The IFCC Information Guide on COVID-19, initially published on 23 March 2020, is continuously updated. A Summary of the Guide in Spanish and Czech is also available.
The biennial EuroMedLab congresses bring together scientists, laboratory specialists, clinicians, and industry professionals in the field of laboratory medicine.
The IFCC announces the IFCC Global Conference on COVID-19 that will take place virtually on February 15-17, 2021. The theme of this conference will be the “Critical Role of Clinical Laboratories in the COVID-19 Pandemic”.
Now that diagnostic companies can sell COVID-19 antibody tests without FDA authorization, healthcare teams should work closely with clinical laboratory experts to ensure that these tests are thoroughly validated and used appropriately. A new opinion piece in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry journal emphasizes that this is critical to minimizing the risk of inaccurate results from these tests, which could have potentially life-threatening consequences.
One of the many advertised benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements is that they reduce systemic inflammation, which in turn could help prevent certain chronic illnesses. However, a first-of-its-kind study published in AACC’s journal Clinical Chemistry has discovered that these two supplements do not actually reduce inflammation in healthy individuals, a finding that could help consumers make more informed choices about which supplements they decide to take.
AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce a publishing partnership with Oxford University Press for its peer-reviewed journals, Clinical Chemistry and The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine. Both journals will join Oxford University Press’s world-class science portfolio starting in January 2020. The partnership will increase researchers’ and healthcare practitioners’ access worldwide to the important science published in the journals.