RE: CLIA Inspection

From:Mike Konopka

Joe, sounds like there is a little bit of paranoia going on, view the CLIA inspection as a positive. “unless someone tipped them off” is a worry – is there something to hide. PS I don’t know what CLIA stands for.


-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Nocito []
Sent: Wednesday, 26 March 2003 11:38 AM
To: Histonet
Subject: CLIA Inspection


I guess this will teach me to have surgery and be out 3 weeks.  I went to work today to let them know that my surgeon released for work on next Monday.  I was told CLIA is coming next month.

    Here's my question. Has anyone heard of CLIA performing an inspection two months after CAP just on a routine basis?  My CLIA experience is usually someone squealed on the lab because of a disgruntled employee or to get someone in trouble.

    I was told that our CLIA license is up this year and that CLIA is trying to come in after CAP to inspect.  Why? We didn't receive any discrepancies on CAP, why would CLIA want to inspect unless someone tipped them off.

    I know this may be hard to believe, but some people in town hate my guts and would love to see me squirm.  Any one else experience this scenario? 



Joe Nocito BS, HT (ASCP) QIHC
Histology Manager
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, Texas

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