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Overview of Accreditation

Here’s an overview of laboratory accreditation milestones to help you move through each step with confidence:

  • Make sure you’ve got all the appropriate CLIA numbers and other licensures your laboratory may need to get started.
  • Apply for Laboratory accreditation
  • Prepare for four months of testing history prior to survey.
  • Review the standards.
  • Assess your readiness.
  • Create an action plan.
  • Participate in the on-site survey.
  • Obtain your accreditation findings.
  • Amend findings if needed.
  • Receive your accreditation decision.