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Laboratory Test Complexity - Waived, Moderate and High

How can I verify the test complexity designation for a particular laboratory test?

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Commercial test systems are evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and assigned one of the three following complexity designations: Waived Moderate High Moderate and High complexity are often referred to as "non-waived" testing. The complexity designation may be printed in the manufacturer's package insert. It can also be searched online in the FDA's database:
Last updated on March 11, 2021
Manual: Ambulatory
Chapter: Waived Testing WT

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