Abbott Point of Care is committed to helping support your transition from waived to nonwaived testing.

waived to moderately complex testing

waived tests are simple tests with a low risk for an incorrect result.1 

NonWaived TESTS, also called Moderately Complex tests, are those tests that require a number of criteria to be met prior to the operator running the testS.1

  • Offer broader menu of tests in your healthcare facility.
  • Minimize delays in care and reduce return visits due to unavailable or delayed lab results, which may improve patient satisfaction.2
Moderately complex testing TOolkit

Module 1: Applying for a CLIA Certificate of Compliance or Accreditation

Learn how to access, complete, and submit the CMS-116 form for a certificate of moderately complex testing to the State Agency. (Length: 11:53)

How to apply for a CLIA Certificate CLIA STATE AGENCIES CMS 116 Form Nonwaived Testing Quick Reference Guide Learn More
Module 2: Lab Director and Technical Consultant Requirements

Review the CLIA definitions for Laboratory Director, Technical Consultant, the responsibilities, qualifications and how to obtain CMEs to meet the Lab Director requirements. (Length: 6:16)

Lab Director Qualifications Lab Director Responsibilities Technical Consultant Qualifications Learn More
Module 3: Quality Control Options

Review the definition of quality control, what the CMS/CLIA requirements are for nonwaived testing, what an IQCP is and tips to develop a quality control plan for the laboratory. (Length: 10:56)

Introduction to IQCP Learn More
Module 4: Procedure Manual

Learn how to access the  procedure manual on the Abbott Point of Care website.
(Length: 1:39)

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Module 5: Performance Verification

Information regarding the CLIA requirements, data collection template for documentation, and directions of where to find PV protocol and value assignment sheets. (Length: 7:16)

CLIA PV Brochure PV Quick Reference Guide i-STAT PV Data Sheet Learn More
Module 6: Proficiency Testing

Review the definition of Proficiency Testing, the CLIA requirements for nonwaived testing, how to enroll in a PT program and tips for performance. (Length: 7:09)

CLIA PT BROCHURE  PT Testing  Learn More
Module 7: Testing Personnel

Review the CLIA qualifications for testing personnel and documentation of proof. This module only refers to CLIA standards. (Length: 2:38)

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Module 8: Competency Assessment

Review the CLIA requirements for Competency Assessment using the six elements for documentation. Directions on where to find examples of a checklist and test questions that can be used to meet CMS/CLIA requirements. (Length: 7:20)

CLIA Competency Assessment Brochure Learn More



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1. CDC. Waived Tests. Cdc.gov. Available at:  https://www.cdc.gov/clia/waived-tests.html [Accessed November 18, 2019].  2. Crocker J, et al, Implementation of Point-of-Care Testing in an Ambulatory Practice of and Academic Medical Center, Am J Clin Pathol November 2014;142:640-646. (Actual savings can vary depending on state-specific factors.)


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