The Los Angeles LFS Office manages the CLIA program. The LFS CLIA section focuses on compliance with the federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) of 1988, which requires that all laboratories testing human specimens be certified by the federal government.
The mission of the CLIA section of LFS is to ensure compliance with state and federal clinical laboratory laws and regulations by performing biannual onsite inspections to ensure accuracy and reliability of laboratory test results and conducting review of laboratory-performed Proficiency Testing results.
The CLIA program performs routine inspections of over 800 laboratories each year. The CLIA program also performs validations of 36 accredited facilities annually. The program is also responsible for inspection of over 200 laboratories with a CLIA certificate of waiver annually.
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