AACC, formerly known as the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, is an international, private, not-for-profit organization that represents more than 50,000 personnel in clinical laboratory science. Established in 1948, AACC is a professional organization only; it does not provide certification or accreditation.
As a professional organization, AACC provides education, advocacy, and collaboration so that laboratory professionals can stay up to date in a changing industry. AACC promotes new thinking and skills through their website LabTestsOnline.org, which outlines both new and revised laboratory tests.
AACC accredits other education programs through its Advances in Clinical Chemistry Education and New Technology (ACCENT) Accreditation program. The ACCENT program gives laboratory professionals access to education and provides a system through which professionals can earn and document continuing education credits. These ACCENT credits are accepted by several organizations, including AMT, AAB, and ASCLS.
AACC hosts an Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo where members can connect with global leaders and peers in laboratory medicine as well as discover cutting edge technology and vital research in the field. AACC also publishes two international, peer-reviewed publication journals to highlight key research: Clinical Chemistry Journal and The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine (JALM).