ADLM in the News

Here is a sampling of recent media coverage of the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC) and its journals Clinical Chemistry and The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine.

Top health-tech innovations we're following in 2024
January 5, 2024//University of Waterloo
Vital Bio, a startup incubated at Velocity, has unveiled the VitalOne, a desktop-sized blood diagnostics device capable of running comprehensive tests on small blood samples in just 20 minutes. The device won the Disruptive Technology Award at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry conference.

Clinical Lab Consolidation Continues in 2023 While Key Policy Questions Go Unresolved
January 4, 2024//360Dx
Organizations including the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) and the Association for Diagnostics and Laboratory Medicine (formerly the American Association for Clinical Chemistry) also voiced opposition to the proposed rule, arguing that it would place financial and administrative burdens on labs, limit patient access to needed testing, and hamper test development and innovation.

How Laboratory Medicine Helps Patients Access Better Health
December 8, 2023//Future of Personal Health
The president of the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine Dr. Octavia M. Peck Palmer shared her thoughts on how technologies like AI are impacting the field, and what recent breakthroughs in lab medicine mean for patients and providers.

The LDT Debate: Unpacking Public Responses to FDA’s Proposed Rule
November 21, 2023//JD Supra
Many laboratory associations, such as the American Clinical Laboratory Association, ARUP Laboratories, and Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine have released statements opposing unilateral FDA actions to regulate LDTs under the medical device authority and believe that FDA is overstepping its authority and that the proposed rule will impede clinical laboratories’ efforts to rapidly develop, validate and offer innovative LDTs for the advancement of patient care.

Scientists invent single rapid test for both HIV and TB
November 14, 2023//Medical Xpress
In a paper published in Clinical Chemistry, researchers led by Tony Hu, Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Biotechnology Innovation and director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Diagnostics at Tulane University School of Medicine, describe the new blood-based test that can not only detect the two diseases but also measure their viral and bacterial loads in patients.

How Did NBA's Bubble Achieve Near-Zero COVID-19 Incidence? New Report Reveals Strategies
October 31, 2023//Tech Times
According to a report published in the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine's (formerly AACC's) The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, this success sets a precedent for future pandemic management.

What Is The Recommended Dosage for Biotin
October 20, 2023//Blogorama
According to the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, taking high-dose biotin supplements can also affect the accuracy of laboratory test results.

US FDA proposes stronger laboratory test oversight
October 12, 2023//The Lancet Oncology
The agency’s proposed rule would create a “burdensome dual regulatory environment” with potentially dire consequences, cautioned Octavia M Peck Palmer (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA), president of the Association for Diagnostics and Laboratory Medicine, which also opposed the VALID Act.

Should you mix marijuana and alcohol? Cannabis professional advises not to. Here's why.
October 11, 2023//Springfield News-Leader
A 2015 study conducted by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry found that the consumption of marijuana and alcohol together could also result in the enhanced effects of THC, as alcohol increases the body's absorption of THC.

AACC Conference discusses latest laboratory medicine and diagnostic innovations
October 10, 2023//Emirates News Agency
Organised by Abu Dhabi-based Life Diagnostics, in partnership with the Association for Diagnostics and Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC), and under the patronage of Dubai Health Authority, the 2023 AACC Middle East event showcased the latest in laboratory medicine and diagnostic innovations to the region at a dynamic exposition.

Lab-developed tests are integral to patient care
October 5, 2023//The Washington Post
As laboratorians, our No. 1 priority is delivering quality patient care, and we continue to advocate a balanced, evidence-based approach to regulating LDTs.

Maritel Dasco Named the Chief Financial Officer of ADLM
October 3, 2023//citybiz
The Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine is pleased to announce that Maritel Dasco assumed the position of chief financial officer (CFO) for the association on September 25.

Proposed FDA Rule Sets Stage for New Round of Battle Over LDT Regulation
September 30, 2023//360Dx
Academic medical centers and organizations like the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly the American Association for Clinical Chemistry) have been among the most vocal opponents of increased LDT oversight.

Diagnostic Companies Aim to Bring Routine Testing to Point of Care, but Face Significant Hurdles
September 20, 2023//360Dx
At the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (now the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine) annual meeting in July, Canadian diagnostics firm Vital Biosciences, which is developing a clinical analyzer called the VitalOne for use in settings like doctors' offices and urgent care, was one of three finalists at the meeting's Disruptive Technology Award Competition.

NY State Database Offers Glimpse Into Laboratory-Developed Testing Landscape
September 11, 2023//360Dx
This pattern tracks with claims by many academic medical centers and organizations like the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) — now called the Association for Diagnostics and Laboratory Medicine (ADLM) — that these institutions primarily offer LDTs to serve their local physician and patient populations and to fill testing needs not met by IVDs.

Handheld Mass Spectrometry Device Detects Cancer by Touch
August 4, 2023//HospiMedica
The MasSpec Pen shows potential for application as a clinical and intra-operative tool for both ex-vivo and in-vivo cancer diagnosis, and was a finalist for the 2023 AACC Disruptive Technology Award.

Alzheimer's Dx Firms Aim to Take Advantage of Increased Testing Demand Following Leqembi Approval
August 3, 2023//360Dx
Speaking at the Association for Diagnostics and Laboratory Medicine's (ADLM's) 2023 AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo last week, Maria-Magdalena Patru, scientific partner for neurology at Roche Diagnostics, said that with the approval of Leqembi and ongoing development efforts on other anti-amyloid Alzheimer's drugs, the company expects such tests will be in high demand.

Fapon launches its most efficient chemiluminescence immunoassay analyzer to date
August 2, 2023//SelectScience
At the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Clinical Lab Expo and Meeting 2023, Fapon launched its latest chemiluminescence immunoassay system, Shine i8000/9000. 

Automation Helping With Lab Staffing Shortages but Pitfalls Remain
August 1, 2023//360Dx
On the sidelines of the Association for Diagnostics and Laboratory Medicine's 2023 AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo last week, laboratorians shared the benefits — and frustrations — of using automation in their labs to help with staffing concerns.

Dr. Atul Butte calls for ‘new system of precision medicine’ in plenary lecture at AACC 2023
July 31, 2023//LabPulse
Dr. Atul Butte, PhD, used his plenary lecture at the 2023 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo to argue for a “new system of precision medicine.”

ADLM Preparing to Take on FDA Over LDT Regulation
July 31, 2023//360Dx
Last year, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry was a leading opponent of congressional efforts to pass legislation giving the US Food and Drug Administration explicit authority to regulate laboratory-developed tests (LDTs). A year later, that legislation, the Verifying Accurate Leading-edge IVCT Development Act, appears stalled in Congress.

Revolutionizing Blood Tests: Vital Bio's Vitalone Machine
July 29, 2023//Clayton County Register
After quietly building their platform since 2019, Vital Bio made a significant debut at the American Association of Clinical Chemistry’s annual meeting, often referred to as the industry’s equivalent of the “Super Bowl.”

Deal Dive: Cutting through the noise in a category clouded by catastrophic failure
July 29, 2023//TechCrunch
Building a startup is hard enough but growing one in a category marred with Theranos-sized stigma is a new level of challenge. Vital Bio seems up for the test.The Toronto-based startup launched in 2019 and built quietly until it debuted its device at the American Association of Clinical Chemistry’s annual meeting—the industry’s “Super Bowl”—last Monday.

New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: General Biologicals, Rhinostics
July 28, 2023//GenomeWeb
General Biologicals, a Taiwanese in vitro diagnostics manufacturer, has unveiled two CellBio circulating tumor cell (CTC) cancer detection products at the Association for Diagnostics and Laboratory Medicine (formerly the American Association for Clinical Chemistry) annual meeting. 

Proliferation of infectious disease tests leading to misuse and misinterpretation: Report
July 28, 2023
The proliferation of testing options is leading to the misuse and misinterpretation of infectious disease serologic assays, according to an article in Clinical Laboratory News (CLN).

Revvity launches automated workstation at AACC 2023 annual meeting
July 28, 2023//LabPulse
Health sciences and diagnostics company Revvity launched its Fontus Automated Liquid Handling Workstation at the 2023 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo held in Anaheim, CA, from July 25 to July 27.

Despite New Name, Key Priorities Will Remain Unchanged, ADLM President Says
July 28, 2023//360Dx
Despite a name change, the Association for Diagnostics and Laboratory Medicine, formerly the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, is keeping its organizational priorities intact.

New AI Algorithm Could Help Predict Risk of Multiple Sclerosis
July 27, 2023//Fagen Wasanni Technologies
A new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm has been developed to identify individuals at risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). The algorithm, presented at the 2023 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo, showed promising results in predicting the risk of MS before neurological symptoms appear.

AI model is able to predict MS risk years before disease onset
July 26, 2023//Multiple Sclerosis News Today
A new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could help identify people at risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). Raj Gopalan, MD, a scientist at Siemens Healthineers,and his colleagues presented the findings at the 2023 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo this month in Anaheim, California.

Advancements in healthcare at AACC 2023
July 26, 2023//Select Science
At the 2023 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo. From July 23-27 in Anaheim, California, the meeting’s 250 plus sessions will deliver insights on a broad range of timely healthcare topics.

Scientists’ Choice Awards: Innovative clinical diagnostics technologies recognized at AACC 2023
July 26, 2023//Select Science
The world’s most pioneering and effective clinical diagnostics technologies have been recognized during a special ceremony at the 2023 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo. Winners of the Scientists’ Choice Awards were announced live by SelectScience CEO, Kerry Parker.

If Your Child Has Eczema, Be Ready For More Allergies Later
July 26, 2023//Kaiser Family Foundation News
A new study finds that when young children are affected by eczema, they may be more likely to develop other allergies like hay fever over time, in what's dubbed an "allergic march."

Post-Pandemic, Patients Becoming More Powerful Stakeholders in Infectious Disease Testing
July 26, 2023//360Dx
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the public savvier about diagnostics, but at which point should the involvement of patients in their own testing be limited?

Understanding Home-Based Drug Tests: A Comprehensive Guide
July 25, 2023//Urban Matter Team
New guidance about home drug tests outlines their use as a beneficial first step, yet they aren’t infallible and should not supplant professional expertise, particularly in the event of a positive result.

ADA Releases Guidance on Use of Laboratory Analysis in Diagnosis, Management of Diabetes
July 25, 2023//HCP Live
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has joined with the Association for Diagnostic and Laboratory Medicine (ADLM) to release new guidance for the use of laboratory analysis in the diagnosis and management of diabetes.

New Guidelines on Diabetes-Related Laboratory Testing
July 25, 2023//MedScape
New guidelines from the Association for Diagnostic and Laboratory Medicine (ADLM) and American Diabetes Association (ADA) address laboratory measures in the diagnosis and management of diabetes.

How Common Are Co-Infections With COVID, Flu, RSV?
July 25, 2023//U.S. News
“We felt it was important to investigate the resurgence of other respiratory viruses and potential incidents of co-infection, especially with the additional circulation of SARS-CoV-2,” lead scientist George Pratt said in a news release from the Association for Diagnostics and Laboratory Medicine.

With Pathology at Vanguard, AI Infiltrates Healthcare Diagnostics Space
July 25, 2023//360Dx
Artificial intelligence may rule the world one day, but can it improve disease diagnosis? Physicians say the debate is far from over.

Coinfections most common in young adults with COVID-19
July 25, 2023//University of Minnesota
During the 2023 American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, researchers presented new data on SARS-CoV-2 confections in the US, and showed 1.33% of positive cases were also infected with another virus, including (RSV) or influenza.

Truvian presents data for its desktop blood-testing device in a field still in Theranos’s shadow
July 25, 2023//STAT News
The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, recently rebranded as the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine. It’s the first time Truvian has shared clinical data on its product.

Siemens Healthineers Launches FDA-Cleared Compact Atellica CI Analyzer
July 25, 2023//MedTech Insight
Siemens Healthineers presented the launch of its FDA-cleared compact Atellica CI Analyzer at ADLM's Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, CA.

Pattern Bio's Single-Cell Clinical Microbiology Platform Wins ADLM Disruptive Tech Competition
July 25, 2023//360Dx
The company's win was announced at ADLM's Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, CA.

In Theranos' shadow, blood testing startup Vital Biosciences collects $48M
July 25, 2023//AxiosPro
Ottawa-based blood testing upstart Vital Biosciences revealed it has $48 million in funding. The company presented at ADLM's 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Saxenda Shortage; New ADA Guidance; Cheap Test for Osteoporosis Risk?
July 25, 2023//MedPage Today
Along with the American Association of Clinical Chemistry, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) released an updated consensus statement on managing diabetes and standardizing diagnostic laboratory procedures.

Physicians advocate for ‘careful’ use of osteoporosis bone turnover marker testing
July 24, 2023//LabPulse
Bone turnover marker (BTM) testing can help physicians to assess or manage osteoporosis and other diseases of skeletal fragility, according to an article in Clinical Laboratory News (CLN), the magazine of the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM).

AACC; Siemens Healthineers; Bio-Rad; T2 Biosystems; DermTech; More
July 21, 2023//360Dx
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry announced this week that it will change its name to the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine. The name change will be officially rolled out during the organization’s Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo starting July 23. 

Roche to showcase next-generation diagnostic solutions at AACC 2023
July 21, 2023// SelectScience
Roche will showcase a science-driven and patient-centric exhibit at the 2023 American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo, July 23-27 in Anaheim, California.

Siemens Healthineers launch Atellica CI Analyser for immunoassay testing
July 21, 2023//Medical Device Network
Siemens Healthineers has announced the launch of new analyzers for clinical chemistry and immunoassay testing and is expected to present at AACC's Annual Scientific Meeting next week.

Siemens Healthineers launches Atellica CI Analyzer
July 21, 2023// SelectScience
Beyond delivering patient results, labs must address reporting requirements, cybersecurity, and staff satisfaction goals. Atellica's new analyzer hopes to make the job easier.

AACC announces name change ahead of Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo | LabPulse.com
July 18, 2023// LabPulse
AACC has announced that it is changing its name to the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM). The name change will be formally rolled out during the opening of the 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo.

Your Cholesterol Test Might Not Be FDA Approved. The Agency Wants to Change That.
June 8, 2023// Wall Street Journal
“If the regulations become too burdensome, this could limit a lab’s ability to provide those tests,” said Shannon Haymond, president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

Study Examines Multiple Methods of Testing Driving Impairment after Consuming Cannabis
June 5, 2023// Cannabis Science Tech
A study published May 25, 2023 in the journal Clinical Chemistry evaluated the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on driving performance. The study found that oral fluid testing reduced the risk of false positive results.

Patient advocacy groups urge FDA to regulate lab-developed tests if VALID Act doesn’t pass
May 31, 2023//MedTechDive
AACC joins forces with patient groups to oppose partisan-based legislation regulations for lab testing.

Post-Pandemic, FDA's In Vitro Dx Office Aims to Become More Agile
May 31, 2023// 360Dx
The agency will cross-train employees in response to shifting demand and is helping develop a pending national testing plan.

Study: No Correlation Between THC Detection and Driving Impairment
May 26, 2023//NORML
New AACC study out of the University of California, San Diego, concludes that TCH levels in blood, fluids or breath were not correlated with driving impairment.

AACC Honors 2023 Award Winners for Advancing Laboratory Medicine and Patient Care
May 24. 2023//BEZINGA
AACC announces recipients of 2023 AACC and AACC Academy Awards. These awards recognize exceptional laboratory medicine professionals and advocates of chemistry’s role in patient health.

Legislation Would Provide Medicare Coverage for Pharmacy-Based Testing
May 22, 2023// 360Dx
According to figures from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, as of 2021, pharmacies comprised more than 8 percent of the country’s CLIA-waived labs, expanding from around 240 in 1995 to more than 26,000 today, second only to physician offices.AACC Releases Guidelines on Use of Procalcitonin Tests

May 5, 2023// 360Dx
AACC released guidelines for the clinical testing of procalcitonin (PCT), a blood-based marker of bacterial infection and sepsis. The guidance will provide lab professionals with clarity on how best to use PCT tests.

Seasonal Variation in Thyroid Hormone TSH May Lead to Overprescribing
April 24, 2023// Medscape
Seasonal variation in one of the hormones used to monitor thyroid function could in turn lead to false diagnoses of subclinical hypothyroidism, says Yale clinical chemist Joe M. El-Khoury, PhD.

POC Genotyping Tests Based on Electromagnetic Detection Tech Step out From Stanford University Lab
April 20, 2023// 360Dx
New point-of-care genotyping tests have sprung from Stanford University Lab. These tests are popping up in other clinical scenarios, too.

Middle East and Africa Lab Diagnostics Market To Surpass USD 8,168.87 Million by 2030
April 19, 2023// Digital Journal
In 2022, AACC partnered with Life Diagnostics to relaunch AACC Middle East. The two-day conference and exposition showcased world-class in-vitro diagnostic innovations and clinical laboratory best practices in Dubai, UAE.

Autonomous Medical Devices Gets $1.2M RADx Grant for Point-of-Care COVID-19 Dx System
April 12, 2023// Genome Web
Autonomous Medical Devices (AMDI) will present a NIH-funded rapid point-of-care system for COVID-19 testing at AACC’s ASM this summer.

Why did Canadian pharmacy ship drug from Mauritius?
April 12, 2023// The Seattle Times
Columnists Joe and Teresa Graedon break down common best cost practices for medicines and cite AACC studies as critical diagnostic criteria.

Pediatric reference intervals established for two common cardiovascular disease tests: AACC study
April 11, 2023// Lab Pulse
Investigators established pediatric reference intervals for two common tests for cardiovascular disease during a first-of-its-kind study published in the April issue of The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine.

New research could improve cardiac care for children
April 11, 2023// MedicalXpress
A new AACC study established reference intervals in pediatric patients for congenital heart issues and heart failure.

21 million Americans may take a hypothyroidism drug they don't need
April 6, 2023// MedicalXpress
As many as 90% of those who take levothyroxine [Synthroid] may have been unnecessarily prescribed the hypothyroidism medication, according to a new study from AACC affiliated Dr. Joe El-Khoury.

New blood biomarkers identify early Alzheimer's disease
March 27, 2023// Ukranian News
Researchers at Shanghai-based Huashan Hospital of Fudan University have identified a new blood biomarker that may help doctors diagnose Alzheimer's disease (AD) in its early stage. This research was published in international journal Clinical Chemistry.

CDC Researchers Develop Novel Method to Screen for Metabolic Disease in Newborns
March 24, 2023// 360Dx
In a study published last week in Clinical Chemistry, researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed a method to test newborns for homocystinuria. This condition that can lead to permanent damage or death is often missed by common newborn screening assays.

The Future of At-Home Testing: Flu, RSV Rapid Tests Are Coming
FEB.2.2023 // WebMD
“The public’s expectations for medical testing are clearly being shaped differently due to the convenience, privacy, and speed of obtaining these results at home, which is a good thing,” Shannon Haymond, PhD, president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, wrote in an email.

15 Things You Need To Know About Cannabis-Infused Food
JAN.8.2023 // TastingTable
Alcohol can boost the absorption of cannabis compounds, per a study published in Clinical Chemistry.

Data analytics could mitigate testing bottlenecks during future pandemics: AACC studies
JAN.5.2023 // LabPulse
Clinical labs employed two effective data analytics-based strategies to meet COVID-19 testing demands during the height of the pandemic, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) said Wednesday.