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CLIA Good Laboratory Practices

Course Details:

  • Category: CLIA
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Target Audience: Clinical or Laboratory Staff

Course Overview: The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988, regulates laboratory testing and requires clinical laboratories to be certified by their states as well as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) prior to accepting human samples for diagnostic testing. There are different levels of complexities for CLIA certifications available depending upon what diagnostic testing the clinical laboratory will be doing. Test results contribute to the diagnosis and prognosis of diseases, monitoring of treatment and health status, and population screening for disease. Laboratory testing plays a critical role in health assessment, healthcare, and ultimately, the public's health.

Training Includes:

  • Phases of Testing
  • Categories of CLIA Complexities
  • Responsibilities of Management
  • Regulatory and Safety Requirements
  • Privacy and Confidentiality Requirements
  • Physical Requirements for Testing
  • Benefit and Cost Considerations
  • Test Procedures
  • Specimen Collection, Handling, Devices, and Labeling
  • Practices for Before, During, and After the Test
  • Quality Control
  • Reporting Test Results, Including Public Health Reporting
  • Documents and Records
  • Internal and External Assessment