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Practice Guidelines

AACC publishes Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines (LMPGs) under the auspices of AACC Academy (formerly the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry) in collaboration with leading clinical societies whenever possible and conforming to Institute of Medicine Standards.

The most recent guideline, Using Clinical Laboratory Tests to Monitor Drug Therapy in Pain Management Patients, was published in 2017.

These guidelines recommend best practices in laboratory medicine and are informed by a systematic review of evidence and the consensus of content experts with the goal of optimizing patient care. After several reviews and public presentations, LMPGs are published online and available free of charge. Guidelines are reviewed by the Academy Council every four years and are updated or archived as deemed appropriate.

Contact Loretta Doan with comments and for copyright and translation information.

To learn more about the process for writing LMPGs, view the Standard Operating Procedures.