Practice Guidelines

About ADLM’s Practice Guidelines

The Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM) publishes Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines (LMPGs) under the auspices of the Academy of Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry) in collaboration with leading clinical societies whenever possible and conforming to Institute of Medicine Standards.

The most recent guideline, an update to the Guidelines and Recommendations for Laboratory Analysis in the Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes Mellitus, was published in 2023.

These guidelines recommend best practices in laboratory medicine and are informed by a systematic review of evidence and the consensus of content experts with the goal of optimizing patient care. After several reviews and public presentations, LMPGs are published online and available free of charge. Guidelines are reviewed by the Academy Council every four years and are updated or archived as deemed appropriate.

Contact the Academy at academy@myadlm.org with comments and for copyright and translation information.

To learn more about the process for writing LMPGs, view the Standard Operating Procedures.