The Medical Microbiology Laboratory supports infectious disease testing and technical expertise in the areas of Bacteriology, Blood Lead, Molecular Biology, Mycology, Mycobacteriology, Serology, Special Pathogens, and Virology.
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Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA)
CLIA requires every facility that tests human specimens for the purpose of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of any disease or impairment of, or the assessment of the health of, a human being to meet certain Federal requirements.
- If your facility performs tests for these purposes, it is considered, under the law, to be a laboratory.
- Facilities only collecting or preparing specimens (or both) or only serving as a mailing service are not considered laboratories.
CLIA does not apply to a facility that only performs forensic testing. CLIA applies even if only one or a few basic tests are performed, and even if you are not charging for testing. In addition, the CLIA legislation requires financing of all regulatory costs through fees assessed to affected facilities.
Email form and/or questions to SDCLIA@state.sd.su.