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To learn more about laboratory medicine in general and gain a greater understanding of how laboratory testing can impact your healthcare, read the following in-depth articles. These patient resources are intended to help you navigate the testing process, provide context for the tests that you may have done and give you a better understanding of your test results.

AACC provides peer-reviewed patient education materials including flyers and infographics to help guide patients on general and popular lab medicine topics. Featured Patient Tool October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month . What is Breast Cancer? This...
When you have lab testing done, you should feel comfortable in finding out why the test needs to be done, how it will be done, and what your doctor expects to learn from it. Read this article to learn how to get the conversation started.
Summer is here again. That means more outside activities, fun in the sun, and vacation travel. Read relevant content on Lab Tests Online and stay on top of your health this summer.
Women lead very busy lives fulfilling roles professionally as well as personally, and it can sometimes be difficult to pay attention to one’s health. In addition to health issues that affect men and women equally, there are some conditions unique to...
September's Healthy Aging Month is 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. Screening tests include self-checks, clinical exams,...
Antibiotic resistance in bacteria, a serious global public health threat, occurs when bacteria are able to survive and grow in the presence of one or more antibiotics, and can continue to cause infection. Learn how antibiotic resistance can affect you and what can be done to slow its spread.
Did You Know? Excess biotin in the blood from supplements can cause some, but not all, lab test results to be either falsely increased or falsely decreased, causing healthcare practitioners to misdiagnose and mistreat their patients. Find out what...
Men's Health Month is a reminder for men to take charge of their health by developing healthy habits and getting regular screening tests for common health problems. Screening tests include self-checks, clinical exams, non-laboratory tests (such as...
Find out what happens to your throat swab as you follow the steps of a throat culture in a laboratory.
Ever wonder what happens to your blood sample once it's been collected? Find out as you follow a blood sample through the laboratory.