We’ve added new categories to our PathWays case studies. Readers will now find cases covering a range of laboratory leadership, management, and quality-improvement topics. These new cases promote a comprehensive approach to laboratory medicine and pathology and also prepare readers for obtaining and maintaining certification.
The Taking Essential Steps for Testing (TEST) Act of 2012 was passed to give the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) alternatives to harsh penalties (revocation of CLIA certificate, laboratory director banned from directing any clinical laboratory for two years) imposed against clinical laboratories and laboratory directors for accidental referral of proficiency testing (PT) samples.
Brad Karon, M.D., Ph.D.
Consultant, Division of Clinical Core Laboratory Services
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology,
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine