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.

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.

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. AAFP-PT provides an easy to maintain program with only three shipments per year, technical support by experienced laboratorians, electronic reporting, P.A.C.E continuing education credits, and discounts available to three or more lab locations. Rely on AAFP-Proficiency Testing to help you assure the accuracy of lab results, a critical component of quality patient care. AAFP-PT is the right choice for proficiency testing.

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 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 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.

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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.

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 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. 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.

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. CLMA educates and advocates on behalf of members and plays a leadership role in enhancing the image and increasing the visibility of the laboratory management profession.

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. 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.

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.

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 baumanniiKlebsiella 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.


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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 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.

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. By sharing their stories, Patient Champions empower other patients, caregivers, and advocates to ask the right questions and understand their diagnoses, management choices and treatment options.

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. All of our educational resources are based on the clinical and scientific expertise of The Endocrine Society, the world's largest organization of endocrinologists, representing more than 18,000 physicians and scientists.

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.

Known as the international standard for identifying health measurements, observations, and documents, reference labs, healthcare organizations, U.S. federal agencies, insurance companies, software vendors, in vitro diagnostic testing companies, and more than 80,900 registered users from 175 countries use LOINC to move data seamlessly between systems.

ACT for Better Diagnosis:  EVERY 9 MINUTES…someone in a U.S. hospital dies due to a medical diagnosis that was inaccurate or delayed. ACT for Better Diagnosis is an initiative of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) and supported by the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation and The Mont Fund.The goal is to improve the diagnostic process by identifying and spreading practical steps that everyone throughout the healthcare system can take—from patients and physicians to laboratory scientists and health system leaders. By working together, the Accuracy, Communication, and Timeliness of diagnosis can be improved.

What ACTion are you taking?

In 2017, clinical laboratories in the U.S. conducted 13.8 billion tests. Clinical laboratory tests play a critical role in diagnosing, monitoring, and treating a broad range of conditions including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and infectious diseases.  If you are a patient, use Lab Tests Online to gain a better understanding of your tests and results; and help you guide a discussion with your healthcare provider. If you are a healthcare professional, this site can serve as a quick resource for keeping up with advances in laboratory medicine.

Learn about more resources through the Act for a Better Diagnosis initiative and visit the SIDM resources page for information that will assist members of the clinical team, medical educators, researchers, and patients.

Latest News

One in 10 Patients with a 'Big Three' Disease Misdiagnosed

Study: Patients with major vascular events, infections, or cancers most likely to receive inaccurate or delayed diagnoses resulting in serious harm.

(May 14, 2020) One in 10 people (9.6%) with symptoms caused by a major vascular event, infection, or cancer will be misdiagnosed, according to a study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and CRICO Strategies.

Published today in the academic peer-reviewed journal Diagnosis, the study provides estimates of diagnostic error and serious misdiagnosis-related harm rates for each of the five most frequently misdiagnosed major vascular events, infections, and cancers, together referred to by authors as the "Big Three." Learn more

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About The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) catalyzes and leads change to improve diagnosis and eliminate harm from diagnostic error.  The organization works in partnership with patients, their families, the healthcare community, and every interested stakeholder. SIDM is the only organization focused solely on the problem of diagnostic error and improving the accuracy and timeliness of diagnosis. In 2015, SIDM established the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis.

The Coalition to Improve Diagnosis, formed and led by the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, increases awareness and actions that improve diagnosis. Members of the Coalition represent hundreds of thousands of

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. Comprised of more than 10,000 members, the organization offers a telephone and email service, a network of support groups around the world, and an online discussion forum. IWMF holds an annual Educational Forum for patients and supports a robust research program to fund projects aimed to better understand the disease.




IWMF's Stories of Hope

Patients and others who visit IWMF's website often mention that their favorite feature includes communications that highlight the stories of the lives of people who are affected by cancer and WM, Stories of Hope. Here are links to the most recent:

Upcoming & Past Events


 IWMF's Six Invaluable Services:

  • Information from our website and our publications written in a patient-friendly way to promote understanding of our rare disease
  • Education at our annual Educational Forum to help patients and caregivers learn about our disease from WM researchers and clinicians
  • On-going updates about WM and the IWMF sent through our quarterly Torch newsletter and our NEWS releases
  • Peer support from others who’ve been where you are
  • Information for medical professionals who may have limited experience with our rare disease
  • Research directed to better treatments while we search for a cure

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

Soft Bones powers the HPP community by raising awareness of this rare, metabolic disease, providing hope by advocating for and funding research, and connecting patients with each other and with the medical community to advance the understanding of HPP. We provide medical information as well as a support system for patients and families living with HPP.

***October 30, 2020 is World Hypophosphatasia Day***

Learn more about HPP and some ways that you can get involved with World HPP Day:

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.

Read LRF's Understanding COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus: What Lymphoma Patients Need to Know

Go To LRF's COVID-19 Learning Center



Update on Lymphoma from the 2020 American Society of Hematology Meeting Webinar - January 12, 2021

Ask the Doctor About Lymphoma Series:

Ask the Doctor featuring Dr. R. Gregory Bociek and the University of Nebraska Medical Center – January 19, 2021
Ask the Doctor featuring Dr. Ryan Lynch and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance – January 28, 2021
Ask the Doctor featuring Dr. Raphael Steiner and MD Anderson – February 3, 2021
Ask the Doctor featuring Dr. Sakshi Jasra and the University of Vermont - February 24, 2021

Virtual 2020 North American Educational Forum on Lymphoma
Educational Forum - October 23-25 – Program is available online for free to patients through mid-January 2021.

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

About Autoimmune Diseases

There are more than 100 known autoimmune diseases, including psoriasis, Graves’ disease, Sjogren’s syndrome, type 1 diabetes, relapsing polychondritis, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and lupus.  The underlying cause of all of these diseases is autoimmunity which disproportionately affects women. Of the 50 million Americans living and coping with ADs, more than 75 percent are women. Given the genetic component, autoimmune diseases can run in families. AD is one of the top 10 leading causes of death of women under the age of 65 and is responsible for more than $100 billion in direct health care costs annually. 

One of the functions of the immune system is to protect the body by responding to invading microorganisms, such as viruses or bacteria, by producing antibodies or sensitized lymphocytes (types of white blood cells). Under normal conditions, an immune response cannot be triggered against the cells of one's own body. In some cases, however, immune cells make a mistake and attack the very cells that they are meant to protect. This can lead to a variety of autoimmune diseases. They encompass a broad category of related diseases in which the person's immune system attacks his or her own tissue. Visit AARDA to learn more.

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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.

NORD COVID-19 Resources

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. From cutting-edge research and treatment news to coping with cancer in everyday life, the community-based health communities cover the topics most important to patients. Through video interviews, in-person events and online features, Patient Power provides patients with the tools and resources needed to better manage their cancer and live with hope. Patient Power is on the forefront of developing research and brings treatment news as it happens through interviews with the top researchers at medical conferences. Also, patients and family members share their stories, insights and inspirational tips for coping 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. This is how they educate, advocate and communicate the importance of access to essential treatments and diagnostics. 

Patients Rising University LogoPatients Rising University (PRU) is a free online educational program developed to help patients and caregivers build self-advocacy skills, learn about their conditions, navigate healthcare coverage, and ultimately get access to the best care and treatment possible. PRU will be producing several webinars a year on themes like: Managing your Chronic Illness, Controlling the Costs of Care, Participation in Clinical Trials, Understanding Biosimilars, and more.


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. It provides credible information, supportive communities, and in-depth reference material about health subjects that matter to all Arab people who search for a certified free source for original and timely health information as well as material from well-known content providers.

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. It started as an alliance in October 2012 formed by two organisations - EDMA, representing the European in vitro diagnostic industry; and Eucomed, representing the European medical devices industry.

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 Association has medical and non-medical members in all major UK healthcare laboratories, in many university departments and in several commercial companies. The links with its Corporate Members leads to a fruitful relationship with the clinical diagnostics industry. ACB liaises with and is consulted by many national and international organizations on issues relating to clinical biochemistry, and is the publisher of Lab Tests Online-UK.

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 AACB welcomes graduates in science and medicine together with technicians, students and others with an interest in clinical biochemistry. AACB launched Lab Tests Online-AU in 2007.

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. Its principal mission is to bring together all scientists who are interested in the field of Clinical Biochemistry, to promote the dissemination of scientific and technical publications, to organize both national and international meetings and educational programs, and to cooperate with other scientific societies.  With support from EDMA and FENIN, SEQC launched Lab Tests Online-ES in 2007.

The Polish Society of Laboratory Diagnostics (PTDL) was founded in 1964 with its headquarters in Warsaw, Poland. Its mission is to disseminate new achievements and new technologies in laboratory medicine; to provide members and the healthcare community with education relevant to laboratory medicine, directed at management and clinical issues on such topics as quality management, utilization and cost-effectiveness of laboratory measurements; and finally, to contribute in organization, planning and delivery of healthcare in Poland. There are about 3,500 members in the Society. Polish Society of Laboratory Diagnostics is a full member of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine and the European Communities Confederation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. With support from EDMA and IPPDL, PTDL launched Lab Tests Online-PL in 2007.

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. It is also active in advising and influencing healthcare policy decisions, professional and healthcare regulations and laws which impact on the work of medical laboratories and education of laboratory specialists. The Hungarian Society has about 500 members and 15 corporate members. With support from EDMA and HIVDA, MLDT launched Lab Tests Online-HU in 2007.

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 Society is leaded by a president and by a board that includes the heads of the following  divisions: scientific, international, regional sections, and education and communication.  Every year, the Society organizes a national congress that is attended by 1200-1500 delegates. It regularly publishes a journal (BC) and an on-line news letter.  With support from EDMA and Assobiomedica, SIBioC launched Lab Tests Online-IT in 2007.

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 Greek Society of Clinical Chemistry-Clinical Biochemistry is the major professional society for practicing clinical biochemists and is a full member of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) and EFCC (European Federation of Clinical Chemistry). Membership of the GSCC-CB provides both professional and individual benefits. Every year, the Society organizes a national congress that is attended by 1200-1500 delegates. It regularly publishes a journal (BC) and an on-line news letter. The GSCC-CB welcomes graduates in science and medicine together with students and anyone with an interest in clinical biochemistry. With support from EDMA, GSCC-CB launched Lab Tests Online-GR in October 2008.

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 main role of CSKB is to promote clinical biochemistry among laboratory and clinical colleagues, organize regional, national and international meetings, publish results of research of its members and create guidelines in laboratory diagnostics of serious diseases. CSKB significantly participates in quality improvement of laboratory tests and cooperates with the government in organization of health care in the Czech Republic. Czech version of the project Lab Tests Online (Lab Tests Online-CZ) was introduced in October 2008 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of CSKB and is supported by CSKB and CZEDMA.

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. CSLM is committed to bring together all scientists in the field of laboratory medicine, to promote popularization of clinical laboratory science and publications, to advance the development of laboratory medicine in China through service, education and research, and to organize both national and international meetings and educational programs. CSLM launched Lab Tests Online-CN in November 2009.

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. Lab Tests Online-BR launched in August 2010.

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. Association members include academicians, researchers, and colleagues who have completed or are continuing their training and education in the specialty of Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry. KBUD organizes various National and International congresses, symposia and courses. KBUD is responsible for a National External Quality Control Program (KBUDEK), Laboratory Reference Ranges for Turkey (TURA), and translation of selected articles from AACC's Journal of Clinical Chemistry. Lab Tests Online-TR launched in March 2011.

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. It provides leadership in clinical laboratory medicine through academic activities including conferences, meetings and its journal, the Korean Laboratory Accreditation Program, proficiency testing and international activities. Lab Tests Online-KR launched in April 2012.

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).