Health & Science Policy

Spotlight on EBOLA

Prepare Your Lab for Testing Patients With Ebola

U.S. healthcare organizations are working to have appropriate procedures and systems in place to handle suspected or confirmed cases of this highly infectious disease. To support the clinical laboratory community in this effort, AACC has developed a special Ebola resources webpage. 

Discuss Your Questions About Ebola Testing With Colleagues

AACC has created an Ebola-specific listserv for AACC members to collaborate with each other about their strategies for and practical experiences dealing with suspected or actual Ebola-related laboratory testing.

Momentum on Policy Initiatives

Harmonization

A major legislative priority for AACC moved forward at the end of 2014, when report language that would encourage federal agencies to work with the private sector toward harmonizing clinical laboratory results was included in the FY 2015 omnibus appropriations bill, officially known as the Continuing Resolution and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, which President Obama signed on December 16.

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