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CLIA and Point of Care Testing - 2021

From the 2021 Joint Annual Meeting (recorded 6/28/2021)
Presented by Ann E. Snyder, BS, MT(ASCP)

This session provides an overview of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments “CLIA” program. Listen in for a discussion on the test categorization criteria for laboratory tests, CLIA certificate types, the requirements for waived vs. non-waived tests, and the regulations applicable to tests performed at the point of care.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
  • Describe a general overview of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 program, the 7 test categorization criteria for laboratory tests and the 5 CLIA certificate types for laboratories
  • Summarize the CLIA requirements for waived vs. non-waived tests
  • Discuss regulations applicable to tests performed at the point of care

CE ACCREDITATION
ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of Supervision/Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, and Safety 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.