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Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA)

Date of Publication:

5/29/2014

Definition:

The term 'laboratory' or 'clinical laboratory' means a facility for the biological, microbiological, serological, chemical, immuno-hematological, hematological, biophysical, cytological, pathological, or other examination of materials derived from the human body for the purpose of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of any disease or impairment of, or the assessment of the health of, human beings.

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Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988

Last Updated: November 21, 2022
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