hospital Review
In a survey conducted by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry in August, 67 percent of labs reported having issues getting both reagents and test kits, the Journal reported.

AACC Calls on Congress to Fund Clinical Lab Training Programs
SEP.17.2020 // 360Dx
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry is calling on Congress to provide funding for clinical laboratory training programs.

AACC urges Congress to prepare for future pandemics
SEP.17.2020 // LabPulse
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) issued a statement on September 17 that urges Congress to provide more funding for clinical laboratory training programs as a way to prepare for future public health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diagnostic firms confident about COVID-19 rapid testing capacity despite growing demand
SEP.15.2020 // Modern Healthcare
David Grenache, the American Association of Clinical Chemistry's president, also noted the supply chain issues. A survey conducted in August by the organization found 67% of labs are having issues getting reagents and test kits for COVID-19 assays, the highest number since monthly surveying began in May.

Ultra-sensitive antigen testing could help identify patients at risk for severe COVID-19
SEP.9.2020 // BioWorld
A recent study published in Clinical Chemistry found a high correlation between blood levels of S1 – a protein that is part of the SARS-CoV-2 viral structure – and admissions to the intensive care unit (ICU).

COVID-19 antigen assay set to triple US testing capacity
SEP.3.2020 // Chemical & Engineering News
“But in order for home tests to be even remotely useful, there’s going to have to be some requirement around the frequency of testing,” Grenache says.

Plenty of coronavirus tests are available, but they're not being used
AUG.26.2020 // CNN
But David Grenache, president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, described the decline in testing as "unusual and inconsistent" across the country.

Trump Administration Blocks FDA From Regulating Many New Medical Tests
AUG.21.2020 // NPR
The Health and Human Services Department says labs no longer have to seek authorization from the FDA before they start using their tests. [The] move is being welcomed by some, like David Grenache of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

New Zealand’s renewed COVID crisis: Why scientists say the virus is hard to contain
AUG.18.2020 // ABC News
"With a novel virus like this, you have lots to learn," says Dr. David Grenache, president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

The Push to Deploy At-Home Antigen Tests for COVID-19
AUG.17.2020 // The Scientist
There are real benefits to increasing the availability of tests for COVID-19, says biomedical scientist David Grenache, the chief scientific officer at TriCore Reference Laboratories.

COVID-19 patient with repeatedly undetectable SARS-CoV-2 antibodies
AUG.10.2020 // News Medical
A recent case study published in the Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine in August 2020 illustrates this with its finding of persistent seronegativity in a patient confirmed to be SARS-CoV-2 positive.

AACC Survey Finds Almost Half of Labs Lack Supplies for SARS-CoV-2 Testing
JUL.28.2020 // 360Dx
Almost half of laboratories surveyed by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry reported they still do not have the supplies necessary to run SARS-CoV-2 tests, the association said on Tuesday.

What is pooled testing for COVID-19 and how can it help fight the virus?
JUL.24.2020 // Reuters
“This type of testing works really well when you have an asymptomatic patient population or you’re doing some contact tracing where the likelihood of the prevalence of someone having the SARS-CoV virus is rather low, because you could test multiple groups and get tons of negatives,” said Carmen Wiley, president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC).

Mitch with Dr. Carmen Wiley, President, American Association of Clinical Chemistry
JUL.21.2020 // KRLD News
The President of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry talks about COVID-19 testing.

Trump claims the U.S. has the world's best coronavirus testing. Experts disagree.
JUL.17.2020 // Q107 (from The Associated Press)
“I feel a bit like a broken record — nothing has really changed,” said Dr. Carmen Wiley, president of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry. “There’s a huge disconnect between what the task force indicates is happening and what we are truly experiencing in the field.”

Could COVID-19 end standoff on tests developed in laboratories?
JUL.15.2020 // The Science Advisory Board
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) urged Congress to exempt the many national and regional clinical laboratories that are separate from the public health system, but that also have the expertise and capacity to develop and perform coronavirus tests.

Long delays in getting test results hobble coronavirus response
JUL.12.2020 // The Washington Post
One of those groups, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, said it raised those same concerns last month in a call with Giroir, who said he had designated an official in each state to oversee the test supply chain and promised to give the organizations a list of those officials so they could direct pleas for help to them.

Lab groups ask Trump admin for more transparency into COVID-19 testing supply allocation
JUL.10.2020 // Medtech Dive
The lab stakeholder groups, including the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, the Association of Public Health Laboratories, and the Association for Molecular Pathology, called on the Trump administration to better manage the supply chain as labs are continuing to experience difficulty obtaining testing supplies.

Laboratory Stakeholders Including AMP, AACC Ask White House to Address COVID-19 Supply Chain Issues
JUL.10.2020 // 360Dx
The organizations, including the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, the Association of Public Health Laboratories, the Association for Molecular Pathology, the College of American Pathologists, and the American Society for Microbiology, requested the names and contact information for individuals in each state responsible for overseeing supply chains for testing supplies and personal protective equipment to facilitate communication between labs and equipment distributors.

Survey: resources for covid-19 testing still limited months later
JUL.1.2020 // Univision
A survey conducted by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry found that more than 50% of labs were still unable to obtain enough supplies in May, such as swabs, chemical reagents and testing kits. To discuss this UNews spoke to Dr. Carmen Wiley, the president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

Hospitals Can't Get Enough COVID-19 Tests
JUN.29.2020 // WGBH - Boston's Local NPR Station
The shortages are an issue across the country. In a national survey by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, half of the labs that responded said they were having trouble getting reagents or swabs.

AACC to Senate: 4 steps to prepare for next pandemic
JUN.26.2020 // LabPulse
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) sent a letter to the U.S. Senate health committee leadership detailing four steps the government should take to ready the country for the next pandemic.

Survey shows resources for COVID-19 diagnostic testing still limited months later
JUN.20.2020 // ABC News
"We surveyed over 100 laboratories and asked them multiple questions to try to find out where people were struggling, thinking that supply issues have likely been managed but in fact they were not," Dr. Carmen Wiley, AACC's president, told ABC News.

AACC taps Golden as CEO to succeed retiring Kreizman
JUN.19.2020 // CEO Update
Veteran association leader Mark Golden has been hired as CEO of the $23 million-revenue Washington, D.C.-based American Association of Clinical Chemistry, effective Aug. 17.

Stakes are High for Reopening as COVID Testing Challenges Remain
JUN.19.2020 // TrialSiteNews
“The new normal is going to involve making do with less revenue,” said Dr. Carmen Wiley, president of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC). In an interview, she explained this will be a major challenge faced by clinical labs.

People in the News: Michael Hunkapiller, Susan Barnes, Jack Schuler, Mark Golden
JUN.12.2020 // GenomeWeb
Mark Golden has been appointed the CEO of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, effective Aug. 17.

Trade Show Organizers Want Answers From City, State On When And Whether They Can Hold Events At McCormick Place
JUN.10.2020 // CBS Chicago
“Everyone’s optimistic,” said Dr. David Grenache of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry. That group already rescheduled its show from July to mid-December.

How summer camps will become testing sites for coronavirus tests
JUN.9.2020 // Good Morning America
AACC President-Elect Dr. David Grenache: "I could see some parents thinking, 'well, I'll have my child get an antibody test, and if it's positive, then they're safe,' but that's not necessarily true."

AACC Launches Competition to Support Diagnostic Research
JUN.8.2020 // 360Dx
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry announced Monday it has launched a new competition to support research to improve diagnostic testing.

AACC launches research contest, will award deidentified blood samples
JUN.8.2020 // LabPulse
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is set to award large sets of deidentified blood samples to lab medicine teams who demonstrate innovation in diagnostic testing research.

Fat: Death in the Time of COVID-19
JUN.7.2020 // Psychology Today
Remarkably, and despite heroic efforts, "not a single nation" has managed to reduce the prevalence of obesity in the past 20 years. (Aleksandrova et al, Clinical Chemistry, 2018)

Other news to note for June 5, 2020
JUN.5.2020 // BioWorld
Med-tech happenings, including deals and partnerships, grants, preclinical data and other news in brief: American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Avita Medical, Extherid Biosciences, Insulet, Mednax, Perfectus Biomed.

AACC Revises Guidance on Management of Point-of-Care Testing
JUN.4.2020 // 360Dx
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry on Thursday announced that it has issued a guidance document that describes best practices for hospitals and other healthcare institutions running point-of-care testing (POCT) programs.

Should You Get Tested for Covid-19 After Protesting?
JUN.2.2020 // Medium Coronavirus Blog
“In this situation, CDC guidelines should be followed for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic testing,” Carmen Wiley, PhD, of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry tells the Medium Coronavirus blog. “If you found yourself in a situation where you could not maintain social distancing or were in a situation where people were coughing and you feel you may have increased risk of exposure, you can opt to self-isolate and monitor for signs of illness."

Antibody Tests Aren't Accurate, But You Can Still Buy One
JUN.1.2020 // Bloomberg
While the FDA was too slow to greenlight those tests, now, “the pendulum swung in the other direction,” says David Grenache, chief science officer for TriCore Reference Laboratories in New Mexico and incoming president of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry. The FDA opened the floodgates for antibody tests, requiring companies to do some accuracy testing but not reviewing their data.

Guidelines shed light on serology, antibody testing for COVID-19
JUN.1.2020 // Healio
In its recent guidance on serology and antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry said that only specific tests should be used and only in certain instances.

Experts worry about false COVID-19 antibody test results
MAY.29.2020 // Futurity
In a new paper in the journal Clinical Chemistry, Neil Anderson, an assistant professor of pathology and immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the assistant medical director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and Christopher Farnsworth, an instructor of pathology and immunology at the School of Medicine, emphasize the importance of the appropriate use of antibody tests.

AACC asks U.S. Senate to prioritize COVID-19 testing
MAY.28.2020 // LabPulse
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) has sent a letter to U.S. Senate leadership with five recommendations to improve testing for the novel coronavirus.

AACC Sends Testing Recommendations to Senate For SARS-CoV-2 Relief Bill
MAY.28.2020 // 360Dx
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry sent a letter to US Senate leadership Wednesday offering recommendations for improving SARS-CoV-2 testing capacity that it says should be included in the newest coronavirus relief bill.

A negative test result isn’t proof you don’t have COVID-19
MAY.23.2020 // Times-Standard
At the moment, polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests are the most widely used test to detect severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, because they’re highly accurate, said American Association for Clinical Chemistry President Dr. Carmen Wiley in a video.

CDC flags shortcomings of antibody tests in reopening guidelines
MAY.21.2020 // LabPulse
In a statement provided on May 20 to LabPulse.com, the AACC noted that on average, 366,278 diagnostic tests per day had been conducted in the prior week, according to the COVID Tracking Project. That comes pretty close to the 400,000 tests per day of current U.S. capacity estimated by the White House recently, but it still falls short, AACC President Carmen Wiley, PhD, commented.

AACC objects to FDA's at-home virus kit clearance, following go-ahead for Everlywell
MAY.21.2020 // LabPulse
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) has notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it objects to the agency's recent emergency use authorization (EUA) of an "unproven" at-home coronavirus collection kit.

Buyer beware? What to know about direct-to-consumer antibody tests
MAY.20.2020 // ABC News
"Antibodies are markers of an infection you had," Dr. David Grenache, president-elect of American Association for Clinical Chemistry and chief scientific officer of TriCore Reference Laboratories, told ABC News.

Other news to note for May 19, 2020
MAY.19.2020 // BioWorld
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry, based in Washington, D.C., has released a statement on COVID-19 antibody testing, urging organizations to only use tests that are FDA-authorized or that were developed by a laboratory licensed by CMS to in-house tests.

YNMG & COVID: A Test You Can't Study For
MAY.13.2020 // KUNM - Albuquerque's Local NPR Station
Dr. David Grenache, TriCore chief scientific officer and president-elect of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry tells us about the development of COVID-19 antibody tests, and the importance of social distancing no matter what the results of an antibody test are.

COVID-19 testing problems started early, U.S. still playing from behind
MAY.11.2020 // Modern Healthcare
American Association for Clinical Chemistry President Carmen Wiley said in an interview that supply issues were a major problem for AACC members, and some labs have started validating alternate transport media and are using 3-D printers to manufacture nasopharyngeal collection swabs.

FDA Sets Standards for Coronavirus Antibody Tests in Crackdown on Fraud
MAY.5.2020 // Wall Street Journal
Dr. Grenache spoke to the saleswoman’s supervisor, who promised to relay his concerns about the two potential violations to Premier. He then forwarded the email to the FDA on April 25, urging the agency to stop allowing test-makers to sell serology tests without gaining at least an emergency authorization from the agency.

Quest and LabCorp Are Offering Coronavirus Antibody Testing—But Should You Really Get One?
MAY.4.2020 // Health
Some antibodies are protective, while others merely serve as markers of disease, David Grenache, PhD, president-elect of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and chief scientific officer of TriCore Reference Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, tells Health.

TriCore Reference Labs begins COVID-19 antibody testing
MAY.4.2020 // KOB
The blood test is designed to detect those antibodies. The catch, Dr. Grenache said, is that health experts still don’t know if those antibodies provide immunity at all.

FDA policy change may put an end to 'Wild West' of coronavirus antibody tests
MAY.4.2020 // LabPulse
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is among the organizations and experts that have been speaking out about commercial serology tests and calling for more oversight by the FDA.

Questions remain as NM begins antibody testing
APR.29.2020 // Albuquerque Journal
It’s unclear what finding antibodies will mean, exactly, because scientists are unsure whether having them will stave off a future infection, Grenache said.

TriCore to start testing certain people for COVID-19 antibodies
APR.29.2020 // KRQE
“All we know is that if you have an antibody to the coronavirus, you have been exposed in the past or you were known to have the illness,” TriCore Chief Scientific Officer David Grenache said. “You had a diagnosis, and you have recovered and your immune system has antibodies, but we don’t know yet if the antibodies mean you are immune from getting sick again.”

Pay it 4ward: M'Tucci's recognizes TriCore lab employees for their hard work
APR.29.2020 // KOB
"If there's a silver lining to this pandemic, it's that it has raised awareness of the role that laboratory professionals play in patient care," said David Grenache of Tricore Reference Laboratories.

Smaller labs report critical shortage of testing supplies
APR.28.2020 // CNN
Smaller labs and hospitals are reporting a critical shortage of Covid-19 testing supplies as President Donald Trump touts that there are enough tests to reopen the country.

Big commercial labs given priority for coronavirus testing equipment by feds
APR.28.2020 // CNN
Three major groups representing labs -- the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Association of Public Health Laboratories and the American Association for Clinical Chemistry -- have warned that supply shortages are growing critical.

L.A. is using a streamlined coronavirus test. But it has potential risks and rewards.
APR.28.2020 // LA Times
"We've not seen anything like this," Carmen Wiley, president of the American Assn. for Clinical Chemistry, said of the scramble by the nation's labs to provide the tests.

Labs say the White House needs to beef up swab production
APR.26.2020 // National Journal
Laboratories would have to make sure that a new kind of swab didn’t alter the result of the coronavirus test, said Carmen Wiley, president of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry, which represents clinical laboratories.

House Dems investigating unproven Covid-19 antibody tests
APR.24.2020 // CNN
House Democrats are citing flaws in federal policy that have led to unproven and fraudulently marketed coronavirus antibody tests being sold in the US, according to a memo shared exclusively with CNN.

Question: ‘What seems to be the holdup?’
APR.24.2020 // Antelope Valley Press
“It is a little bit insane,” David Grenache, the lab director at TriCore Reference Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M., said. “Everyone is running around trying to get as much as they can from every vendor. Laboratories are competing with each other to get needed resources.”

New Mexico pushing for antibody tests to get clearer picture of COVID-19
APR.23.2020 // KRQE
“We know there’s intense interest in getting these tests available, we’ve been working on it for several weeks. I am far more committed to making sure we offer a test that’s very reliable and very accurate than I am trying to meet someone’s timeline,” said Chief Scientific Officer at TriCore Dr. David Grenache.

When will we know if COVID-19 antibodies prevent reinfection?
APR.22.2020 // ABC News
"It's going to take people who have known antibodies to COVID-19 to be re-exposed and find out if their protective antibodies come back to elevated levels and protect them -- or not," Dr. Carmen Wiley, president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, told ABC News.

Novel Covid 19 experimental test may deliver results in half an hour
APR.22.2020 // Medical Dialogues
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden along with researchers in China have developed new diagnostic test for COVID-19 that can be performed without advanced laboratory equipment and deliver the result in about half an hour.The study has been published in the journal Clinical Chemistry.

Alone, low vitamin D does not cause osteoporotic fractures
APR.22.2020 // Medical Xpress
While low blood levels of vitamin D are associated with osteoporotic fractures, the link is not causative, according to the results of an analysis published online April 7 in Clinical Chemistry.

Trump Thinks Governors’ Pleas for More Coronavirus Tests Are Fake News
APR.21.2020 // Vanity Fair
“It is a little bit insane. Everyone is running around trying to get as much as they can from every vendor,” David Grenache, the lab director at TriCore Reference Laboratories in Albuquerque, told the Journal about private labs’ attempts to get necessary testing supplies, noting that “laboratories are competing with each other to get needed resources” and often fail to get what they need.

Lab group urges White House to provide "access to vital supplies" for testing
APR.20.2020 // CNN
“At this point, the biggest barrier to testing is not capacity, but access to vital supplies,” wrote Carmen Wiley, the president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry in an April 16 letter to Dr. Deborah Birx, who sits on the White House coronavirus task force.

Coronavirus Testing Hampered By Disarray, Shortages, Backlogs
APR.20.2020 // Kaiser Health News
“It is a little bit insane. Everyone is running around trying to get as much as they can from every vendor,” said David Grenache, the lab director at TriCore Reference Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M. “Laboratories are competing with each other to get needed resources,” he said, and often coming up short.

The nutmeg challenge is going viral again on TikTok, and the platform is struggling to remove the dangerous trend
APR.20.2020 // Insider
It takes five to 20 grams, or one to four teaspoons, of ground nutmeg to become intoxicated, according to the American Association for Clinincal Chemistry (AACC).

Opening the magic box: Lab professionals reveal their value during COVID-19
APR.20.2020 // LabPulse
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry's (AACC) online community, AACC Artery, has been crackling briskly with discussions on these topics as clinical laboratory professionals start to confront a mountain of questions related to serology.

Massive coronavirus testing ramp-up needed for US to reopen: report
APR.20.2020 // Medtech Dive
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry on Friday issued a similarly dire statement in response to the White House plan for the reopening of the country, warning that labs face severe supply shortages to conduct COVID-19 tests, including swabs, viral transport media, reagents, pipettes and personal protective equipment.

U.S. reopening plans shine light on testing supply shortages
APR.20.2020 // LabPulse
In a statement on April 17, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) called on the federal government to correct supply chain problems that are resulting in shortages of nasal swabs and other vital products needed to ramp up testing to high volumes.

Coronavirus Testing Hampered by Disarray, Shortages, Backlogs
APR.19.2020 // The Wall Street Journal
“It is a little bit insane. Everyone is running around trying to get as much as they can from every vendor,” said David Grenache, the lab director at TriCore Reference Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M. “Laboratories are competing with each other to get needed resources,” he said, and often coming up short.

Coronavirus Updates: New York To Allow Marriage Bureau Clerks To Perform Ceremonies On Video
APR.18.2020 // Gothamist
AACC president Carmen Wiley said, "The only entity in this crisis with the power to source the necessary supplies on a large scale and route them to those areas where they are most needed — whether an N95 mask, testing reagents, or a testing swab — is the federal government."

US COVID-19 total tops 700,000; cases spike in Russia, parts of Asia
APR.18.2020 // University of Minnesota's CIDRAP News
Meanwhile, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry in a statement yesterday said supply chain issues, such as personal protective equipment, swabs, and reagents are obstacles to scaled-up testing and that the White House is in the best position to coordinate resources.

Amid the push to reopen, states and businesses plead for more federal testing help
APR.17.2020 // The Washington Post
“The only entity in this crisis with the power to source the necessary supplies on a large scale and route them to those areas where they are most needed — whether an N95 mask, testing reagents, or a testing swab — is the federal government,” Carmen Wiley, [AACC's] president, said in a statement.

Research Shows Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Prevent Osteoporotic Fractures
APR.15.2020 // Pharmacy Times
Low vitamin D levels alone do not cause osteoporotic fractures, according to a new study published in the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)'s Clinical Chemistry journal.

Test makers, FDA struggling with shift from molecular to serology testing for SARS-CoV-2
APR.14.2020 // BioWorld
David Grenache, president-elect of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, told BioWorld that a clinical lab’s choice of testing often hinges on the types of equipment that lab has installed.

AACC responds to reports of bad blood tests for coronavirus
APR.14.2020 // LabPulse
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) has acknowledged problems with some commercial serology tests for the novel coronavirus, while also advocating for a hands-off regulatory approach when it comes to assays developed by CLIA-certified labs.

The Next Pandemic: Excess testing capacity essential, but cost question not yet answered
APR.8.2020 // BioWorld
Wiley, president of AACC, told BioWorld that the existing instrument types are up to the job, but that surge capacity is needed, and that it is not clear how the cost of that capacity will be handled.

Fausses-couches à répétition : la qualité des spermatozoïdes en cause
APR.6.2020 // Marie Claire (French)
“Traditionnellement, en cas de fausses couches récurrentes, les médecins ont concentré leur attention sur les femmes”. C’est ce que dénonce une étude publiée dans la revue Clinical Chemistry et menée par une équipe de scientifiques de l'Imperial College London, dirigée par le docteur Channa Jayasena, qui tente de déconstruire les clichés autour de la responsabilité seule et unique des femmes dans le cas d’une fausse couche.

Can the Reality of Coronavirus Antibody Tests Live Up to Hype?
APR.6.2020 // LabPulse
Grenache proposed an online forum for labs to exchange information about which tests work and which ones don't to the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. Very quickly, the online forum was up and running.

White House Data Request Highlights Coordinated Response Concerns
APR.2.2020 // Modern Healthcare
After receiving a request by Vice President Mike Pence to submit daily reports on COVID-19 testing within their facilities, hospitals with in-house labs are struggling to figure out exactly how to do it.

New York City Hospitals Struggle To Get Virus Testing Online Amid Patient Surge
APR.1.2020 // WGBH - Boston's Local NPR Station
A voluntary list of COVID-19 testing laboratories maintained by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, a clinical laboratory trade group, includes only one New York City hospital location: New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

STUDY: When Mothers Receive Fentanyl Epidurals During Labor, the Fentanyl Gets Passed on to Their Babies
MAR.27.2020 // AllOnGeorgia
Breaking research in AACC’s The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine shows that the fentanyl in epidurals can pass on to babies during labor.

Fentanyl during moms' labor shows up in babies' urine
MAR.25.2020 // Lab Pulse
Fentanyl administered to pregnant women during labor may be passed on to their babies and show up in neonatal urine samples, researchers reported in the Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine on March 24.

Putin dons hazmat suit, as Russia admits virus numbers likely far higher
MAR.24.2020 // ABC 11
The Russian test itself also appears to be significantly less sensitive than those used elsewhere -- according to the president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, perhaps as much as 10-16 times less.

Need For Speed: Corporate Education Must Pick Up Its Pace
MAR.23.2020 // Forbes
For example, as COVID-19 created shockwaves around the globe, a team at my firm worked with subject matter experts who wanted to deliver free COVID-19 education modules: the first one for medical and laboratory professionals and, a few days later, a version targeted for laypeople at companies. Within a week, we went from ideation to launch using AACC Learning Lab.

Why is Russia reporting so few COVID-19 cases? Some say it's a cover-up
MAR.21.2020 // ABC News
“That would mean it’s about 10-16 times less sensitive than what’s available in the U.S.,” Carmen Wiley, president of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry, told ABC News by a phone. At such a level, she said there was a risk the Russians were missing cases, in particular where people were asymptomatic.

National COVID-19 response: US raises health alert to highest level and 9 other notes
MAR.20.2020 // Becker's Hospital Review
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry launched a COVID-19 testing directory for healthcare workers. The directory includes all U.S. clinical labs that are or will be testing for COVID-19 cases.

Testing supply shortage limits who can get a COVID-19 test
MAR.19.2020 // Wink News (CBS Affiliate)
Wiley, who is also President for the American Association of Clinical Chemistry, said all credentialed laboratories and hospitals in the United States have emergency preparedness plans.

Coronavirus Testing in the U.S.: What You Need to Know
MAR.19.2020 // Elemental Medium
The CDC has since sent new test kits to all 50 states and Washington, D.C., but tests are still in short supply in many places. “The availability is variable,” Carmen Wiley, PhD, president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, tells Elemental.

New FDA COVID-19 Testing Guidelines Cause Concern for Insurance Coverage
MAR.19.2020 // Pharmacy Times
However, the FDA’s updated guidelines drew concern from organizations such as the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), which feels that the Families First Coronavirus Response Act does not provide coverage for COVID-19 testing unless the tests are performed under an EUA.

Coronavirus: testing in US accelerates as companies step in where government failed
MAR.18.2020 // South China Morning Post
“That really doesn’t work well in an emerging disease state like this,” said Carmen Wiley, president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, a lab testing group. “But once some of those restrictions were loosened, it allowed labs to do what labs do best,” including designing and manufacturing tests quickly, she added.

Coronavirus: testing in US accelerates as companies step in where government failed
MAR.18.2020 // Yahoo News
“That really doesn’t work well in an emerging disease state like this,” said Carmen Wiley, president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, a lab testing group. “But once some of those restrictions were loosened, it allowed labs to do what labs do best,” including designing and manufacturing tests quickly, she added.

DIY nasal swabs, drive-thrus and labs in overdrive: Americans are desperate for more coronavirus testing
MAR.17.2020 // The Washington Post
Carmen Wiley, president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, said that the FDA requires swabs made by a single manufacturer and that some labs are running low.

Are rapid diagnostic tests as reliable for patients as lab cultures?
MAR.16.2020 // The Washington Post
As with any medical tests, RDTs need to be performed properly for the best results, experts say. Food and Drug Administration regulations require that detailed instructions be provided with each test. These include guidance on how to read test results, says Carmen L. Wiley, president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

Biotin Interference Still an Albatross For Labs, Diagnostics Developers
MAR.16.2020 // 360Dx
Then in January, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry issued a guidance instructing clinicians, lab professionals, and patients how to prevent biotin from interfering with test results.

Vendors, labs scramble to meet needs of coronavirus outbreak
MAR.13.2020 // Lab Pulse
"Many of our member labs are highly complex labs already approved by CLIA to develop and run their own tests," said Carmen Wiley, PhD, president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC). "Their main objective right now is to get them up and running so that we can start doing surveillance of the coronavirus."

Revival of VALID Act draws mixed response
MAR.9.2020 // Lab Pulse
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) believes the VALID Act "introduces new and redundant regulatory hurdles" for labs for many diseases and conditions that are not public health emergencies, according to a March 6 press statement.

FDA Provides SARS-CoV-2 Test Validation Guidance for High-Complexity Labs Seeking EUA
MAR.3.2020 // GenomeWeb
The Association of Public Health Labs and the American Association of Clinical Chemistry had been urging FDA to expand its authorization to allow labs to develop tests.

FDA issues guidance for expanded development of coronavirus diagnostic tests
MAR.3.2020 // Modern Healthcare
"I'm thrilled that the FDA is allowing high-complexity laboratories to do this testing," said Carmen Wiley, president of AACC.

FDA Allows High-Complexity CLIA-Certified Labs to Perform Coronavirus Testing
FEB.29.2020 // GenomeWeb
The American Association of Clinical Chemistry also sent a letter to the agency last week in support of APHL's request to allow other labs, particularly those with the expertise and capacity to develop and perform coronavirus tests, to perform them.

AACC to FDA: Let labs run in-house coronavirus tests
FEB.28.2020 // Lab Pulse
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) has asked permission from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow all qualified local and state clinical laboratories to run their own in-house tests for the novel coronavirus without review by the agency.

Confronting the coronavirus
FEB.27.2020 // The Washington Post
The current dearth of accurate coronavirus tests clearly shows how additional FDA regulation of LDTs could negatively affect patient care by delaying or preventing development of these tests when they are needed most.

Coronavirus and the race to distribute reliable diagnostics
FEB.19.2020 // Nature
Meanwhile, a group at Hong Kong University have developed two one-step quantitative RT reverse transcription PCR tests targeting both the open reading frame 1b (ORF1b) and the N regions of the viral genome.

Five-Minute Fentanyl Assay in Development Takes Aim at Opioid Crisis
FEB.6.2020 // 360Dx
Wang along with her colleagues completed a study published last week in Clinical Chemistry that describes the development and clinical validation of the test.

As Worries Grow Over Novel Coronavirus, Dx Industry Jumps Into Action
FEB.4.2020 // GenomeWeb
Researchers have developed two single-step quantitative real-time reverse-transcription PCR assays to detect two different regions of the viral genome, as described in a recent Clinical Chemistry study.

Wuhan coronavirus RT-PCR tests deliver results fast
FEB.4.2020 // Lab Pulse
Scientists in Hong Kong and China have developed rapid reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests that may be used to identify and confirm the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), with results available in about an hour. Their experience with the tests was published in the journal Clinical Chemistry on January 31.

Two new rapid tests that could help contain Coronavirus epidemic
FEB.1.2020 // Medical Dialogues
Researchers have developed two new tests that accurately diagnose coronavirus infection in about 1 hour. The research has been published in AACC's Journal of Clinical Chemistry.

Should You Trust a Rapid Diagnostic Test?
JAN.20.2020 // Consumer Reports
As with any medical tests, RDTs need to be performed properly for the best results, experts say. Food and Drug Administration regulations require that detailed instructions be provided with each test. These include guidance on how to read test results, says Carmen L. Wiley, Ph.D., president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

AACC Issues Guidance on Biotin Interference in Lab Tests
JAN.14.2020 // 360Dx
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry has issued a guidance instructing clinicians, lab professionals, and patients how to prevent biotin from interfering with test results.

AACC guides on biotin interference: Communication is key
JAN.13.2020 // Lab Pulse
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) has released a new guidance document for tackling the risk of interference from biotin (vitamin B7) in lab test results that stresses interdisciplinary communication.

Analysis of commercial DNA tests finds inconsistent coverage
JAN.7.2020 // Reuters
A sampling of a dozen tests from each of three commercial laboratories has found they often fail to adequately analyze large segments of DNA that could be contributing to disease, researchers report this week in the journal Clinical Chemistry.

New blood test to improve triage for elderly concussion patients
JAN.7.2020 // Medical Device Network
According to a research paper published in January issue of AACC’s The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, the blood test was 100% accurate at identifying who did not have brain tissue damage.

New blood test can improve triage for elderly concussion patients
JAN.6.2020 // Philly Voice
The blood test used in the study, published in the American Association for Clinical Chemistry's Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, is the first to evaluate mild traumatic brain injury or concussion in patients who may have intracranial bleeding.

Vitamin K Deficiency: Bleeding In This Body Part Could Be A Warning Sign
JAN.4.2020 // International Business Times
Newborns whose mothers have been taking certain drugs during pregnancy might also put them at risk of this vitamin deficiency. This can lead to excessive bleeding and bruising and in severe cases, even cause fatal brain bleeding, says Lab Tests Online.

How long does it take to become nicotine-free?
JAN.3.2020 // Inverse
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry reports that it can take more than two weeks for cotinine blood levels to completely drop, compared to those of a non-tobacco user, once someone completely stops using tobacco and nicotine products.

Testing drivers for cannabis is hard. Here's why
JAN.2.2020 // CNN
In July, Clinical Chemistry published the findings of a University of California-San Francisco study that showed THC could be detected in breath for up to three hours after smoking and that there's a correlation between THC concentrations and blood concentrations for that initial period.

Kits turn consumers into DNA detectives
NOV.23.2019 // The Villages Daily Sun
There are privacy concerns for users who haven’t committed a crime, said Carmen Wiley, president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

Why clinical laboratory testing is key to fighting antibiotic resistance
NOV.18.2019 // Global Cause
AACC President Dr. Carmen L. Wiley explores how clinical laboratory experts are using innovative new tests to provide doctors with the insights they need to curb unnecessary antibiotic use.

Neither vitamin D nor omega-3 supplements can prevent inflammation
NOV.16.2019 // Medical News Today
Recent studies show that taking supplements to increase vitamin D and omega-3 levels may not reduce systemic inflammation. [...] The results now appear in the journal Clinical Chemistry.

Lab tests show vitamin D, omega-3 fish oil miss health markers
NOV.12.2019 // Lab Pulse
Supplementation with vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids failed to improve standard lab markers for inflammation and kidney function in two ancillary studies of the landmark Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trial (VITAL) [...] Results were reported on November 7 in the journal Clinical Chemistry.

Inside every human is a story written in genetic code
NOV.10.2019 // Vancouver Weekly
“People need to have a great deal of caution when an asymptomatic person comes walking in with an unsolicited genetic result,” said Dr. Jill Hagenkord, a molecular pathologist speaking at this year’s American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) conference.

Vitamin D may not help you fight inflammation
NOV.9.2019 // The Health Site
Researchers have found that Vitamin D and marine omega-3 fatty acids — also known as fish oil — are not effective at reducing systemic inflammation. The study, published in the journal Clinical Chemistry, is an analysis of the Vitamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL) by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Marijuana drug test in works; could be relief for employers
OCT.23.2019 // Business Insurance
A big problem is employers have no way to measure current impairment from marijuana use, said Spokane, Washington-based Dr. Carmen Wiley, president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

Breathalyzer to Detect Marijuana Use Ramping Up Production
OCT.14.2019 // 24/7 Wall St.
In a peer-reviewed article published in Clinical Chemistry in July, Dr. Kara Lynch, an associate professor of laboratory medicine at UCSF and co-director of San Francisco General Hospital’s clinical chemistry and toxicology laboratory, reported that THC “was detected in exhaled breath for all individuals at baseline through 3 h[ours] after cannabis use."

Simple blood test to detect diabetic complications early, accurately – study
OCT.2.2019 // The Guardian Nigeria News
The study published in the journal, Clinical Chemistry, described the revolutionary new technology that used just a few drops of blood for testing.

Blood-Based Epigenetic Screen Tests for Diabetes Complications
OCT.1.2019 // The Scientist
In a pilot study of 62 participants, the scientists could accurately distinguish between those with and without complications based on those patterns, they report today (October 1) in Clinical Chemistry.

Toxic, Hallucinogenic 'Zombie' Plant Growing On Upper West Side
SEP.9.2019 // Gothamist
The plant is pretty common, and has been right there wreaking havoc in the background throughout history — according to the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, it pops up in Homer's Odyssey, as well as some of Shakespeare's plays, and it reportedly got some early Virginia settlers pretty high in the 1600s, for at least 11 days straight.

On your mark. Get set. Blow: The race to build a breathalyzer for weed
SEP.3.2019 // Digital Trends
The device was subject to a recent self-funded small scale trial carried out by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, and published in the journal Clinical Chemistry.

Inflammatix Preps Immune-Response Sepsis Dx for FDA Clinical Trial, Lays Out Future Test Plans
AUG.16.2019 // GenomeWeb
Inflammatix won a disruptive technology award at the AACC meeting last week.

Making a connection: Dr. Carmen Wiley's journey from AACC member to 2019 president
AUG.15.2019 // SelectScience
Dr. Carmen Wiley, AACC President, highlights the importance of AACC's face-to-face annual meetings in fostering both communication and collaboration within the global community of clinical chemists and healthcare professionals.

Blood Markers May ID People Most Likely to Gain Cognitively with Aerobic Exercise, Study Reports
AUG.14.2019 // Alzheimer's News Today
These results were shared in the poster “Plasma Metabolites to Predict Response to Exercise in Alzheimer's Disease” presented during the recent 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Anaheim, California.

Pure CBD Won't Make You Fail a Drug Test, But…
AUG.14.2019 // Health24
As the CBD craze sweeps the United States – and the world – some users may wonder whether the cannabis extract can make them fail a drug test. A preliminary study suggests the answer is "no" – at least if the CBD is pure.

AACC president Dr. Carmen Wiley
AUG.12.2019 // SonaCast
AACC president Dr. Carmen Wiley discusses innovation in the laboratory, the potential of point of care testing and the past, present and future of the AACC.

Pure CBD Won't Make You Fail a Drug Test, But…
AUG.9.2019 // U.S. News
Researchers found that CBD, or cannabidiol, did not react with either of two commercially available tests used to screen for marijuana use. However, another cannabis compound -- cannabinol (CBN) -- did. Lead researcher Grace Kroner reported the findings Monday at the annual meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry in Anaheim, Calif.

Ketogenic diet improves HbA1c and blood glucose in people with type 2 diabetes
AUG.9.2019 // Diabetes.co.uk
Following a ketogenic diet lowers blood glucose and HbA1c levels in people with type 2 diabetes, new research shows. The data was presented at the annual American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) meeting in California this week.

Study: A Ketogenic Diet Has Positive Impact on Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
AUG.8.2019 // dLife
A new study from India finds that a ketogenic diet improves symptoms in Type 2 diabetes patients. The research was presented this week at the annual American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) meeting in Anaheim, Calif.

Mail-Order DNA Tests Can Be Fun, But They Aren’t Medical Advice
AUG.7.2019 // Bloomberg
Geneticist Theodora Ross spoke as part of a panel discussion at this week’s annual meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, facing off with Jill Hagenkord, an adviser to Color Genomics and former chief medical officer of 23andMe.

AACC: New diagnostics help labs avoid the commodity trap
AUG.7.2019 // LabPulse
With laboratory medicine at risk of becoming a commodity, professionals will need to get better at showing the system-wide value of tests and communicating with colleagues in other specialties, experts advised at a session on August 6 at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) conference.

Patients Taking Cannabinol for Sleep Could Fail Drug Tests for Marijuana
AUG.6.2019 // Sleep Review
A new study shows that a person taking the medicinal cannabis derivative cannabidiol won’t fail a drug test for marijuana—but a person taking the emerging sleep aid cannabinol will. These findings were presented this week at the 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, and could prevent people from being unfairly penalized for using CBN.

Digital health and the connected consumer
AUG.6.2019 // SonaCast
This week, Team Sona is at AACC 2019 in Anaheim, California. In this episode we speak to David Grenache, the chief scientific officer of Tricore Reference Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Keto Diet May Help Control Type 2 Diabetes
AUG.5.2019 // U.S. News
The keto diet has plenty of weight-loss devotees who swear by the high fat, low-carb plan. Now, new research from India suggests it may benefit people with type 2 diabetes.

Ketogenic diet causes ‘remarkable’ effect in patients with diabetes
AUG.5.2019 // Healio
The ketogenic diet lowered blood glucose and HbA1c levels in patients with diabetes, according to study findings presented at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo.

AACC: Labs should be aware of false positives on THC drug screens
AUG.5.2019 // 17OK News
Cannabinol (CBN), which is marketed as an over-the-counter sleep aid, gave a positive result on one of two THC immunoassays tested in a study of urine samples taken at Arup Laboratories.

AACC: Labs should be aware of false positives on THC drug screens
AUG.5.2019 // Centre Daily Times
The study presented at the AACC meeting was undertaken in recognition that some patients treated for pain management and taking CBD tested positive on THC tests.

Do Homemade DIY Pregnancy Tests Actually Work?
JUL.10.2019 // Shape
"It's not clear to me how they work," said Carmen Wiley, Ph.D., a clinical chemist and president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry in Washington, DC, when speaking with Parents. The reactions probably have to do with the urine's pH rather than the presence of hCG, she added.

[PODCAST] Prof. Jason Park: 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo
JUL.9.2019 // infobioquimica.org
Professor Jason Park, MD, PhD, chair of the 2019 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Organizing Committee, discusses the highlights of this year's Annual Scientific Meeting.

At-Home Tests for Influenza, Strep, Others Raising Eyebrows of Some Experts
JUN.17.2019 // GenomeWeb
Carmen Wiley, president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), said her organization is actually in favor of more direct-to-consumer testing, particularly at-home self-collection with samples sent to a lab. But these tests must have demonstrated analytical and clinical validity and clinical utility, and CMS certification of the lab through CAP accreditation is critical.

Older Adults: Here's What Causes Hunchback - and How to Prevent It
MAY.23.2019 // U.S. News & World Report
While a basic metabolic panel, which is a standard part of annual physicals, includes calcium testing, it does not include vitamin D screening, according to the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

A man's role in miscarriage rates
MAY.20.2019 // FOX 7 Austin
New research published this year in the journal Clinical Chemistry shows damaged male DNA is a factor in recurrent miscarriages.

CVRx data show its device can benefit heart-failure patients
MAY.13.2019 // Star Tribune
NT-proBNP is a natural enzyme component that becomes more common in the blood when the heart's left ventricle is stretched, indicating the heart may be working hard and having trouble meeting the body's demands, according to Lab Tests Online.

Driving While Stoned May Be an Insurmountable Legal Problem
APR.26.2019 // Inside Science
“No legal driving limit for cannabis can catch impaired recreational users without unfairly penalizing unimpaired regular or medicinal users,” the researchers wrote in an article published last month in the journal Clinical Chemistry.

Pregnancy test false negatives are possible
APR.25.2019 // Futurity
Recently, she and colleagues published a paper in the journal Clinical Chemistry, in which they evaluate how likely several pregnancy devices were to give false negative results.

FDA Issues Warning Letter to Lab Marketing Three Laboratory-Developed Tests
APR.22.2019 // The National Law Review
As described by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry in a 2017 Position Statement, LDTs are for in-house use and are not commercially distributed to other laboratories.

Sharing Meals, Group Events, Schedule Flexibility Keep Staff Together And Organizations Thriving – Medium Nonprofits
APR.12.2019 // The Nonprofit Times
A new strategic plan in 2013 started transforming the atmosphere at American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) in Washington, D.C.

THC level not a reliable indicator for driving impairment
APR.4.2019 // Boulder Weekly
These new findings, published in March in an American Association of Clinical Chemistry journal, add to a growing body of evidence suggesting that no legal driving limit for cannabis can catch impaired recreational users without unfairly penalizing unimpaired regular or medicinal users.

Theranos’s Empty Promise to Cure a Fake Problem
MAR.26.2019 // Bloomberg
As I pointed out in a column about attending her 2016 talk at a meeting of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry, she leaves out key information and encourages listeners to fill in the gaps with what they want to hear.

Homemade Pregnancy Tests Don't Work, According to Experts
FEB.7.2019 // Parents.com
"When you have a pregnancy test that has been validated and tested for accuracy, I know exactly what's being measured," says Carmen Wiley, Ph.D., a clinical chemist and president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry in Washington, DC. "With these [homemade] pregnancy tests, it's not clear to me how they work."

Should You Use Online Symptom Checkers and DIY Lab Tests?
FEB.1.2019 // Next Avenue
AACC president Dennis Dietzen strongly advises consumers to do their homework before using any at-home test, especially if it is a unique test that is not typically available anywhere else.

How long can you detect marijuana in the body?
JAN.28.2019 // Medical News Today
A 2012 study in the journal Clinical Chemistry examines marijuana users smoking a single cigarette with 6.8 percent THC.

The Insulin Wars
JAN.18.2019 // The New York Times
The pricing is all the more infuriating when one considers that the discoverers of insulin sold the patent for $1 each to ensure that the medication would be affordable.

Unhealthy sperm can play a role in lost pregnancies
JAN.10.2019 // Popular Science
The findings, published in the journal Clinical Chemistry, signal the importance of assessing both women and men after pregnancy loss.

Repeated Miscarriages Could Be Due To The Sperm Quality Of The Partner
JAN.10.2019 // The Talking Democrat
According to a study published in the journal Clinical Chemistry, oxidative stress can damage sperm by making them more reactive to oxygen.

Screening Men May Help Prevent Miscarriages For Some Couples
JAN.9.2019 // Moms
The study, published in the Men's Health Issue of AACC's Clinical Chemistry journal, looked at the male partner's reproductive health in couples who have experienced recurrent pregnancy loss.

Recurrent Miscarriages May Be Caused By A Hugely Overlooked Factor, Says New Study
JAN.8.2019 // IFL Science!
The study, recently published in the journal Clinical Chemistry, argues that a male’s sperm quality might play a role in recurrent miscarriages, challenging the old assumption that the issue fundamentally lies in the female's health.

Repeat miscarriages appear to be linked to problem sperm
JAN.8.2019 // Babyology
The findings have been published in the journal Clinical Chemistry and the team behind this work hope that they’ll inform treatments that reduce the risk of miscarriage.

Preventing Miscarriage: Treating Low Hormone & High Oxidant Levels in Men Could Prevent Miscarriages
JAN.8.2019 // 30 Seconds
This research, published in the Men's Health Issue of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry's (AACC's) Clinical Chemistry journal, could help more couples with recurrent pregnancy loss to conceive by leading to new treatments that improve male partners' reproductive health.

Faulty sperm could cause miscarriage
JAN.8.2019 // New Telegraph
According to a new study published in the journal ‘Clinical Chemistry,’ compared to men whose partners had not experienced miscarriages, the sperm of those involved in the study had higher levels of DNA damage.

Sperm Could Be a Bigger Factor in Miscarriages Than We've Been Led to Believe
JAN.7.2019 // Science Alert
Investigating the sperm quality of 50 males whose partners had experienced three or more consecutive miscarriages, a new study offers even more evidence that poor quality sperm may be an important risk factor for RPL.

2 new studies say that transgender hormone replacement is safer than birth control
JAN.6.2019 // LGBTQ Nation
A pair of studies published in the journal of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), Chemical Chemistry, shows that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is less of a health risk than taking birth control.

Men’s dodgy sperm to blame for women having multiple miscarriages, study finds
JAN.5.2019 // The Sun
Recurrent miscarriage was previously thought to be caused by health issues with the woman. But researchers at Imperial College London now believe sperm “dictates the health of a pregnancy.”

Recurrent miscarriage may be linked to the poor quality of a man’s sperm
JAN.5.2019 // Tech Explorist
The analysis revealed sperm from men with partners who had suffered recurrent miscarriage had twice as much DNA damage compared to the control group.

Damaged sperm is linked to miscarriages
JAN.5.2019 // The Times
The quality of a man’s sperm may be to blame when couples suffer repeated miscarriages, according to research.

Faulty Sperms could be Blamed for Recurrent Miscarriages: Study
JAN.5.2019 // Ask Health News
In a study, scientists from Imperial College studied the quality of sperm of the 50 men whose partners experienced three or more miscarriages in a row. The findings are published in the journal Clinical Chemistry.

Damaged sperm could be to blame for repeated miscarriages
JAN.4.2019 // The Guardian
The researchers, writing in the journal Clinical Chemistry, say this could be down to reactive oxygen species – molecules formed by cells in semen to protect sperm from bacteria and infection.

Repeated miscarriages might actually be caused by men’s weakened sperm, study says
JAN.4.2019 // Miami Herald
The study ... was published in the journal Clinical Chemistry. It found that among men whose wives had at least three miscarriages, there was double the damage to the genetic makeup of their sperm than in the average man’s sperm.

Could men be the reason women miscarry? New study suggests sperm damage triggers pregnancy failure
JAN.4.2019 // The Telegraph
Faulty sperm may be the reason women suffer multiple miscarriages, scientists suspect, after finding men whose partners struggle to carry a child to term have more DNA errors.

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: January 4, 2019
JAN.4.2019 // Human Rights Campaign Blog
New study finds that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not increase risk of cardiovascular disease. The study also found that HRT is less likely to cause blood clots than birth control pills.

Top Trade Shows for Inventors in 2019
JAN.4.2019 // Inventors Digest
Check out some of the trade shows we recommend attending in 2019.

Hormone therapy poses less health risks than using birth control pills, studies find
JAN.3.2019 // Gay Star Health
Two studies examining hormone treatment used by trans people were published in the January 2019 Men’s Health Issue of AACC’s journal Clinical Chemistry.

Testing Men for This Condition May Help Couples Prevent Miscarriages
JAN.3.2019 // The Bump
A first-of-its-kind study published in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry journal found male partners of women who faced recurrent miscarriages have lower sperm quality due to low hormone production and high oxidant levels.

Screening Men for This Could Help Prevent Miscarriage
JAN.3.2019 // She Knows
The study, published in the Men’s Health Issue of AACC’s Clinical Chemistry journal, analyzed the “reproductive parameters” of a group of male partners whose significant others had endured recurrent pregnancy loss — three or more consecutive miscarriages — and a group of healthy men.

AACC Tells Congress to Look into Deficiencies at Near-Patient Test Sites, Recommend Improvements
OCT.31.2018 // 360Dx
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry is urging Congress to investigate what it believes to be deficiencies at non-traditional sites performing near-patient testing.

Dank or Drank: Can Alcohol Hang on with Cannabis Legalization?
OCT.27.2018 // Cannabis Life Network
The American Association of Clinical Chemistry states that “THC blood concentrations increase significantly with alcohol consumption.”

Calling on the CPP
OCT.22.2018 // Repertoire
The American Association of Clinical Chemistry launched a new credential for point-of-care testing professionals this summer.

A New Immunotherapy Paradigm: It's Not Just For Cancer Anymore
OCT.19.2018 // Clinical Leader
Getting a new drug approved by the FDA and then convincing physicians to prescribe it is always a challenge.

TriCore exec lands leadership role in national association
OCT.4.2018 // Albuquerque Business First
TriCore Reference Laboratories Chief Scientific Officer David Grenache has been named president-elect of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, a global association dedicated to advancing clinical science in health care.

Health Tip: Understanding Lactose-Tolerance Testing
SEP.18.2018 // Drugs.com
A hydrogen breath test is the most common procedure, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry says. Breath levels of hydrogen increase after you are given a lactose-loaded drink.

Tackling the Global Lung Cancer Burden Through Minimally Invasive Cell-Free DNA Detection
AUG.28.2018 // Select Science
New data presented at the 70th annual scientific meeting and clinical lab expo at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) suggests that advances in digital droplet PCR technology could pave the way for improved lung cancer survival rates.

AACC 2018 President Dr. Dennis Dietzen on the Here & Now of Clinical Laboratory Medicine
AUG.17.2018 // Select Science: The Scientists' Channel
Dr. Dennis Dietzen discusses the future of clinical diagnostics, and how AACC can inspire a generation of future leaders in laboratory medicine.

Older Adults: Here's What Causes Hunchback – and How to Prevent It
AUG.17.2018 // U.S. News
While a basic metabolic panel, which is a standard part of annual physicals, includes calcium testing, it does not include vitamin D screening, according to the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

OnSiteGene Developing Ultra-Fast qPCR System for Rapid Syndromic Testing
AUG.15.2018 // GenomeWeb
OnSiteGene showed a prototype instrument at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry annual meeting in Chicago earlier this month.

From the Editor: Dueling Epistles
AUG.10.2018 // Clinical Lab Products
For this issue’s Inside Track column, CLP spoke to Dave Koch, PhD, DABCC, FAACC, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Emory University and chair of the policy and external affairs core committee for AACC, about the latest congressional communiqué.

iMedicalApps: This Week's Best New Products
AUG.10.2018 // MedPage Today
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Learning Lab Brief is an introductory demo of the Learning Lab for Laboratory Medicine from the New England Journal of Medicine's Knowledge+ program.

Mandatory Drug Testing for New Moms Is a Slippery Slope
AUG.8.2018 // Splinter News
With “risk-based” testing, “you are making a lot of assumptions and it tends to unfairly target low-income women,” gynecology professor Jessica Young told the American Association for Clinical Chemistry in 2016.

Are Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Linked to Vitamin D Levels?
AUG.7.2018 // Healthline
New research presented at last week’s 70th American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago suggests that taking in some extra vitamin D could possibly be crucial to alleviating some rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms.

Siemens Healthineers Poised to Launch Expanded Menu on Epoc POC System
AUG.6.2018 // 360Dx

This startup wants to make blood testing as easy as snapping a photo with an iPhone
AUG.5.2018 // Business Insider
But miniaturizing the technology needed to run these kinds of tests, Dietzen said, isn't easy. Dietzen said he's still waiting to see clinical data published in an academic journal that compares Essenlix's technology to the standard way blood tests are run.

Over 30 Groups Urge Congress to Address Concerns Over PAMA Implementation
AUG.3.2018 // 360Dx
A group of more than 30 organizations, including the American Clinical Laboratory Association, AdvaMedDx, and the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, have asked members of Congress to step in and enact legislation to address their concerns over the implementation of the lab test pricing law, Protecting Access to Medicare Act.

FDA Clears Siemens Healthineers BRAHMS PCT Assay
AUG.3.2018 // 360Dx
Michael Reitermann, president of the diagnostics segment, Siemens Healthineers, announced the clearance during a presentation this week at the 70th American Association for Clinical Chemistry Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago.

Winners of the 2018 Scientists’ Choice Awards for Clinical Lab Science Announced at AACC
AUG.2.2018 // Select Science
A celebration of the clinical laboratory products that have made the most difference to your lab work, plus we reveal our most popular clinical interviews of the past year.

Beckman Coulter launches DURA Innovations global flow cytometry business tools
JUL.30.2018 // News Medical
DURA Innovations underpin all Beckman Coulter’s dry reagent solutions including ClearLLab.They are highlighted at the 70th American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Laboratory Expo (CLE), being held July 29 - August 2, 2018 in Chicago.

Beckman Coulter offers largest range of single color CE-IVD and ASR conjugated antibodies
JUL.30.2018 // News Medical
The portfolio is featured at the 70th American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Laboratory Expo (CLE), being held July 29 - August 2, 2018 in Chicago.

Beckman Coulter introduces expanded range of clinical flow cytometry solutions at AACC 2018
JUL.30.2018 // News Medical
They are all highlighted at the 70th American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Laboratory Expo (CLE), being held July 29 - August 2, 2018 in Chicago.

The Ins and Outs of Lab-Developed Tests
JUL.17.2018 // Lab Manager
"In one sense, the definition of an LDT is very simple," says Dennis Dietzen, president of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry and medical director of the core laboratory and metabolic genetics laboratory at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Key laboratory associations weigh in on the issue of laboratory-developed testing procedures
JUL.5.2018 // Clinical Lab Products
In the middle of June, a group of 17 laboratory professional associations and academic medical centers joined forces in opposition to the proposed Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act (DAIA), which had earlier received the support of a competing group of diagnostics stakeholders.

Theranos' Holmes and Balwani Indicted For Alleged Wire Fraud Schemes
JUN.15.2018 // 360Dx
Speaking to attendees at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry's annual meeting in Philadelphia that year, Holmes acknowledged that the company had had its shares of problems, but the new technology and its unveiling marked "a new chapter for the company."

CDS renews contract with AACC
JUN.12.2018 // Cape Cod Times
Convention Data Services of Bourne has renewed its contract with the American Association of Clinical Chemistry through 2021, according to a statement.

FDA Grants Breakthrough Designation for AutoGenomics' Infiniti Neural Response Panel
JUN.6.2018 // GenomeWeb
The company describes the Infiniti test, which it hopes to bring to market through the FDA's de novo premarket pathway, as borne of extensive review of the scientific literature. Investigators first gave a presentation on the approach at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry's annual meeting in San Diego last year.

The rise and fall of Theranos, the blood-testing startup that went from a rising star in Silicon Valley to facing fraud charges over a wild 15-year span
MAY.25.2018 // Business Insider
The following month, Theranos finally presented at a scientific conference, though the details about the company's technology were still lacking. Theranos appeared to be pivoting toward focusing on its new sample processor, the miniLab.

The Theranos Deception
MAY.20.2018 // CBS News: 60 Minutes
How a company with a blood-testing machine that could never perform as touted went from billion-dollar baby to complete bust.

Training for Quality
MAY.15.2018 // Clinical Lab Products
To make it easier for laboratorians to overcome such challenges, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) has recently launched an online continuing education program, “Practical Approaches to Quality Control in the Clinical Laboratory,” which is focused on guiding practicing clinical laboratorians through the principles and applications of good statistical QC practices.

Mass Spectrometry, Chromatography Recommended Over Immunoassays in Pain Drug Monitoring
MAY.2.2018 // Pain Medicine News
In a new guideline on the use of clinical laboratory tests to monitor drug therapy in patients with pain, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) recommends the use of mass spectrometry and chromatography.

The Hidden Data in Your Fingerprints
APR.27.2018 // Scientific American
In a recent paper in Clinical Chemistry, my colleagues and I have shown it is possible to detect cocaine, heroin and morphine use from a single fingerprint.

Drug Use Is Detectable on Your Fingerprints
APR.13.2018 // The Atlantic
The assay—which was so sensitive that it could still detect trace amounts of cocaine after subjects washed their hands with soap—correctly identified 99 percent of the users, and gave false positive results for just 2.5 percent of the nonusers, according to a paper published in Clinical Chemistry.

How to Cope When the Lab Emails You Scary Test Results
APR.6.2018 // Healthline
"[Lab Tests Online] does a wonderful job of preparing people for a test… and explaining what the results might mean once you get them back,” said biochemist Dennis Dietzen, PhD, AACC president and director of laboratory services at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

AACC Publishes High-Sensitivity Troponin Assay Practice Recommendations in Anticipation of More FDA Approvals
APR.2.2018 // 360Dx
With more high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays expected to be approved for use in the U.S. this year, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry has published practice recommendations for their use in clinical laboratories.

You might have cocaine on your hands without knowing
APR.1.2018 // The Talking Democrat
More than 10% of people have cocaine on their fingers, whereas they never used the illegal drug. The narcotic is proving to be a very common contaminant.

Prenatal Test Advance May Help Spot Serious Gene Mutations
MAR.31.2018 // U.S. News
Scientists who found a way to use amniotic fluid to sequence the entire genome of a fetus say the breakthrough could significantly increase detection of genetic conditions during pregnancy.

Helping Patients Understand Their Test Results Reduces Dread
MAR.30.2018 // The Washington Post
To help patients better understand the 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—the American Association for Clinical Chemistry created Lab Tests Online in 2001.

CDC to Jump-Start Test Harmonization Efforts With $2M in 2018 Funding
MAR.28.2018 // 360Dx

Lab errors are negligible, but be cautious
MAR.24.2018 // The Gulf Today
Laboratory automation has increased productivity and efficiency of clinical laboratories. However, this high-throughput environment puts laboratories at risk when errors occur because many patient results may be impacted if errors are not detected promptly.

1st AACC Middle East Conference highlights need for better communication between physicians, lab experts
MAR.23.2018 // Emirate News Agency
Healthcare experts, who gathered in Abu Dhabi to attend the first American Association for Clinical Chemistry, AACC Middle East Conference, said that laboratory automation has increased the productivity and efficiency of clinical laboratories while highlighting the need for improved communication between physicians and laboratory experts, as well as better quality control.

Improved laboratory performance is key
MAR.23.2018 // The Gulf Today
Speaking at the maiden American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) conference in the Middle East, organised by Al Borg Medical Laboratories from Thursday to Saturday, the experts stressed that clinical laboratories are an integral part of the healthcare system.

Fingerprint test accurately and noninvasively detects heroin, cocaine users
MAR.23.2018 // News Medical
A fingerprint test published today in AACC's Clinical Chemistry journal can tell whether someone has taken heroin or cocaine, and accurately distinguishes between drug users versus individuals who were exposed to drug residue in the environment.

Handshake Can Leave Traces of Cocaine and Heroin in Fingerprints of Non-Users
MAR.23.2018 // Health Aim
Researchers from the University of Surrey in U.K. found that cocaine and heroin can both be transmitted to non-users by simply shaking hands with drug users; furthermore, cocaine and heroin can also be transferred to drug-free people through bank notes.

One in 10 people have class A drugs on their fingertips, study says
MAR.22.2018 // The Guardian
Writing in the journal Clinical Chemistry, the researchers describe how their test picked up marked differences in the levels of cocaine and heroin found on the fingertips of drug users compared with non-users.

Drugs are now so prevalent that 1 in 10 people have traces of cocaine or heroin on their fingers, study finds
MAR.22.2018 // The Daily Mail
Lead author of the paper published in Clinical Chemistry, Mahado Ismail, said: ‘It’s clear that fingerprint testing is the future of drug-testing.'

One in ten people who have never used cocaine have traces on fingertips
MAR.22.2018 // The Telegraph
Cocaine is now so prevalent in society that one in 10 people who have never used the drug have traces on their hands, a new study has shown.

One in 10 people have traces of cocaine or heroin on fingerprints, study finds
MAR.22.2018 // The Independent
More than one in 10 people were found to have traces of class A drugs on their fingers by scientists developing a new fingerprint-based drug test.

One in 10 have traces of heroin and cocaine on their fingerprints
MAR.22.2018 // Silicon Republic
According to the study conducted by a team from the University of Surrey and published to Clinical Chemistry, 13pc of those taking part in a test were found to have traces of class A drugs on their fingerprints, despite never using them.

One in ten people have traces of cocaine on their fingers despite never using drugs
MAR.22.2018 // iNews
Mahado Ismail, lead-author of the study published in Clinical Chemistry, said: “Our study will help to add another robust layer to fingerprint drug testing.”

Test finds traces of cocaine on freshly washed fingertips
MAR.22.2018 // The Times
It is often said that traces of cocaine can be found on almost every British banknote. A study has taken that a step farther and shown that traces of the drug can be found lurking on our fingertips.

Trace Heroin, Cocaine Detected on 13 Percent of Non-Users’ Fingerprints
MAR.22.2018 // Laboratory Equipment
Thirteen percent of those who had never used Class A drugs in the United Kingdom showed trace amounts of cocaine or a heroin metabolite on their prints, according to the paper in the journal Clinical Chemistry.

Cocaine Might Be on Your Fingerprints — Even if You Don't Do Drugs
MAR.22.2018 // Inverse Culture
In a study published in Clinical Chemistry on Thursday, Mahado Ismail, Derek Stevenson, Catia Costa, Roger P Webb, Marcel de Puit, and Melanie J Bailey drug-tested the fingerprints of 65 volunteers — 50 who were drug-free, and 15 who said they had taken cocaine or heroin within the past 24 hours.

One In 10 People Found To Have Traces Of Cocaine On Their Fingerprints Despite Never Using It
MAR.22.2018 // IFL Science!
The study from the University of Surrey, published in Clinical Chemistry, tested the fingerprints of 50 volunteers who said they had not used drugs and about 25 who had taken cocaine or heroin in the past 24 hours.

New Beauty Supplement Found to Affect Medical Testing
MAR.13.2018 // Advance
The popularity of beauty supplement biotin can’t be denied, but neither can the reality that users have seen increased interference within their medical testing.

Grewal Announces Creation of Opioid 'Addiction Response' Unit
FEB.23.2018 // New Jersey Law Journal
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbil Grewal on Thursday announced an expansion of the state's efforts to combat the ongoing opioid addiction crisis.

Studies Suggest Challenges Remain for Dried Blood Spot Protein Assays
FEB.23.2018 // GenomeWeb
Enthusiasm for dried blood spot samples is building among clinical proteomic researchers and companies, but recent work suggests technical hurdles remain.

More Years Spent Obese May Increase Heart Risk
FEB.22.2018 // Medpage Today
Within each current BMI category, prior excess weight was associated with elevated high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) as a clinical indicator of heart damage and risk factor for heart failure, Chiadi Ndumele, MD, MHS, of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, and colleagues reported online in Clinical Chemistry.

Better late than never: Going on a diet as soon as you reach obesity can prevent your heart disease risk from doubling, study finds
FEB.21.2018 // Daily Mail
The findings, published in the journal Clinical Chemistry, suggests people go on a diet as soon as they pile on the pounds because the number of years spent overweight can 'add up' to a risk factor for heart damage.

The longer you are obese the greater your risk of heart disease says study
FEB.21.2018 // MSN
New US research suggests that it is not just being obese that increases the risk of heart disease, but also how long someone is obese for, with the number of years spent carrying excess weight "adding up" to a distinct risk factor for developing heart problems later in life.

Long-Term Weight Control Linked to Better Late Life Heart Health
FEB.21.2018 // MD Magazine
Maintaining a healthy weight long-term can have an even bigger positive effect on heart health than what was already believed, according to new clinical trial analysis.

Number of obese years not—just obesity—a distinct risk factor for heart damage
FEB.20.2018 // Medical Xpress
In an analysis of clinical data collected on more than 9,000 people, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown that the number of years spent overweight or obese appear to "add up" to a distinct risk factor that makes those with a longer history of heaviness more likely to test positive for a chemical marker of so-called "silent" heart damage than those with a shorter history.

As obesity-related health costs rise, experts warn of far-reaching complications
FEB.15.2018 // Healio
Obesity-related health care costs in the United States rose 29% between 2001 and 2015, and new data from the most populous states reveal that the cost burden varies throughout the country, according to research published in Clinical Chemistry.

How much does obesity cost the healthcare system? It differs by state
FEB.12.2018 // Healthcare Finance
A new study published in the journal Clinical Chemistry [...] used microdata from each state to calculate the percentage of healthcare spending dedicated to obesity.

Obesity drives U.S. healthcare costs up by 29%, but amounts vary by state
FEB.9.2018 // Fierce Healthcare
New research finds that U.S. healthcare resources devoted to treating obesity-related illnesses in adults increased 29% from 2001 to 2015. But there are significant differences per state.

Doctors Ordering Wrong Vitamin D Test
JAN.29.2018 // MD Magazine
In Clinical Laboratory News, Jane Dickerson, PhD, DABCC and Michael Astion MD, PhD, of Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle WA, say there is an increase in doctors ordering the wrong tests.

As Opioid Push Continues, NJ Proposes Reporting Requirements for Gabapentin
JAN.25.2018 // New Jersey Law Journal
A 2016 study by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry estimated that one in five users of gabapentin abuse the medication, according to the statement.

AACC Guidelines Advocate Use of Mass Spec, Chromatography in Opioid Testing
JAN.16.2018 // 360Dx
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry recommends the use of mass-spectrometry or chromatography to help combat the opioid epidemic, as part of its guidelines announced today for using clinical lab tests to monitor drug therapy in pain management patients.

Study Links Processed Carb Consumption to Weight Gain
JAN.3.2018 // Food Navigator
The insulin spike that follows consumption of processed carbs could contribute to higher risk of weight gain and obesity, a new study concludes.

Clinical labs key to improving quality of health care for transgender individuals
DEC.18.2017 // Healio
Clinical labs should develop institution-wide protocols for identifying transgender individuals that highlight the different electronic medical record systems where sex and gender identity both need to be recognized.

Algorithm and Multivariant Genetic Panel Can Assess Opioid Addiction Risk
DEC.7.2017 // Pain Medicine News
The study, presented at the 2017 American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, identified genetic factors largely not evaluated in clinical practice that play a role in prescription opioid addiction.

CMS Finalizes 2018 PAMA Pricing Despite Lab Industry's Continued Objections
NOV.20.2017 // 360Dx
In October, ACLA and 21 organizations, including the American Medical Association, AdvaMedDx, American Association for Clinical Chemistry, and American Hospital Association, wrote a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma that the data CMS used to set proposed rates "would not stand up to statistical validity review."

Effort to Harmonize Clinical Lab Testing Targets 2019 for Initial Funding
NOV.14.2017 // 360Dx
Harmonization would involve coordinating lab tests so that they match the results of a reference test, which could mean some vendors might have to recalibrate their test results to agree with the results of the reference method, according to David Koch, chair of the policy and external affairs committee of AACC, and director of clinical chemistry, toxicology and POCT at Grady Memorial Hospital, and professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Emory University.

Paper Spray Testing of Fingerprints Shows Promise for Drug Testing
NOV.14.2017 // 360Dx
The method, which was described in a study published this month in Clinical Chemistry, could prove an inexpensive and high-throughput approach for testing for cocaine and other drugs of abuse, said University of Surrey researcher Catia Costa, first author on the paper.

Understanding the Complexities of Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening for Pregnant Women
NOV.3.2017 // Health News Digest
A review published today in AACC’s The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine gives an expert overview of NIPS’s many nuances, to arm healthcare providers with the information they need to ensure patients benefit from this revolutionary but complex technology.

Association of clinical chemistry urges CMS to revise reimbursement rates
OCT.25.2017 // Life Science Daily
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) voiced its concern over new payment rates proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that could significantly limit patient access to crucial medical tests.

Here's an Important Reason Why You Should Never, Ever Smoke Pot and Drive
OCT.12.2017 // Men's Health
This report didn’t delve into the possible reasons behind how marijuana can mess with your driving, but a past study published in Clinical Chemistry, found that it can increase your chances of risky behaviors like lane weaving, steering issues, and late braking.

Want to take your business global? N.J. businesses eligible for grant funding
OCT.8.2017 // MyCentralJersey.com
Grant funds helped [Zeus Scientific] attend the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) trade show in July 2017.

Tackling the Opioid Crisis: Genetic testing to identify addiction risk
OCT.3.2017 // Technology Networks
One way of reaching this goal could be genetic testing, to identify patients most at genetic risk of addiction, before opioids are prescribed. This was the focus of the poster that won the Industry Division award at the recent American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) meeting in San Diego.

New Drug Test 'Paper' Uses Fingerprints To Detect Cocaine In Seconds
SEP.24.2017 // International Business Times
Police officers will now be able to tell if a person has used cocaine almost instantaneously with just a piece of paper and a fingerprint.

The Coke Challenge: Scientists Identify Cocaine Users With Fingerprint Scan
SEP.24.2017 // Sputnik News
British scientists have discovered a method that may help to identify cocaine users simply by scanning their fingerprints, even if a person being tested has washed his hands.

New Fingerprint Test Can Detect Cocaine Use In Seconds
SEP.23.2017 // Forbes
Researchers from the University of Surrey have developed a novel fingerprint drug test that is a remarkable for 2 reasons: it accurately detects metabolites of cocaine within seconds and positively identifies the user at the same time.

New Drug Test Can Detect Cocaine In Fingerprints Within Seconds
SEP.23.2017 // Tech Times
The new drug test, which was described in the journal Clinical Chemistry, involves a method known as paper spray mass spectrometry, which makes it possible to determine the identity of a particular substance by measuring the mass of its molecules.

New fingertip test can tell within seconds if someone has taken cocaine – and it’s impossible to cheat
SEP.23.2017 // The Sun
Users of the Class A drug excrete tell-tale chemicals that remain on their fingers for up to 24 hours - and can't be washed off.

New Fingerprint Test Can Detect Cocaine Use in Minutes
SEP.23.2017 // PsychCentral
Scientists have developed a fast-acting, highly sensitive fingerprint test to determine whether a person has recently used cocaine.

New fingerprint test to detect cocaine use within seconds
SEP.23.2017 // New Indian Express
In a "breakthrough", scientists have developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test that can detect whether someone has used cocaine within seconds.

New drug test can detect cocaine in a fingerprint in seconds
SEP.22.2017 // CNBC
A team of researchers has developed a simple paper-based test that can in a matter of seconds detect whether a person has recently been using cocaine.

New fingerprint test that detects cocaine in 30 seconds set to transform fight against drug use at work
SEP.22.2017 // The Telegraph
Published in the journal Clinical Chemistry, the new method boasts 99 per cent accuracy, is non-invasive and far quicker than any rival.

New cocaine test uses FINGERPRINTS to detect the drug in a person's bloodstream within seconds
SEP.22.2017 // Daily Mail
The study, published in Clinical Chemistry, found that cocaine could be detected by developing the print using a chemical that does not affect the drug signals, or molecular traces, in the fingerprint.

First large scale study of cocaine users leads to breakthrough in drug testing
SEP.22.2017 // Phys.org
Scientists from the University of Surrey have developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test that can take just seconds to confirm whether someone has used cocaine.

Entrevista con el Dr. Michael Bennett (Estados Unidos): Taller AACC ‘El Diagnóstico Temprano de los Trastornos Genéticos Salva las Vidas de los Niños’
SEP.13.2017 // Radio El Microscopio
AACC President Dr. Michael Bennett discusses the AACC workshop on newborn screening to be held in Colombia on October 13. (Note: This interview is in Spanish.)

Prescient Medicine Launches Addiction Risk Test Developed With AutoGenomics
AUG.29.2017 // GenomeWeb
Prescient Medicine, a firm offering toxicology, pharmacogenomic, and other testing, has made available a new genetic testing service that predicts patients' risk for opioid addiction, which it recently described at the annual meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry with its collaborator AutoGenomics.

Are you high? The science of testing for marijuana impairment is hazy, and evolving
AUG.25.2017 // Denver Post
In 2012, a medical study published in Clinical Chemistry journal found “cannabis smoking increases lane weaving and impaired cognitive functions,” and that certain THC concentration levels “are associated with substantial driving impairment, particularly in occasional smokers.”

Medical Device Used in ‘Star Trek’ Is Now a Reality
AUG.11.2017 // Healthline
“DxtER is the first consumer-friendly mobile health device to combine vital sign monitoring with an extensive diagnostic testing menu, and it could lead to a huge leap forward in patient care,” said AACC Chief Executive, Janet B. Kreizman.

New test for screening of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in newborn babies
AUG.11.2017 // Medical Xpress
The new research 'Characterization of a Blood Spot Creatine Kinase Skeletal Muscle Isoform Immunoassay for High-Throughput Newborn Screening of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy' is published in the journal Clinical Chemistry.

DNAe Ready to Validate Semiconductor Prototype, Direct-From-Blood Sepsis Test
AUG.9.2017 // GenomeWeb
Later this month, London-based DNAe expects to begin validating an integrated prototype of a semiconductor-based sepsis test that could eventually identify pathogens directly from blood within three hours.

AACC provides open forum to strategize the lab’s role in value-based care
AUG.7.2017 // HeathCareBusiness daily news
CMS claims data might be useful to determine influenza activity in particular areas before the disease becomes widespread, according to findings presented at the AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical A recurring theme among the educational and vendor sessions at this year’s AACC has been how to transform health care from the fee-per-service to the value-based ideology.

CMS data may predict flu outbreaks
AUG.4.2017 // Healio
CMS claims data might be useful to determine influenza activity in particular areas before the disease becomes widespread, according to findings presented at the AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo.

Randox 'primed' to tackle any Brexit challenges
AUG.4.2017 // Belfast Telegraph
The head of medical testing firm Randox has said that trading overseas will face "particular business challenges" following Brexit.

Vendors Showcase Novel and Improved Point of Care Solutions at AACC 2017 Meeting
AUG.4.2017 // Kalorama Information
The search for test results that can be useful during or shortly after a physician/patient consult has long been the goal of healthcare providers and the testing industry, and was a notable focus of the largest meeting of lab professionals and IVD firms this year.

Lab Professionals and IVD Industry Pull No Punches at AACC 2017: Opioids, Killer Healthcare Infections and Kidney Disease Among Meeting Topics
AUG.3.2017 // Kalorama Information
Opioid addiction and other drugs of abuse, blood poisoning and crippling diseases driving up healthcare costs and threatening outcomes, were problems taken on directly as laboratory professionals, and the lab supply and IVD industry that support them, met this week.

Genetic test indicates risk for opioid addiction
AUG.2.2017 // Healio
Research presented at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo indicated accuracy of a genetic risk assessment for prescription or heroin opioid addiction.

What’s the buzz at AACC? Buzzwords like IDN, data analytics, and partnering
AUG.2.2017 // HealthCareBusiness daily news
Scientists, professors, laboratory professionals, and vendors from a wide array of diagnostic specialties are gathering at the 69th American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in San Diego this week.

Combating the Scourge of Infectious Disease a Focus at AACC 2017 in San Diego
AUG.2.2017 // Kalorama Information
Diseases caused by infection are among the hardest challenges for healthcare, and require early and accurate detection for treatment to be optimized.

Medical Reality Catches Up to Science Fiction
AUG.1.2017 // HealthDay
Average folks may one day be able to use a Star Trek-inspired home medical device to diagnose a dozen different ailments and track five major vital signs, all without needing to draw blood or visit a doctor's office.

Is Laboratory Medicine Ready for Artificial Intelligence?
AUG.1.2017 // Laboratory Equipment
Some say that the invention of the abacus more than 2,500 years ago was the first step on the long road to artificial intelligence (AI).

Tricorders in Space: Not Just a 'Star Trek' Dream Anymore
AUG.1.2017 // Space.com
A tricorder may soon be an essential part of every voyaging astronaut's tool kit, and not just on "Star Trek."

Policy Changes Reduced Use of Certain Prescription Opioids: Study
AUG.1.2017 // The Philadelphia Inquirer
Tighter U.S. government restrictions on prescription painkillers containing hydrocodone led to reduced use of opioid medications such as Vicodin, a new study says.

Innovative Methods Could Help Predict Flu Outbreaks and Prevent the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance
AUG.1.2017 // Infection Control Today
Researchers have discovered new methods that could improve treatment for infectious diseases by enabling earlier detection of influenza outbreaks and curtailing inappropriate antibiotic usage.

YFV Protein, Middle East Markets, Gene Editing and "Data Lakes" are among Developments at First Day of AACC 2017 in San Diego
AUG.1.2017 // Kalorama Information
The laboratory industry's largest meeting, along with associated IVD equipment vendors, are meeting this week in San Diego to discuss new ideas and demonstrate new products.

AACC 2017 Focus on CRISPR and Futuristic Testing Devices
AUG.1.2017 // Lab Medica
At the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, the world’s largest exposition for clinical laboratory products and services, over 750 exhibitors displayed pioneering diagnostic technology, including the latest in mobile health, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, point-of-care, and automation.

AACC addresses challenges facing clinical labs due to Medicare changes
JUL.31.2017 // DOTMed
Scientists, professors, laboratory professionals, and vendors from a wide array of diagnostic specialties are gathering at the 69th American Association of Clinical Chemistry Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in San Diego this week.

CRISPR star Jennifer Doudna calls for public debate on embryo editing
JUL.31.2017 // San Diego Union Tribune
After Jennifer Doudna and other scientists improved the technology known as CRISPR to edit human genomes, a long-awaited, and sometimes feared, milestone arrived.

Star Trek-Inspired Tricorder Device Can Test, Diagnose Diseases
JUL.28.2017 // R&D Magazine
Patients could someday test and diagnose their illnesses from the comfort of their own homes, with a tricorder device, modeled in part, by the multifunction hand-held device used in Star Trek.

New breast cancer blood test could improve treatment options in more serious cases
JUL.27.2017 // The Independent
Women with advanced stages of breast cancer could receive potentially life-extending personalised treatment after taking a new blood test that detects tumour DNA.

A novel practical test for the function of HDL, the carrier of 'good' cholesterol
JUL.10.2017 // Phys.org
A research group has developed a practical test for the ability of HDL to accept cholesterol.

Clinical laboratories key to breaking down the health care barriers faced by transgender patients
JUL.6.2017 // San Diego LGBT Weekly
Clinical laboratories could significantly improve healthcare for the transgender community by using both sex and gender identity to make decisions about clinical testing, and by determining normal lab values for healthy transgender patients.

#SurrogacyMyth: If you are a gay couple you don't need a full medical checkup before you look for a surrogate mother
JUL.5.2017 // Surrogacy 101
Doctors will often conduct two or three separate sperm analyses to get a good idea of sperm’s health. According to the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), the tests should be conducted at least seven days apart and over the course of two to three months.

Cholesterol Uptake Capacity, a New Indicator of HDL Functionality, for Cardiovascular Risk Stratification in the Real World
JUN.12.2017 // MedicalResearch.com
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) exhibits a variety of anti-atherogenic functions including anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative functions as well as promoting reverse cholesterol transport.

Winner of Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize Unveiled at AACC
JUN.8.2017 // Lab Medica
A highlight of the July 30 - August 3, 2017, AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo (San Diego, CA, USA) will be the session dedicated to the unveiling of the winner of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize (Culver City, CA, USA) competition.

Keynote Address to Focus on CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing
JUN.8.2017 // Lab Medica
The widely used CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technique is to be the subject of the keynote address of the plenary sessions of the July 30 - August 3, 2017, AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo (San Diego, CA, USA).

At ASMS 2017, Vendors Focus on Software, Applications
JUN.8.2017 // GenomeWeb
The company provided little detail on the Topaz system, which it plans to launch formally at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry annual meeting this summer.

Lab Experts Help Providers Reduce Low-Value Resource Use, Costs
JUN.5.2017 // RevCycle Intelligence
Collaboration between laboratory medicine experts and clinicians is critical to reducing unnecessary and low-value resource use for value-based purchasing success, the American Association For Clinical Chemistry (AACC) recently stated.

Clinical lab tests key to Medicare revisions, according to medical association
JUN.2.2017 // Life Science Daily
The American Association of Chemical Chemistry (AACC) maintains clinical laboratory tests must be used effectively if ongoing Medicare reimbursement changes are to achieve desired objectives.

AACC Calls for Better Use of Clinical Lab Tests
MAY.30.2017 // 360Dx
AACC today issued a position statement calling for the effective use of clinical laboratory tests in the face of changes to how Medicare reimburses for such tests.

Lab Professionals Oppose Draft Dx Reform Bill; Lab, IVD Industry Ready To Work With Congress
APR.13.2017 // Medtech Insight
The clinical lab industry and IVD test-kit-makers appear ready to work with lawmakers on diagnostic reforms that would create a new category of regulated product for all lab tests that would undergo a mix of US FDA and CMS oversight.

AACC Joins NEJM, Area9 to Launch Online Learning Platform
APR.2017 // Clinical OMICS
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) has launched an online learning platform focused on laboratory medicine, through a collaboration with NEJM Group, publisher of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Area9 Learning.

Codexis Looks to Use Protein Engineering Prowess to Improve Molecular Diagnostic Performance
MAR.30.2017 // GenomeWeb
Claeboe noted that the company first began putting its feelers out at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry meeting last summer, "and we were simply asking the question: Would engineered enzymes in your workflow be beneficial?"

Cell-free DNA screening blooms in expansion to low-risk pregnancies
MAR.2017 // CAP Today
Dr. Palomaki, assistant director of the Division of Medical Screening and Special Testing at Women and Infants Hospital, was a speaker in a recent AACC webinar on cell-free DNA-based prenatal screening in the general pregnancy population.

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces Highest Convention Booking Year Ever
MAR.3.2017 // Exhibit City News
“We are delivering on the promise of customer service and performing at a very high level for great customers such as World Meeting of Families, the Democratic National Convention, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, and most recently, for a record-setting Philadelphia Auto Show,” PCC President & CEO John J. McNichol said.

Diagnostic laboratory reduced to the size of a microwave
FEB.27.2017 // Crisis Response
The Theranos miniLab was met not without skepticism from audience members at the 68th American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo.

Star Trek Tricorders Left The Science Fiction Realm to Become Science Reality
FEB.24.2017 // Omni
Research teams have been working on the creation of a mobile diagnostic device inspired by the fictional medical Tricorder from Star Trek.

Qualcomm Tricorder Xprize competition reaches final round
FEB.24.2017 // Evaluation Engineering
Yesterday, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announced that Chung-Kang Peng, PhD, who leads the Taiwan-based Dynamical Biomarkers Group team, will present data on his team’s tricorder prototype in a special session at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in San Diego this summer.

In the Lab: As PAMA Reporting Deadline Looms, Labs Brace for Medicare Rate Cuts
FEB.10.2017 // Clinical OMICS
“If the rate that is reimbursed goes down for some of our tests to the point where our costs are not even covered, that might influence the ability of doctors to order those tests,” said David D. Koch, Ph.D., director of clinical chemistry, toxicology, and point-of-care testing at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Emory University, and chair of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s Policy and External Affairs Core Committee.

Research raises questions on consistency of dialysis blood testing methods
FEB.03.2017 // CBS 19
New research has looked into the accuracy of a blood test used to determine the health and well-being of dialysis patients, but the results are raising concerns.

Consumers Increasingly Purchase Medical Laboratory Self-Test Kits for Blood Glucose, Cholesterol, and Colon Cancer Screening
JAN.20.2017 // Dark Daily
In addition to seeking control over their healthcare, patients are also motivated by convenience and privacy, noted a Lab Tests Online article.

Silicon Valley Should Drop Its Obsession With Apple-esque Secrecy
JAN.18.2017 // The Motley Fool
Too bad Holmes instead chose to use her presentation at that month's American Association for Clinical Chemistry's annual meeting in Philadelphia primarily to pitch a new product.

13 Notable U.S. Health Care Trade Shows
JAN.17.2017 // Trade Show News Network
American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo – July 30-Aug. 3, 2017. This is a show that appreciates marketing innovation from its more than 750 exhibitors and has an international buyers’ program.

Silicon Valley Cash Is Still Chasing Blood Despite Theranos Bust
JAN.6.2017 // Bloomberg Technology
“I’m impressed,” said Patricia Jones, 2016 president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, after reviewing the data. “The game-changing part of this would be being able to do testing and potentially make a diagnosis immediately, instead of having to send out lab tests, wait several days, then call the patient.”

Theranos cuts 41% of workforce as it concentrates on miniLab
JAN.6.2017 // MedCity News
CEO Elizabeth Holmes previewed miniLab in August at a much-panned appearance at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia.

Theranos is laying off 41% of its staff
JAN.6.2017 // Yahoo Finance
Theranos is going through its second round of layoffs.

Theranos is laying off 41% of its staff
JAN.6.2017 // Banking Industry Today
The blood-testing company confirmed it is laying off 41% of its staff, Bloomberg first reported.

Simple blood test can detect genetic diseases early in pregnancy
JAN.4.2017 // New Scientist
Together, single-gene disorders are more common than Down’s syndrome. Now there’s a safe prenatal test that can help prospective parents decide what to do.