AACC (formerly known as the American Association for Clinical Chemistry) is a global scientific society dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare. Current President is Michael Bennett, PhD, and the association headquarters are located in Washington, D.C. (United States)[10][3]

AACC Members

AACC’s approximately 8,000 members come from all areas of lab medicine—clinical and research laboratories, diagnostic companies, government agencies, original equipment manufacturers, and more. Collectively they develop and run lab tests and lab instruments used throughout healthcare. They also manage labs, conduct research involving biomarkers, and promote accurate diagnostic testing. AACC represents the diverse interests of a global lab community: its members come from 110 countries and hold the spectrum of lab-related professional degrees, certifications, and credentials.[4] [5]

Annual Scientific Meeting

AACC sponsors dozens of scientific conferences each year, the largest and most prestigious of which is the Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo. First held in 1949, this educational meeting and technology exposition is a leading event in the clinical laboratory profession, attracting nearly 20,000 participants.[6]

Clinical Chemistry

AACC's journal, Clinical Chemistry,is the leading international journal of clinical laboratory science, providing 2,000 pages per year of peer-reviewed papers that advance the science of the field. In addition to being the most cited journal in the field, Clinical Chemistry has an Impact factor of 7.77, the highest among journals of clinical chemistry, clinical (or anatomic) pathology, analytical chemistry, and the subspecialties, such as transfusion medicine and clinical microbiology.

Clinical Laboratory News

Published since 1975, AACC's monthly magazine, Clinical Laboratory News, is the authoritative source for timely analysis of issues and trends affecting clinical laboratories, clinical laboratorians and the practice of clinical laboratory science.

Lab Tests Online

Lab Tests Online is a peer-reviewed, patient-centered web resource focused on clinical laboratory testing.[5] It is a resource to help patients and their caregivers better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine medical care as well as the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases.[6]


At AACC’s 2016 Annual Meeting, Elizabeth Holmes, CEO and founder of Theranos, spoke at what AACC described as a “special session.”[11] Holmes, who the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had recently banned from owning, operating or directing a blood testing service for a period of two years, was invited to present scientific data on her company’s much discussed Edison device.[12][13] Instead, Holmes took the opportunity to unveil a new product dubbed miniLab.[14] Many former AACC officials and board members have been criticized for close personal and financial relationships with Theranos.[15][12][16][17][18][19]