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Printed Date: 9/22/2015
Clinical laboratory testing is subject to the requirements in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). All entities that perform clinical laboratory tests, including physician office laboratories, must obtain CLIA certification.
The CLIA program classifies clinical laboratory tests as:
Follow these steps to ensure that you are submitting the correct information on claims for clinical laboratory tests:
Access the links in this table for each 'type of clinical laboratory test' to determine whether the test you are submitting is subject to CLIA. If the test falls into one of these categories, follow the instructions above for the specific category.
Tests in the 8xxxx series of CPT codes that are not subject to CLIA are listed in this document (PDF, 94 KB)
Facts about CLIA certification:
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Last Updated: 02/13/2018