Laboratory Economics is the monthly business newsletter that gets behind the headlines and press releases. Our editors talk directly to the people making the news, providing you with a first-hand view on lab marketplace developments. Every issue of Laboratory Economics is packed with hard data, clear analysis and valuable business strategies that will help your lab or pathology group become more successful.

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI, formerly NCCLS) is a 40 year old non-profit organization with over 2,000 members from 35 countries. It produces 200 different “gold standard” best practice documents and companion tools used by industry, government and healthcare professionals. Its mission is to “develop best practices in clinical and laboratory testing and promote their use throughout the world, using a consensus-driven process that balances the viewpoints of industry, government, and the healthcare professions.”

AACC (American Association for Clinical Chemistry is an international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists and other individuals involved with clinical chemistry and other clinical laboratory science-related disciplines.  Founded in 1948, the society has 11,000 members and is headquartered in Washington, DC.  Clinical chemistry is the use of chemical processes in a clinical setting to evaluate patient health.

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), as the preeminent organization for clinical laboratory science practitioners, provides dynamic leadership and vigorously promotes all aspects of clinical laboratory science practice, education and management to ensure excellent, accessible cost-effective laboratory services for the consumers of health care.

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to over 40,000 members today located throughout the world. ASM represents 24 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators.

CLMA (Clinical Laboratory Management Association) is an international organization with approximately 7000 members who are responsible for laboratories and clinical services in hospitals and health-care networks, group practices, and independent settings. CLMA is dedicated to excellence through enhancing professional managerial and leadership skills; promoting efficient, productive, and high-quality operations; and advocating on behalf of quality patient care and the membership.
The Dark Report was first published in 1995 and is published seventeen times a year, every third Monday, and is provided to members of The Dark Report Intelligence Service.  The Dark Report claims to be the only source of reliable, business information written expressly for top level executives in the Clinical and Anatomic Pathology Laboratory Industry.

NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences) is committed to being the premier agency for accreditation and approval of educational programs in the clinical laboratory sciences and related healthcare disciplines through the involvement of expert volunteers and its commitment to public service.

Washington G-2 Reports is an independent news and information service specializing in diagnostic testing and related medical services. We provide timely, accurate reporting and analysis of legislative, regulatory, legal and business affairs directly affecting the operations and finances of our clients in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and overseas.