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Issue

Thursday, January 17, 2019


In The News


The American Diabetes Association (ADA) in its 2019 standards of medical care for diabetes has revised criteria to support a diagnosis of diabetes when it’s possible to obtain two abnormal tests from a single sample. Given that clinicians may be unfamiliar with this recommendation, “clinical laboratorians can play an important…
Even now 100 years on, the 1918 influenza pandemic stands as one of the most devastating public health events in world history. This global disaster, which led to the deaths of an estimated 50 to 100 million people, is still offering lessons to public health experts, clinicians, and researchers, according…

AACC Alert


Since 2001, AACC’s award-winning health information web resource, Lab Tests Online (LTO), has been educating patients and healthcare providers on the inner workings of laboratory tests. In 2019, LTO will be expanding its content and building on its strengths as a peer-reviewed, global site for patient education.

CLN Connect


Conventional semen analysis doesn’t always flag sperm abnormalities that could lead to decreased fertility. As a result, men who fall within normal ranges set by the World Health Organization may still have significant DNA damage. In the search for improved sperm quality identification techniques, sperm DNA fragmentation (SDA)—which examines the…

Inside AACC


The latest issue of Clinical & Forensic Toxicology News (CFTN) focuses on dissociative drugs of abuse and how these street drugs have accumulated new family members over the last 50 years, many of which are distributed with ease over the internet. Labs should be aware that this group of drugs…

Practice Management


Cholesterol and blood pressure measurements are routine tools in the armamentarium for treating cardiovascular disease, but few internists and cardiologists utilize high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) testing even though it is an important prognostic tool in both primary and secondary cardiac risk prevention, according to an international team of experts led…

World View


Chronic kidney disease (CKD) burden in the United States is surpassing other types of noninfectious diseases, pointing to a need to address metabolic and dietary factors such as diabetes that are leading to higher CKD-related deaths, particularly in younger people, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.