HHS completes general COVID-19 laboratory requirements
HHS completes general COVID-19 laboratory requirements

HHS completes general COVID-19 laboratory requirements

The Department of Health and Human Services on April 4 is End a general requirement for laboratories to report all COVID-19 tests, the CDC said on March 10.

Test facilities will no longer have to report negative results for tests that are subject to a waiver of change of clinical laboratory improvement, the CDC said.

“This includes rapid and antigen tests performed for screening tests at schools, crime centers, staff testing programs, long-term care facilities, and rapid tests performed at pharmacies, physicians’ offices, and drive-through and pop-up test sites.” said the CDC.

HHS will also no longer require test facilities to report positive or negative antibody test results, the CDC said. CLIA laboratories must still report positive and negative results for nucleic acid amplification tests.


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