PROFESSIONAL CO-OP, an original model for laboratory testing, launched in 2001 to support clinicians in all walks of medicine. PCS provides appropriately licensed clinicians with access to major lab services for a fraction of the typical costs with service that exceeds expectations. PCS does not solicit or enable unlicensed/unqualified people to sell diagnostic testing.

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.

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.

AAFP-Proficiency Testing (AAFP-PT) is a full-service proficiency testing program designed to assist physician office laboratories (POLs), clinics, and small hospitals maintain laboratory excellence and regulatory compliance.

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 American Society of Hematology (ASH) is the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders.

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.

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.

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 mainta

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.

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.

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.

Founded in 1976, the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) is an international association of over 1,600 clinical laboratory professionals. CLMA provides tools, resources, and advocacy for the clinical laboratory industry, supporting laboratory professionals as they take on leadership roles in their laboratories.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The ASCP Patient Champions program raises awareness about the vital role the medical laboratory team plays in patient care by highlighting real-life stories of our Patient Champions.

Cancer.Net is the patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Cancer.Net provides timely, oncologist-approved information to help patients and families make informed health care decisions.

The Hormone Health Network is the nation's endocrine patient education resource. We are committed to helping patients have more informed discussions with their health care providers about hormone health, disease, and treatment.

LOINC was initiated in 1994 by Regenstrief investigator, Clem McDonald. Regenstrief organized the LOINC committee to develop a common terminology for laboratory and clinical observations because there was a growing trend to send clinical data electronically from laboratories and other data producers to hospitals, physician’s offices, and payers who use the data for clinical care and management purposes.

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The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) is a non-profit support and information organization for individuals with Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM.) IWMF publishes a quarterly magazine with information about symptoms and treatments, stories of interest, articles about living with the disease and patient education.

Soft Bones, Inc., The US Hypophosphatasia Foundation
Soft Bones is a 501(c)3 non-profit, US-based patient advocacy group dedicated to hypophosphatasia.

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation's largest lymphoma-focused health organization devoted to improving care through education and support services and improving outcomes through investment in the most promising lymphoma research. Our mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve all those impacted by this blood cancer.

AARDA is the only national nonprofit focused on advocacy, education, public awareness, research, and patient information for the 100+ conditions in the autoimmune disease category. Learn more at

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NORD is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them. NORD, along with its more than 300 patient organization members, is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and patient services.

Patient Power LLC ( and is a patient education organization dedicated to connecting patients and care partners to the knowledge of a community of cancer experts to empower them to live well with cancer.

Patients Rising is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and education to people with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. We work with patients to advocate for access to the treatments, innovations and care they need. Programming includes: The Daily Rise; Voices of Value: Speak Up events and video, Patients Rising University publications and workshops.

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is a leading resource on cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. This specialty organization represents medical, allied health, and science professionals from more than 70 countries who specialize in cardiac rhythm disorders.  Visit Patient Resources. is an online Arabic medical encyclopedia with the most comprehensive and interactive medical resource available online in Arabic language.

MedTech Europe is the European trade association representing the medical technology industries, from diagnosis to cure. MedTech Europe's mission is to make innovative medical technology available to more people, while helping healthcare systems move towards a sustainable path.

The Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (ACB) was founded in 1953, and is one of the oldest such Associations in the world. Based in the United Kingdom, it is a professional body dedicated to the practice and promotion of clinical science.

The Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists is the major professional society for practicing clinical biochemists in Australia and New Zealand and is a full member of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) and Asian and Pacific Federation of Clinical Biochemistry (APFCB). Membership of the Association provides both professional and individual benefits.

The Spanish Society of Laboratory Medicine was founded in 1976 as the Sociedad Española de Química Clínica (SEQC), or the Spanish Society of Clinical Chemistry.

The predecessor of the Hungarian Society of Laboratory Medicine (MLDT) was founded as a joint scientific organization of clinical chemists and pathologists in 1946. MLDT focuses its activity mainly on professional and scientific matters in laboratory medicine and promotes the educational, practical and scientific development of its members.

The Italian Society of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology (SIBioC) is the largest Italian laboratory society, with approximately 3500 members. It was founded in 1968 and accepts applications by laboratory physicians, laboratory scientists and medical technologists.

The Greek Society of Clinical Chemistry-Clinical Biochemistry (GSCC-CB) was founded in 1989 and associates more than five hundred, laboratory scientists and medical doctors, working in the field of clinical chemistry-clinical biochemistry in clinical laboratories in Greece.

The Czech Society of Clinical Biochemistry (Česká společnost klinické biochemie, CSKB) was founded in 1958 and associates more than thousand medical doctors, scientists and laboratory technicians, working in the field of clinical biochemistry in clinical laboratories in the Czech Republic.

The Chinese Society of Laboratory Medicine (CSLM) is the largest professional society for practicing laboratory medicine in China, with 73 committee members and hundreds of thousand of ordinary members. It was founded on Sep. 7, 1979 in Jilin province.

The mission of Sociedade Brasileira de Patologia Clínica/Medicina Laboratorial (SBPC/ML) is to be a Medical Society of Specialty that brings together individuals and organizations engaged in scientific and professional areas of Laboratory Medicine, with the aim of continuous improvement of this activity in health care.

The Association of Clinical Biochemistry Specialists (KBUD) was established in Istanbul, Turkey in 1999 in order to encourage the development of Clinical Biochemistry and to protect rights and benefits of its members.

The Korean Society for Laboratory Medicine (KSLM) was founded in 1980 and is the official community for professional clinical pathologists to cope with the trend of specialization, to meet the needs of clinicians, to contribute to advancement and to develop well-organized train programs in the fields of laboratory medicine.

LABAC is an association of more than 300 private and hospital medical biology laboratories. Its objective is to promote good practices in medical biology and to be attentive to international scientific publications. It is a pivotal interlocutor of all partners in medical biology in France (labs, Cofrac, institutions and government).