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AACB Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists Inc
AACC American Association for Clinical Chemistry
AAPP Australian Association of Pathology Practices
ACB Association for Clinical Biochemistry & Laboratory Medicine (UK)
ACBI Association of Clinical Biochemists of India
ACHSE Australian College of Health Service Executives
ADEA Australian Diabetes Educators Association
ADEPT AACB Distance Education Program of Tutorials
ADS Australian Diabetes Society
AIM Australian Institute of Management
AIMS Australian Institute of Medical Scientists
ANU Australian National University
ANZBMS Australian & New Zealand Bone & Mineral Society
ANZSBT Australian & New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion
APACE Australasian Professional Acknowledgement of Continuing Education
APFCB Asia Pacific Federation for Clinical Biochemistry & Laboratory Medicine
ARCS Association of Regulatory & Clinical Scientists
ASBMB Australian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
ASC Annual Scientific Conference
ASC Australian Society of Cytology Inc
ASCEPT Australasian Society of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacologists & Toxicologists
ASCIA Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
ASCLS American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
ASM Australian Society for Microbiology
ASMR Australian Society for Medical Research
ASTH Australasian Society of Thrombosis & Haemostasis
AuSAE Australian Society of Association Executives
CAP College of American Pathologists
CBN Clinical Biochemist Newsletter
CBR Clinical Biochemist Reviews
CBS Competency Based Standards
CCL Current Concepts Lectures
CDC Centres for Disease Control & Prevention
CLSI Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute (formerly NCCLS)
CPC RCPA AACB Chemical Pathology Course
CSANZ Cardiac Society of Australia & New Zealand
DoH Department of Health
EB Executive Board
EBLM Evidence Based Laboratory Medicine
EFT Electronic Funds Transfer
ESA Endocrine Society of Australia
FAACB Fellow of the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists Inc
FAD Field Application Document
FILM Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine
FMC Flinders Medical Centre
HGSA Human Gentics Society of Australasia
HISA Health Informatics Society of Australia
HKSCC Hong Kong Society of Clinical Chemistry
HSANZ Haematology Society of Australia & New Zealand
IFCC International Federation of Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine
IMVS Institute of Medical & Veterinary Science
IVD In Vitro Diagnostics
KIMMS Key Incident Monitoring & Management Systems
LAV Labs Are Vital
LTO Lab Tests Online
MAACB Member of the Australasian Association of Clinical Biocemists Inc
MACB Malaysia Association of Clinical Biochemists
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MTAAC Medical Testing Accreditation Advisory Committee
MU Measurement Uncertainty
NATA National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia
NCOPP National Coalition of Public Pathology
NEHTA National E-Health Transition Authority
NHMRC National Health & Medical Research Council
NITTY Not In The Textbook Yet
NPAAC National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council
NZIMLS New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science
PAC Pathology Associations Committee
PAH Princess Alexandra Hospital
PaLMS Pacific Laboratory Medicine Services
PoCT Point of Care Testing
PSTC Pathology Services Table Committee
QAAMS Quality Assurance in Aboriginal Medical Services
QAP RCPA Quality Assurance Programs Pty Ltd
QIMR Queensland Institute of Medical Research
QUPC Quality Use of Pathology Committee
QUPP Quality Use of Pathology Program
RACGP Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
RACP Royal Australian College of Physicians
RCPA Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
RCPath Royal College of Pathologists (UK)
RMIT Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
RNSH Royal North Shore Hospital
ROSA Register of Specialised Assays
RPAH Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
RTF Regional Travelling Fellowship
SA Standards Australia (& South Australia)
SACB Singapore Association of Clinical Biochemists
SES Scientific Education Seminar
SIG Special Interest Group
SRAC Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Committee
TBOP The Business of Pathology
TGA Therapeutic Goods Administration
VACB Vietnam Association of Clinical Biochemists
WASPaLM World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine