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Lab Tests Online is the product of a unique collaboration among professional societies representing the clinical laboratory profession as well as other medical professions. Organized by AACC, each partner in this collaboration shares a commitment to improving healthcare through increased patient education and engagement. The partners support the ongoing development of content on the site by providing a member expert to sit on the site's Editorial Review Board and by promoting the site to their members.

AACC is a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare. Our leadership in education, advocacy and collaboration helps lab professionals adapt to change and do what they do best: provide vital insight and guidance so patients get the care they need.

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) is the oldest and largest non-registry professional society, representing 12,000 non-physician clinical laboratory practitioners. The society's members include clinical laboratory directors, managers, supervisors, hematologists, immunologists, educators, clinical chemists, microbiologists, phlebotomists and other professionals. The mission of ASCLS is support its members in their quest to provide quality services for all consumers. The members ascribe to a code of ethics and are committed to safeguarding the dignity and privacy of patients and providing accurate information to other health care professionals about laboratory services. The Society promotes the highest standards of practice and professional competence through conferences, publications and education programs.

The American Society for Microbiology is the largest single life science society, comprising 42,000 scientists and health professionals. ASM's mission is to advance the microbiological sciences and the profession of microbiology for the common good by disseminating information and stimulating research and education. Microbiologists study microorganisms to understand basic biological and disease processes. Clinical/medical microbiology is essential to the diagnosis, treatment, and control of infectious diseases and the ability of medicine to improve health and quality of life.

CLMA is an international association of nearly 3,000 clinical laboratory professionals. CLMA’s mission is to empower laboratory professionals to achieve excellence in leadership through forward-thinking education, networking, and advocacy opportunities. CLMA's journal, Clinical Leadership & Management Review is a peer-reviewed journal in its 24th year of publication and remains one of the most respected in the industry. Its e-newsletter, Industry Pulse, is a weekly digital compilation of important management and laboratory news direct to your inbox. These publications and other valued member benefits including our eCommunity, Chapters, web-based education, and career center can be accessed through CLMA's website at

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders. The Society?s mission is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology. Founded in 1958, the society has played an active role in the development of hematology as a discipline through bringing together clinicians and scientists and establishing standards for certification.

The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) was established to "Promote Clinical Practice, Basic Research, and Education in Molecular Pathology." AMP's mission is to represent and unify practitioners of Molecular Pathology with emphasis on the following common goals: to increase public awareness of molecular technology and its utility; to provide a forum for communication among members; to develop and maintain liaisons with other organizations and agencies concerned with Molecular Pathology; to work together to ensure quality and competence in the profession; to educate members, and provide guidelines for educating trainees in this discipline; and to identify current and emerging issues in the regulatory or credentialing arenas.

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is a professional association representing 130,000 members working as pathologists, residents, laboratory professionals, and medical and laboratory students. Founded in 1922, ASCP is the world's oldest and largest society representing the entire laboratory team. ASCP's mission is to provide excellence in education, certification, and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists, and laboratory professionals.

The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving nearly 16,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world's largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely recognized as the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high quality and cost-effective patient care.

The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) is the national certifying body and professional society for medical laboratory professionals, with over 14,000 members in Canada and around the world. Members include medical laboratory technologists, medical laboratory assistants, educators and scientists, who work in public and private laboratories. CSMLS supports members by offering continuing education, professional recognition programs and grants and scholarships. CSMLS is an active participant in the health care planning process in Canada, working with federal and provincial governments on issues relating to medical laboratory testing.

The Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC) is a national scientific and professional society representing clinical biochemists across Canada. It provides leadership in the practice of clinical biochemistry and clinical laboratory medicine through service, education and research. The Society establishes standards for diagnostic services and serves as a resource to government, industry, and health care associations, in the interest of the general public.
Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), formerly NCCLS, is committed to promoting quality health care through consensus standards, guidelines, and best practices. CLSI is dedicated to service in the area of health care testing and related health care services, and values this opportunity to support the much-needed effort for consumer education in the area of medical laboratory testing.

AACC's Academy, formerly the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB), is a professional association of doctoral-level scientists who are active in the field of clinical biochemistry. Founded in 1976 as a separately incorporated not-for-profit organization, NACB merged with and became the academy of AACC in 2006. Its mission is to advance clinical practice and research, to promote education and professional development in clinical laboratory medicine, and to serve as the Academy of AACC.

Whether freestanding or hospital-based, physician-office based or a multi-site system, Joint Commission Laboratory accreditation helps laboratories streamline operations and achieve a higher level of integration. Joint Commission accreditation helps labs learn how to improve quality, reduce costs, demonstrate accountability, and increase options for participation in managed care and other contractual arrangements. Joint Commission accreditation is recognized as the Gold Standard for Quality in Health Care.
The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is a national non-profit dedicated to working with its members to strengthen public health laboratories. By promoting effective programs and public policy, APHL strives to provide public health laboratories with the resources and infrastructure needed to protect the health of US residents and to prevent and control disease globally.
Established in 1947, AABB is an international, not-for-profit association dedicated to the advancement of science and the practice of transfusion medicine and related biological therapies. The association is committed to improving health by developing and delivering standards, accreditation and educational programs and services that optimize patient and donor care and safety. AABB membership consists of approximately 1,800 institutions and 8,000 individuals, including physicians, scientists, administrators, medical technologists, nurses, researchers, blood donor recruiters and public relations personnel. Members are located in all 50 states and 80 countries.

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Proficiency Testing Program for Office Laboratories is a simple, flexible, and comprehensive program from a name you can trust. Approved by CMS and COLA, AAFP-PT is designed to assist office laboratories in meeting CLIA, COLA, and state regulatory requirements, to assess performance, and gain accurate patient lab results. Participation in AAFP-PT provides continuing medical education (CME) opportunities for physicians and their laboratory staff.

The 100-year-old Endocrine Society is the largest global membership organization representing professionals from the intriguing field of endocrinology. Medical doctors, scientists, researchers, and educators comprise the majority of the Society's membership. Endocrinologists conduct research on – and treat patients with – a host of conditions and diseases related to the human body's complex system of glands and hormones. Hormonal disruptions cause conditions that affect millions of people, including diabetes, thyroid disorders, obesity, infertility, growth disorders, sleep disorders, and endocrine cancers.

COLA is a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care. It is a physician-directed organization whose purpose is to promote excellence in laboratory medicine and patient care through a program of voluntary education, consultation and accreditation. In 1988, COLA was established by the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American College of Physicians (ACP) as an organization to help keep small physician-office laboratories (POLs) in compliance with the newly created Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA ’88). Today, the organization is the largest private accreditor, serving over 8,000 laboratories of all sizes, nationwide.

IDSA represents over 10,000 infectious diseases physicians and scientists devoted to patient care, disease prevention, public health, education, and research in the area of infectious diseases. Our members care for patients of all ages with serious infections, including meningitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections such as those caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), and Gram-negative bacterial infections such as Acinetobacter baumannii, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and, finally, emerging infectious syndromes such as Ebola virus fever, enterovirus D68 infection, Zika virus disease, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and infections caused by bacteria containing the New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM) enzyme that makes them resistant to a broad range of antibacterial drugs.

The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) advances the various roles of genetic counselors in health care by fostering education, research, and public policy to ensure the availability of quality genetic services. To learn more about genetic counseling or to find a genetic counselor near you, visit the National Society of Genetic Counselors website at or use NSGC's "Find a Genetic Counselor" tool at to locate a genetic counselor in your area.