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Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) -- Impact of A/H1N1 Swine Flu on CLIA Operations
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CMS has agreed to delay routine surveys of State PHLs temporarily, unless there is immediate jeopardy to patient health and safety, until May 15, 2009, at which time we will re-assess this determination. Suspended Influenza Proficiency Testing (PT) for One Event: CMS has notified the PT Programs with viral antigen modules which contain testing for influenza A that these should be suspended until May 15, at which time this decision will be re-assessed. Laboratories subject to PT for viral flu testing have discretion regarding their participation for this event.