Site News Archive


Site News Archive

Lab Tests Online Hosts Its 150 Millionth Visitor, Continues to Expand Global Presence

July 30, 2013

Lab Tests Online, the world’s leading website for patient health literacy on laboratory testing, is pleased to announce that it has reached a major milestone—serving its 150 millionth visitor.

Lab Tests Online-UK App Launched

June 17, 2013

AACC and its UK partner, the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine, launched a free mobile app version of the Lab Tests Online-UK website.

Executive Editor Receives AACC Service Award

February 15, 2013

D. Robert Dufour, MD, has received AACC's award for Outstanding Contributions through Service to the Profession of Clinical Chemistry

Lab Tests Online Launches in Romania

November 1, 2012

AACC and EDMA welcome Lab Tests Online-RO, the Romanian version of the award-winning website, to the global network of Lab Tests Online sites.

Nurses Cite Lab Tests Online in Top 100

October 18, 2012

Lab Tests Online, a project of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, has been named one of the “100 Best Nursing Websites” by NursingbyNurses.com.

Lab Tests Online Honored with 2012 Communicator Award

July 10, 2012

Lab Tests Online was recently recognized with an Award of Distinction in the 18th Annual Communicator Awards.

South Korea Joins Global Lab Tests Online Network

July 3, 2012

Lab Tests Online-KR, the South Korean version of the award-winning patient education website, launched today in Seoul.

New Version of Lab Tests Online-Mobile Available Now

December 15, 2011

Six months after the successful launch of its mobile version of the award-winning website, Lab Tests Online, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry has launched version 2 of the app for Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) as well as Android phones and tablets, including the Kindle Fire.

Editors Recognized

October 1, 2011

The founding and long-time editors of Lab Tests Online were recognized for their commitment to patient education at the AACC Annual Meeting this summer.

Celebrating 10 Years: Commemorative Book

September 28, 2011

To celebrate Lab Tests Online's 10 years of educating patients about laboratory testing and the value of laboratory medicine, AACC published a commemorative booklet highlighting the many achievements of Lab Tests Online. The booklet is now available for download.

Valuing Laboratory Medicine

August 29, 2011

Comments by Dr. Graham Beastall, IFCC President, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Lab Tests Online's launch eloquently captured the value of laboratory medicine, and the role of Lab Tests Online in communicating it.

Lab Tests Online-Mobile

July 24, 2011

Lab Tests Online is now available as a mobile app for Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iTouch, and Google's Android phones and tablets.

Lab Tests Online Featured on Doctor Radio

July 1, 2011

D. Robert Dufour, MD, executive editor of Lab Tests Online, was the guest on the SiriusXM Radio channel, Doctor Radio, for a half-hour segment that spotlighted Lab Tests Online.

SkyRadio Interview

July 1, 2011

Flying Delta Airlines this month? In recognition of Lab Tests Online's 10th anniversary, Sky Radio interviewed George Linzer, executive producer for Lab Tests Online. The interview will air on Sky Radio's Business and Technology News program on DeltaAirlines in July and August.

Turkish Version of Lab Tests Online® Launched

March 23, 2011

AACC is pleased to announce the launch of Lab Tests Online-TR, the Turkish version of Lab Tests Online.

Antiphospholipid Syndrome Added to the Site

March 22, 2011

A new article covering the condition Antiphospholipid Syndrome was recently added to Lab Tests Online.

Lab Tests Online Launched in Portugal

January 10, 2011

Lab Tests Online-PT launches in Portugal, bringing the award-winning site to the Portuguese in their native language.

BCR-ABL, Sepsis Added

January 5, 2011

Recently added to Lab Tests Online: descriptions of BCR-ABL testing, and the condition, Sepsis.

New, Updated Arthritis Articles

December 1, 2010

Lab Tests Online editors added descriptions of two forms of arthritis and updated six arthritis-related articles already on the site.

Three New Test Descriptions Added to Lab Tests Online

November 13, 2010

Descriptions of toxoplasmosis test, amniotic fluid analysis (or amniocentesis), and serum free light chains were recently added to Lab Tests Online. 

Healthcare Reminders, Podcasts Added

November 5, 2010

Lab Tests Online has added links to podcasts on various lab testing topics from Clinical Chemistry and healthcare reminder services developed by CAP.

First Lab Tests Online Site Launches in South America

September 30, 2010

AACC joined with the Brazilian Society of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (SBPC/ML) to announce the launch of Lab Tests Online-BR this month in Rio de Janeiro.

Lab Tests Online-AU Gets New Look

March 16, 2010

Lab Tests Online-AU’s recent relaunch makes it the fourth site to wear the new look and feel of AACC’s award-winning patient education resource.

Lab Site Explains How New Tests Get to Market

March 5, 2010

Lab Tests Online recently posted a series of articles that explain how laboratory tests are developed, validated, and marketed for use by patients and their healthcare providers.

AACC Expands Global Patient Education Network

November 6, 2009

AACC recently launched newly translated versions of its award-winning website, Lab Tests Online, providing people in China and France with access to free, non-commercial, peer-reviewed information on laboratory testing in their native language.

Images from Lab Tests Online-CN Launch

November 6, 2009

On November 6, 2009, the Chinese Society of Laboratory Medicine (CSLM) announced the launch of Lab Tests Online-China. The 20-minute launch event occurred immediately following CSLM's 30th anniversary retrospective on the second morning of its national congress in Beijing. The launch event began with the video presentation provided below, and was followed by speeches from CSLM President Hong Shang, AACC President Barbara Goldsmith, and Lab Tests Online Executive Producer George Linzer. Leadership for the Lab Tests Online-CN project is provided by the Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians of CSLM.

Lab Tests Online-China to Launch in November

July 22, 2009

During its 61st annual meeting, AACC announced an agreement with the Chinese Society of Laboratory Medicine for the development of a Chinese version of Lab Tests Online.

First Executive Editor Named to Lab Tests Online

July 20, 2009

In response to the growing number of Lab Tests Online websites around the world, AACC has named Lab Tests Online editor D. Robert Dufour, MD, to the newly created position of Executive Editor for the global network.  

Czech and Greek Launches bring Lab Tests Online Sites to 10

October 29, 2008

AACC announced the launch of two new translated versions of its popular patient education website, Lab Tests Online. The site’s award-winning content is now available in eight languages, including Greek and Czech, the two newest versions.

Lab Tests Online Wins Communicator Award of Distinction

June 19, 2008

Lab Tests Online was among this year’s recipients of the 2008 Communicators Awards, the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence for communications professionals.

Global Collaboration Expands with Lab Tests Online-Portugal Agreement

June 17, 2008

The Portuguese Society of Clinical Chemistry (SPQC) has agreed to develop a Portuguese version of Lab Tests Online, expanding the number of Lab Tests Online sites to eleven.

Lab Tests Online Gains Support of AAB, AAFP-PT

March 4, 2008

Two more laboratory organizations have agreed to collaborate on the development of Lab Tests Online.

European Community Embraces Lab Tests Online

February 12, 2008

Representatives from the European Commission voiced their support for Lab Tests Online at a ceremony to formally acknowledge the six European versions of the site.

Lab Tests Online Wins Aesculapius Award

December 7, 2007

The Health Improvement Institute (HII) announced that Lab Tests Online had won its Award of Excellence for health-related websites.

First Round of Lab Tests Online Globalization Complete: Translated Versions Launched in Hungary, Italy

October 10, 2007

Two new versions of Lab Tests Online launched in the last two weeks, marking a successful end to a year of global expansion for the award-winning patient education site.

Lab Tests Online Launched in Australia

August 21, 2007

Lab Tests Online-Australia was launched earlier this month by the sites producer, the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (AACB), and the federal health minister, Tony Abbott.

Lab Tests Online-PL Launched at Warsaw Health Conference

May 21, 2007

Lab Tests Online-PL launched in Poland, becoming the third translation of the award-winning site to launch in the last three months.

Spanish Language Version of Lab Tests Online Launched

March 29, 2007

The Spanish Society of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Pathology (SEQC) has launched Lab Tests Online-ES, a Spanish language version of Lab Tests Online.

Lab Tests Online Rated Best Healthcare Website

January 29, 2007

Dorland Healthcare Information has designated Lab Tests Online as one of the best healthcare websites, and is including the site in its just-launched Dorlands Healthcare Website Guide.

Lab Tests Online Wins Weekly Link Award

December 21, 2006

Lab Tests Online was the Weekly Link Award winner for the week of December 10-16.

New Milestones for Lab Tests Online

October 16, 2006

Lab Tests Online this month hosted its 25 millionth visitor since launching in 2001, and its younger sibling, Lab Tests Online-UK, just crossed the 2 million mark. Both are significant milestones that were reached in large part due to support by members.

Lab Tests Online-AU Gets Funding

September 14, 2006

After almost two years of planning and anticipation, the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists received notice it had been awarded a government grant to launch a localized version of Lab Tests Online.

1 Million Visit Lab Tests Online in March

April 4, 2006

Lab Tests Online reached a major milestone when it hosted its one millionth March visitor on the last day of the month.

Lab Tests Online Wins Dx Award; <br />Polish Site Set for Development

March 21, 2006

The Diagnostic Marketing Association has recognized Lab Tests Online, and EDMA, AACCs European partner, has agreed to support a Polish version of the site.

Lab Tests Online-UK Records Its One Millionth Visitor

February 13, 2006

Lab Tests Online-UK, the first international spin-off of the popular Lab Tests Online web site, recorded its one millionth visitor since the site launched in June 2004.

Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy Association Latest to Join Lab Tests Online

December 21, 2005

AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks) is the newest partner to join the professional collaboration behind Lab Tests Online.

Public Health Labs Join Lab Tests Online

October 13, 2005

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is the latest medical laboratory organization to join Lab Tests Online.

Web Marketers Honor Lab Tests Online

September 13, 2005

Lab Tests Online has been awarded the 2005 Outstanding Web Site award by the Web Marketing Association (WMA).

Lab Tests Online Wins Web Health Award

August 29, 2005

Lab Tests Online has been recognized with a Silver Award for Patient Education in the 2005 Spring/Summer WWW Health Awards Program.

JCAHO Joins Lab Community Supporting Lab Tests Online

June 6, 2005

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announced recently that the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has joined Lab Tests Online, AACCs award-winning patient education web site. 

AACC and The Endocrine Society Partner to Promote Patient Education

March 17, 2005

The Endocrine Society has endorsed Lab Tests Online and will encourage its members to help spread the word about AACCs award-winning patient education web site.

New Milestone, Recognition for Lab Tests Online

February 11, 2005

One year after hosting its 5 millionth visitor, Lab Tests Online has hosted its 10 millionth.

Celebrate 500

January 27, 2005

A new ad published online and in member publications celebrates Lab Tests Online's most significant achievements in 2004 and acknowledges the support of the site's sponsors and partners.

Lab Tests Online Helps Decode Medical Lingo

November 10, 2004

The November issue of Consumer Reports on Health referenced Lab Tests Online as one of several web sites that help decode medical lingo. 

400,000+ Visit Lab Tests Online in August

September 9, 2004

For the first time, Lab Tests Online hosted more than 400,000 visitors in a single month.

Lab Tests Online Launched in the UK

June 16, 2004

AACC has launched a second version of Lab Tests Online and the first international edition of the site in the United Kingdom.

Lab Tests Online Passes 5 Million Mark

March 18, 2004

Lab Tests Online hosted its 5-millionth visitor last month as the site experienced a surge in traffic.

<i>Prevention</i> Magazine Recommends Lab Tests Online

February 12, 2004

In its March 2004 issue, Prevention magazine lists Lab Tests Online under the title Smartest health sites on the Web.

Partners and Sponsors Recognized

December 10, 2003

2003 has been a year of significant achievement and recognition for the site, and we are pleased to give credit where it is due.

Lab Tests Online Wins Gold

November 12, 2003

Lab Tests Online has won a Gold Award for Best Health/Healthcare Content in the fourth annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards.

ASAE Honors Lab Tests Online at Award Dinner

October 16, 2003

The American Society of Association Executives held its annual Summit Awards Dinner on September 30 to honor the six 2003 Summit Award Winners, including Lab Tests Online.

Lab Tests Online Recognized with ASAE Summit Award

August 14, 2003

Lab Tests Online has been selected by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) as one of six projects to be recognized with its 2003 Summit Award. The Award is ASAEs highest honor for associations that implement innovative projects to enhance American society at the local, state, or national level.

Lab Tests Online a Reliable Source for DAT Users

May 19, 2003

In the May 19 edition of US News & World Report, readers are referred to Lab Tests Online as "one useful resource" in an article discussing direct access testing.

Lab Tests Online Wins 2003 Associations Advance America Award of Excellence

April 10, 2003

Lab Tests Online has won the Award of Excellence in the 2003 Associations Advance America Awards program, a national competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

Lab Tests Online Cited in the Wall Street Journal

March 13, 2003

Lab Tests Online continues to garner more attention in national publications. In a Wall Street Journal column called "The Informed Patient", the website was praised as a valuable resource for lab test information.

CSCC Joins Lab Tests Online in Fast Start to the New Year

January 31, 2003

Lab Tests Online started the new year with a bang, welcoming the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists as the sites newest partner and at the same time hosting its 2 millionth user and introducing three new sponsors.

Lab Tests Online Top-Ranked on Google<a name="top"></a>

October 18, 2002

Lab Tests Online is the top-ranked site on Google for lab testing information, and ranks second in the Google Directory listing for Patient Education.

Lab Tests Online Ad to Run in Member Publications

September 6, 2002

AACC, CLMA, ASCLS, and ASCP have agreed to run an ad promoting Lab Tests Online in their respective publications: Clinical Chemistry Journal, Clinical Leadership & Management Review, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Laboratory Medicine.

CAP, ASCP, AMP, NCCLS Join in Support of Lab Tests Online

August 27, 2002

CAP is the most recent organization to become a Collaborating Partner, joining other newcomers ASCP, AMP, and NCCLS as support from the lab community for Lab Tests Online has mushroomed.

Traffic Numbers Restated -- Over 1 Million Visitors

August 27, 2002

Under a new analysis, traffic numbers are roughly 1/3 higher than previously thought, meaning that the site hosted more than one million visitors in its first year.

Lab Tests Online Wins Award

July 14, 2002

Lab Tests Online has been recognized with an Apex Award of Excellence for Web Site Content and Writing.

Traffic Soars As Support Grows

May 31, 2002

Average monthly traffic to Lab Tests Online rose 65% in the first five months of the year, from an average of 42,000 in 2001 to 70,000.

NBC News 41 Spotlights Lab Tests Online

May 1, 2002

Lab Tests Online was the subject of a three-and-a-half minute feature story on Kansas City's KSHB-TV, an NBC affiliate station.