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Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
CLIA requirements for proficiency testing
Along with requirements for personnel qualifications and quality control testing, proficiency testing (External Quality Assessment) is one of the central safeguards of laboratory quality under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) and its regulations. The CLIA regulations have often been compared to a three-legged stool, resting on requirements for personnel qualifications and two performance indicators: quality control testing and proficiency testing. Proficiency testing is the only external performance indicator required by CLIA.