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 based on its 2005 report “Good Laboratory Practices for Waived Testing Sites.” While the training will eventually be made available online, participants in the pilot program will receive a CD containing the course content. Participants are asked to review and comment on the material, with the pilot testing process taking about two hours.
COLA, which issued its own white paper documenting the quality concerns which can arise when waived testing sites do not meet minimal requirements or fail to follow recommended practices, has contacted the CDC to express its support for their effort. Additionally, COLA has developed and offers its own Waived Testing Program which helps healthcare professionals put into practices the lessons taught by the CDC and others.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]