RE: Immunohistochemistry CLIA regulations

I would be very surprised to hear that CLIA had any regulations specifically
relating to IHC.  Organizations such as CAP, NCCLS, JCOH address procedures
more specifically, CLIA regulates more generally.  Peter Takes would
probably be able to address this more eliquently.
Patsy Ruegg

		-----Original Message-----
		From:	Suchie, Diane []
		Sent:	Tuesday, December 05, 2000 2:04 AM
		To:	''
		Subject:	Immunohistochemistry CLIA regulations


		I'm trying to find the exact regulations governed by CLIA
specifically for
		immunohistochemistry only!  I've gotten bogged down trying
different search
		engines with no specifics for this department.

		During their visits, different inspectors have inquired on
procedures not on
		our checklists.  I'm sorry to say that the current
management at our
		facility does not understand the complexity nor the QC
required to run an
		immuno division within the histology department at an
acceptable level of
		expected standards of excellence.

		NCCL has articles on this subject at a cost I'm unwilling to
divy out if
		another avenue for obtaining this information is available.

		Please help ASAP!

		Thank you,

		Diane L. Suchie, HT (ASCP), QIHC
		Providence Health Systems 

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