Lab Tests Online
Who: Lab Tests Online is an award-winning health information web resource designed to help patients and caregivers understand the many lab tests that are a vital part of medical care. Laboratory professionals, who are experts in the field, develop and review all content, including articles on lab tests, conditions/diseases, screening, clinical laboratory topics, and lab test news. The site is produced by AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare.
Tests Index: Access a comprehensive overview of tests by choosing from the formal clinical laboratory test names as well as alternate test names.
Conditions Index: Access information on conditions and diseases that have clinical laboratory tests associated with their screening, diagnosis, and/or management.
Screening Guide: Access recommended screening tests for newborns, children, teens, adults, and older adults, as well as those performed before and during pregnancy.
Ask a Laboratory Scientist: If you still have questions after reading test resource information, you can ask a laboratory scientist specific questions about lab tests. Just click on the Ask Us tab within the test article. This resource is made available as part of a voluntary service provided by Lab Tests Online partner, the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.
News Index: Access current news updates about lab tests, medical testing, public health and disease prevention.
Follow That Sample: A Short Lab Tour: take a photographic tour as a blood sample and a throat culture are processed.
Decipher Your Lab Report: Learn how to read your lab report, including specimen source, specimen collection, laboratory accession number, abnormal test results, interpretation of results, and other important parts of a lab report. You will also be able to view a sample report.
Visit Understanding Your Tests for a library of feature-length articles to help patients better understand several areas of laboratory medicine, including what reference ranges mean, making informed medical decisions, coping with test pain and anxiety, home testing, and clinical laboratory methods.