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General Information:

Clinical Biochemistry is the clinical science of examining blood and other fluids to diagnose and monitor disease and inform therapy.

Laboratory Medicine includes Clinical Biochemistry and other laboratory based scientific disciplines such as immunology, microbiology, haematology and genetics that underpin the diagnosis, management and cure of diseases and other medical conditions.

The Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (ACB), founded in 1953, is a professional body dedicated to the practice and promotion of clinical science and laboratory medicine and has medical and non-medical members in all major UK healthcare laboratories, many university departments and several commercial companies. It has a relationship with the clinical diagnostics industry through links with its Corporate Members. The Association liaises with, and is consulted by, many national and international organisations on issues relating to Clinical Biochemistry. It was instrumental in establishing accreditation for clinical scientists in all disciplines and administers accreditation in all disciplines through the Association of Clinical Scientists. It also plays a significant role in the training of Clinical Scientists in the Biochemistry discipline and its training framework is used by other disciplines.

Specialist Information

The Association maintains a list of its members who are acknowledged by their peers as having expertise in particular aspects of the profession and are willing to explain related matters to the press, media or technical writers wanting clarification or explanation. For more information on contacting someone from our Expert Panel please follow the 'ACB Expert Panel' link under the 'Quick Links' bar.

Contact Information

The Association does not have a press office but inquiries may be directed to the Association’s administrative office:
Telephone: 020 7403 8001


(This page is maintained by the ACB Communications Committee)

Updated 22 January 2018

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