Brought to you by AACC, laborastories are stories from the laboratory. Every day, laboratory experts make critical decisions about cancer treatment, manage chronic conditions like diabetes, and screen for high cholesterol levels, heart disease and other disorders. Without advanced, high-quality lab medicine, patients might receive the wrong diagnosis, inappropriate treatment, or no treatment at all if the disease isn’t accurately detected and diagnosed. Trusted testing is essential to the high quality of care and quality of life for all patients.
Each week, Lab Tests Online will unveil a new video that highlights a real life story demonstrating the impact of lab medicine. For more stories from the lab, visit AACC.
A Genetic Test Catches a Toxic Treatment
February 13, 2018
After being rushed to the ER on Valentine’s Day, a woman undergoes nine days of laboratory testing to find the cause of her mysterious symptoms. One test might determine if her heart medication is actually harming her instead of helping. Watch and find out.
Learn more: What are Pharmacogenetic Tests?
A Lab Expert's Insight. A Patient's Second Shot at Life.
February 6, 2018
A child gets diagnosed with a rare genetic disease that is typically fatal. However, with a laboratory expert on his medical team, this patient might be able to defy the odds. Watch and find out.
Learn more: What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?
When a Patient Can't Tell the Truth
January 30, 2018
Are the results incorrect, or do they reveal a life-threatening secret that the patient is hiding from her mother? Watch and find out.
Learn more: When do you need a Potassium Test?
A Lab Expert Ends a Patient's Medical Odyssey
January 23, 2018
After a lifetime of unexplained illness, a retired nurse felt like no one could help. Then she discovered that a lab expert held the key to getting better. Watch and find out.
Is It Poor Health—Or Poison?
January 16, 2018
It’s a race against the clock to determine why this infant’s blood sugar levels are crashing. The consequences are life or death; is this a rare genetic disorder or is something more sinister at play? Watch and find out.