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Australian Preanalytical Network (APaN) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that offers its members the benefits of education, information, representation, and research.  This organisation represents the interests of its members in community, professional and political forums by providing a united voice for issues concerning members and industry.  As a united network, APaN welcomes membership from both private and public sector phlebotomists, pre-analytical staff and the industries and organisations that support APaN.


Discipline: Phlebotomy & Preanalytical Phase


Institute of Biomedical Science

Lab Tests Online has been designed to help you, as a patient or family caregiver, to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases. If you are a medical professional, this site can serve as a quick reference tool or as a resource for keeping up with advances in laboratory science. Also available in Spanish, German, Polish, Hungarian and localised for the UK.


Discipline: Laboratory medicine.


The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) is a global, nonprofit, standards-developing organisation that promotes the development and use of voluntary consensus standards and guidelines within the healthcare community. They are recognised worldwide for the application of their unique consensus process. CLSI is based on the principle that consensus is an efficient and cost-effective way to improve patient testing and services.


Discipline: Laboratory medicine.



The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Inc. is organised and operated exclusively for scientific and educational purposes. Its objectives are to foster and advance science relating to the important medical problems of thrombosis and abnormalities of hemostasis and vascular biology; to provide a forum for discussion of these problems; to encourage research on these problems by scientists of the several relevant disciplines; to foster the diffusion and exchange of ideas through scientific meetings and publications; to standardise nomenclature and methods as appropriate and timely.


Discipline: Coagulation.


AACC is an international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists and other individuals involved with clinical chemistry and related disciplines. Their vision is to provide leadership in advancing the practice and profession of clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare. They are best known for the journal Clinical Chemistry, the most cited in the field, and for their annual meeting, the world's largest lab conference with about 17,000-19,000 registrants from more than 100 countries. AACC offers many programs that address the scientific, clinical, technical, and management challenges facing laboratory professionals.


Discipline: Chemistry.



PubMed Central is a free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), developed and managed by NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM). With PubMed Central, NLM is taking the lead in preserving and maintaining unrestricted access to the electronic literature, just as it has done for decades with the printed biomedical literature. PubMed Central aims to fill the role of a world class library in the digital age. It is not a journal publisher. NLM believes that giving all users free and unrestricted access to the material in PubMed Central is the best way to ensure the durability and utility of the archive as technology changes over time.


Discipline: Laboratory Medicine.


HighWire Press is a division of the Stanford University Libraries, HighWire Press hosts the largest repository of high impact, peer-reviewed content, with 1020 journals and 4,134,306 full text articles from over 130 scholarly publishers. HighWire-hosted publishers have collectively made 1,606,985 articles free. With their partner publishers, they produce 71 of the 200 most frequently-cited journals.


Discipline: Laboratory medicine.



The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. It was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The main tasks of the World Health Association are to approve the WHO programme and the budget for the following biennium and to decide major policy questions.


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Discipline: Laboratory medicine.


The British Committee for Standards in Haematology (BCSH) is a sub-committee of the British Society for Haematology (BSH). The primary purpose of the BCSH is to provide haematologists with up to date advice on the diagnosis and treatment of haematological disease by the production of evidence based guidelines using a well defined BCSH process.


Discipline: Haematology.


BloodMed.com is the online resource for hematology education, practice and research - offering high quality hematological resources to the broadest global community.


Discipline: Haematology.




The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) is the professional body for biomedical scientists in the United Kingdom. It aims to promote and develop biomedical science and its practitioners.

The Institute was founded in 1912 and represents approximately 16,000 members employed mainly in National Health Service and private laboratories, veterinary laboratories, the National Blood Authority, Health Protection Agency, Medical Research Council and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Other members also work in related commercial fields and in teaching. Most members live and work in the United Kingdom and Ireland but many are employed overseas.


Discipline: Laboratory medicine.




Since 1997, the Center for Phlebotomy Education has been providing healthcare professionals and educators around the world with accurate and authoritative information on blood specimen collection procedures. Products and services include videos, newsletters, books, online content, posters, downloads, continuing education exercises, conference presentations, and in-services, all based on the most current CLSI standards.


Discipline: Specimen collection and handling.


The College of American Pathologists is a medical society serving more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective medical care.

The more than 17,000 members of the College of American Pathologists represents board-certified pathologists and pathologists in training worldwide.

More than 6,000 laboratories are accredited by the CAP, and approximately 23,000 laboratories are enrolled in the College’s proficiency testing programs.



The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is the academic organisation in the UK for general practitioners. Its aim is to encourage and maintain the highest standards of general medical practice and act as the ‘voice’ of general practitioners on education, training and standards issues. Founded in 1952, the RCGP is a relatively young organisation with an outstanding record of achievement. Milestones in its history include the establishment of vocational training in general practice, the setting up of clinical guidelines for doctors, the expansion of research into general medical practice and the promotion of primary care.






This website is designed to help healthcare organisations improve healthcare worker safety and comply with forthcoming legislation on sharps injury prevention. The new legislation was incorporated into national law in all EU member states in 2013. An estimated one million sharps injuries occur in the European Union each year. Education, awareness, training and safety-engineered medical devices can help decrease this number.

BD's new website contains information on the new legislation and BD's healthcare worker safety program, best practices, educational materials, implementation and training tools as well as advice on health economics and risk management. It also contains an overview of BD's extensive range of safety-engineered medical devices designed to protect healthcare workers against sharps injuries. Currently available in English, the website will soon launch in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, and other language versions. 




Millions of children worldwide are diagnosed everyday with conditions that even their parents may find difficult to comprehend. Most children don't understand their medical conditions, or associated investigations, procedures and treatments, and are often scared by what is going on.

Medikidz was founded by Dr Kim Chilman-Blair and Dr Kate Hersov whom, after working in paediatrics, became frustrated by the lack of engaging education for their young patients. During their time as doctors, they were unable to provide children with resources to help educate them about their new diagnoses or medicines - in their language, at their level. Medikidz provides comic books explaining mainly paediatric conditions.



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