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Better, Faster, Stronger: The Use of Direct Access Testing by Fitness Professionals

From the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (June 30, 2020)
Presented by Carol Rentas, PhD, MT(ASCP), SC
Increased availability of direct access testing (DAT) has shifted the focus from diagnosis to prevention. Fitness experts are partnering with clients to use DAT to direct their client’s progress. Here we explore the emergence of a new member of our healthcare team and how it reframes the future of lab testing.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Outline the ways direct access testing (DAT) is changing the healthcare landscape.
  2. Describe the use of fitness blood profiles to prevent instead of treat disease.
  3. Discuss the new dynamics of a healthcare team which includes fitness professionals.

CE ACCREDITATION
This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION
This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.