Laboratory Alert: Safety letter about the Thermo Fisher Scientific TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Kit

Attention: Clinical Laboratories Please share this announcement with: Medical Director, Laboratory Services Administrative Director and Manager(s), Laboratory Services Posted 08.18.2020 by: Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS) | Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS) Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) On August 17, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug…

Read more

Laboratory Alert: new COVID antigen testing guidance

Attention: Clinical Laboratories Please share this announcement with: Medical Director, Laboratory Services Administrative Director and Manager(s), Laboratory Services Posted 08.16.2020 by: Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS) | Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS) Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CDC recently issued new antigen testing guidance for evaluating and…

Read more

Laboratory Alert: COVID testing false negative/false positive results

Attention: Clinical Laboratories Please share this announcement with: Medical Director, Laboratory Services Administrative Director and Manager(s), Laboratory Services Posted 08.16.2020 by: Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS) | Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS) Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) For laboratories using any Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)…

Read more

CMS QSO Memo 20-35-ALL: Enforcement Cases Held during the Prioritization Period and Revised Survey Prioritization

Attention: Acute Care Hospitals Critical Access Hospitals Ambulatory Surgery Centers Clinical Laboratories Please share this with individuals in the following roles: Accreditation Coordinator Quality Director Medical Director – Laboratory services Key points: CMS has issued guidance to the state agencies for conducting resuming state surveys and prioritizing the backlog of surveys. For all surveys, CMS…

Read more