National Weather Service – ADVISORIES

Save this link or come back to our site to monitor weather alerts from the National Weather Service for Georgia for Emergency Preparedness procedures at your facility, for your patients and staff.

Education, Treatment, and Prevention: Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that occurs in 2 forms: vitamin D3 and vitamin D2. Vitamin D3, the more common form, is made in the skin after exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D2, on the other hand, comes mostly from food and over-the-counter supplements. It may also be used in the pharmacological treatment of vitaminContinue Reading

ACL is now an athenaCoordinator Facility

. American Clinical Laboratories is now an athenaCoordinator facility, an in-network receiver, listed in the athenaClinicals (r) EHR workflow (laboratory drop-down menu). Through Athena, physicians have the ability to easily pre-populate orders and results with patient data, simplifying the process for ordering and receiving laboratory results into the EHR. Our addition to the Athena networkContinue Reading

NEW! ICD-10 Code Lookup Tool

Here is a helpful tool to look up ICD-10 codes: Save this site to your desktop for easy access to ICD-10 codes.      

ACL will provide you resources for transitioning to ICD-10

October 1, 2015 is quickly approaching. Please visit here for reference materials and updates for the transition to ICD-10.

Visit booth #322 at the GHCA Winter Convention January 20-23

American Clinical Laboratories is excited to attend the 2015 GHCA Winter Convention and Tradeshow, January 20-23, 2015 at the Cobb Galleria Center and Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta. Stop by our booth #322 for more information on ACL. “The GHCA 2015 Winter Convention is the premier event for Georgia’s leading long term and post-acute care professionals—Administrators,Continue Reading

New ICD-10 Implementation Deadline: October 2015

According the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, “With enactment of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, CMS is examining the implications of the ICD-10 provision and will provide guidance to providers and stakeholders soon.  This provision in the statute reads as follows:  ‘The Secretary of Health and Human Services may not, prior toContinue Reading

American Clinical Laboratories Celebrates 25 Years

This month marks American Clinical Laboratories’ 25th year of serving Georgia physicians and facilities. We would like to thank our clients and laboratory vendors for helping us provide the best in patient care testing.

Allergy Testing – RAST and ImmunoCAP

Comprehensive and Customizable Allergy Testing Options There are several specific differences between the ImmunoCAP (CAP) and Modified RAST assays. Although RAST testing has evolved into a generic term for in vitro blood testing, it is, by definition, a test that is performed using radioactive isotope. RAST stands for radioallergosorbent test. The CAP test uses enzymeContinue Reading

Advanced Cardiovascular Testing and Risk Markers

Specialized Heart Testing available through American Clinical Labs. According to the CDC,  in the United States, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds. Each minute, someone in the United States dies from a heart disease-related event. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Heart disease is not simple, many factorsContinue Reading