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)…

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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…

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Update on COVID-19 Laboratory Reporting Requirements

Attention: Clinical Laboratories Please share this announcement with: Medical Director, Laboratory Services Administrative Director and Manager(s), Laboratory Services The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the HHS Lab Data Reporting Guidance released on June 4, 2020 require every COVID-19 testing site to report specific data elements for every test (e.g., molecular, antigen,…

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CDC updates the LOINC In Vitro Diagnostic (LIVD) Test Code Mapping for SARS-CoV-2 Tests

Attention: Clinical Laboratories Please share this announcement with: Medical Director, Laboratory Services Administrative Director and Manager(s), Laboratory Services On Friday, July 24, the CDC updated the LOINC In Vitro Diagnostic (LIVD) Test Code Mapping for SARS-CoV-2 Tests to include new data elements in the “LOINC Mapping” tab: Testkit Name ID Testkit Name ID Type LOINC…

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