The Department of Health and Human Services
CLIA means Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments.
CLIA for medical abbreviation means "Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act".
36415 is the code for the venipuncture; it does not describe a particular test, so it is not regulated by CLIA.
The purpose of CLIA is to set minimum standards for all laboratories to follow and to determine if laboratories are achieving those standards.
CLIA waived tests are those that are thought to be safe for people to do at home. Examples are urine pregnancy tests and urine dipsticks.
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations are followed by CMS government officials. CMS deals with medicare and medicaid services.
The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)The law that promotes accuracy in medical laboratories is the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, or CLIA. The CLIA regulates lab testing and requires every lab to be certified both by state and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services before being able to accept patients.