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Ready? Set? Test! Patient Testing is Important. Get the Right Results.


The training should help to assure that testing personnel have the basic training necessary to safely and accurately perform patient testing waived under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988. After viewing this basic-level training module, participants should understand that waived testing can produce inaccurate results and that these results could adversely impact patients. There are many things they can do, however, to minimize the risk of inaccurate testing. The learning objectives itemize several specific things that the participant should be able to do as a result of this training.


Laboratory professionals and personnel performing patient testing with waived tests.


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At the end of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Identify the basic requirements for performing waived testing.
  • Identify at least three good laboratory practices for preparing the laboratory or testing site to produce high quality test results.
  • Describe your role, responsibilities, and scope of practice as a team member performing CLIA-waived test
  • Identify at least two good laboratory practices that assure the right sample type is obtained from the correct patient.
  • Identify patient samples that are labeled correctly.
  • Identify at least two good laboratory practices for testing.
  • Identify at least two good laboratory practices for recording and reporting results.

Continuing Education 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Laboratory Systems is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This course is approved for 1.5 contact hour(s) of P.A.C.E.® credit.

 P.A.C.E.® Course Number: 288-032-24