Best Practices for Administering Waived HIV Tests on National HIV Testing Day

With thousands of consumers expected to receive free HIV testing on National HIV Testing Day, June 27, COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, is offering guidelines to personnel who will perform certain  easy-to-administer tests at health facilities, substance abuse centers, family planning organizations, select Walgreen…

CDC Seeking Volunteers to Test Online Training Module for Waived Testing

The Centers for Disease Control, which has developed educational materials encouraging healthcare professionals to follow good lab practices when performing waived testing, will soon unveil another tool. In an email message to the members of its Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee, CDC is seeking physicians willing to “pilot test” a recently developed online training module…