Laboratory Question for the Week of August 7, 2017

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

If I am only drawing blood, centrifuging the blood and sending the blood to a CLIA-certified laboratory, do I need a CLIA certificate?

Answer:

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, you do not need a CLIA certificate if the facility only collects specimens and performs no testing.

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