Editor's Pick

Top picks of interest that have been shared over the past year

LTO on the Move
LTO China Celebrates 10 Years

This year marks ten years since the Chinese Society of Laboratory Medicine (CSLM) launched LTO-China as an educational web resource on lab tests vital to healthcare in China. Pictured below is AACC Past President Dennis Dietzen with Dr. Chengbin Wang, president of CSLM, celebrating LTO-China's 10-year anniversary.

 

Learn more about LTO-China.

 

 

LTO China Anniversary Photo 10 years

 

LTO Showcases Its Benefits at Clinical Pathology Patient Symposium

ASCP Patient Champions and the National Kidney Foundation co-hosted the second annual Patient Symposium to help patients understand laboratory testing for chronic kidney disease, kidney cancer, diabetes, and other kidney-related diseases. Health providers, pathologists, and patients shared knowledge of resources available. Dr. Christine Snozek, Lab Tests Online Executive Editor, provided attendees with an overview of how the LTO site helps patients better understand their tests and navigate the testing process.

 

ASCP LTO EDITOR Presentation
Media Pick
September - Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month and serves as a reminder that it is never too late to take charge of your health by developing healthy habits and getting regular screening tests for common health problems.

Getting routine tests performed even though you have no symptoms can help detect problems early and help you benefit from easier and more effective treatment. Learn more

                                                          

Peer-reviewed Articles
Lyme Disease Tests

Lyme disease is an infection caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia mayonii. Lyme disease tests measure Borrelia antibodies in the blood, or in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) if there are signs and symptoms of central nervous system disease.

Lyme disease infection causes symptoms that may include a characteristic erythema migrans (EM) or "bulls-eye" rash that spreads from the site of the bite, fever, chills, headache, and fatigue. If left untreated, Lyme disease may progress to cause intermittent joint pain and swelling, meningitis, facial paralysis (Bell's palsy), weakness and numbness in the arms and legs, memory problems, and may rarely affect the heart or eyes. For more on Lyme disease, read the condition article: Lyme Disease.

Image credit: CDC, James Gathany. Image of a Lyme rash.

Lyme rash
Pancreatic Diseases

Learn about common diseases of the pancreas, including pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic insufficiency.

Image credit: National Cancer Institute, Don Bliss. Location of the pancreas.

location of pancreas
People's Picks - Top Ranked Articles

Here are the Top Read Lab Tests Online articles:Top 5 2018

1. Test - Urinalysis

2. Condition - Autoimmune Disease

3. Glossary - Polycythemia

4. Feature - Reference Ranges and What They Mean

5. News - FDA Warns Biotin May Affect Some Blood Work