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Clinical Laboratory Improvement Program

The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988 authorized Federal regulatory standards for all clinical laboratory testing performed on humans in the U.S., except clinical trials and basic research.The CLIA program sets standards and issues certificates for clinical laboratory testing. CLIA defines a clinical laboratory as any facility which performs laboratory testing on specimens derived from humans to provide information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of disease or impairment, and for the assessment of health. An objective of the CLIA is to ensure the accuracy, reliability and timeliness of test results regardless of where the test was performed. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has the primary responsibility for the operation of the CLIA program. Other Health and Human Services agencies' articles may also appear in these search results.

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