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This booklet describes recommended practices for physicians, nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, and others who perform patient testing under a CLIA Certificate of Waiver.

Additional resources can be found at the CDC.

Full Description

​CLIA requires that waived tests must be simple and have a low risk for an incorrect result.However, this does not mean waived tests are completely error-proof. To decrease the likelihoodof incorrect results, waived testing needs to be performed correctly, by trained personnel and inan environment where good testing practices are followed.Although not routinely done, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will inspectwaived testing sites under certain circumstances such as:
●if a complaint is made,

●to determine if the testing site is performing tests not permitted with a certificate of waiver,

●if there is risk of harm to a patient due to inaccurate testing, and

●to collect information about waived tests.

This booklet describes recommended practices for physicians, nurses, medical assistants,pharmacists, and others who perform patient testing under a CLIA Certificate of Waiver.

Additional information

Format

Article

Source

External

Contributor

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Length

48 pages

Publication Date

12/1/19