Lab Tests Online is the product of a unique collaboration among professional societies representing the clinical laboratory profession. Organized by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (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. We really mean it when we say that Lab Tests Online is "a public resource on clinical lab testing from the professionals who do the testing."
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is the principal association of professional laboratory scientists, including MDs and PhDs. Our members develop and perform tests conducted in hospital laboratories, clinics, medical centers and other health care settings. The AACC provides national and worldwide leadership in advancing the practice and profession of clinical laboratory medicine and its role in improving health care. AACC's mission includes educating the public about the value of laboratory testing with the overall goal of improving the public's health.
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 www.clma.org.
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 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 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.