What is an in-office, CLIA-certified lab?
CLIA stands for Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, a federal designation meaning a laboratory is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to accept human samples for diagnostic testing.
Basically, a CLIA certification means that the in-house lab at iCare Pediatrics, follows the highest standards including passing proficiency testing standards and submitting samples for grading.
What services are offered by the in-office, CLIA-certified lab?
At iCare Pediatrics, the lab provides numerous essential services for your child, including:
- Rapid diagnostic testing for Strep, Influenza and COVID-19
- Stool testing for blood