Lab Tests Online-AU is the product of a unique collaboration among professional societies representing the clinical laboratory community. The concept was originally conceived by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), and launched in the United States of America as Lab Tests Online. The potential value of the site was subsequently identified by the Association for Clinical Biochemistry (ACB) and then by the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (AACB). With funding from a grant from the Quality Use of Pathology Program of the Commonwealth Department of Health, it has been able to licence the material from Lab Tests Online and create a site tailored for the public 'down under'.
The Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (ACB) was founded in 1953, and is one of the oldest such Associations in the world. Based in the United Kingdom, it is a professional body dedicated to the practice and promotion of clinical science. The Association has medical and non-medical members in all major UK healthcare laboratories, in many university departments and in several commercial companies. The links with its Corporate Members leads to a fruitful relationship with the clinical diagnostics industry. ACB liaises with and is consulted by many national and international organizations on issues relating to clinical biochemistry, and is the publisher of Lab Tests Online-UK.