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


January 31, 2003

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 adding three new sponsors.

With the addition of CSCC, the number of professional societies collaborating on content development for Lab Tests Online is now at an even dozen. CSCC is the second Canadian society to participate. The organization will be represented on the sites Editorial Review Board by Patrick St. Louis, PhD, a biochemist and Director of Point-of-Care Testing at Sainte-Justine Hospital in Montreal.

A New Milestone
In mid-January, Lab Tests Online hosted its 2 millionth user. After requiring a full year to reach the 1 million mark, the site hosted its next million in just six months as monthly usage continues to grow. January traffic reached a new monthly high of 197,000 visitors, exceeding the previous high by almost 20%.

And New Supporters
With its 2003 Sponsorship Campaign underway and in full swing, Lab Tests Online is pleased that three new sponsors have joined in support of the site's continued growth and development. The new sponsors include Bio-Rad Laboratories, Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group, and Sunrise Medical Laboratories.

Returning sponsors to date include Bayer Diagnostics, Beckman Coulter, Dade Behring, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Roche Diagnostics, MDS Diagnostics, Diagnostic Products Corporation, CanAg Diagnostics, International Technidyne Corporation, Nanogen, and Sysmex.

On behalf of the 12 partners and our users, we would like to thank all of our new and returning sponsors for their commitment to patient education and the laboratory profession.