Re: CLIA Inspection

From:Janice A Mahoney

Hi Joe,
We had a CLIA inspection about a month after we had a Cap inspection at
one of our system hospitals too.  We passed CAP with distinction.  I
think it is becomming a common practice for CLIA to inspect labs after
There are a few differences in CAP and CLIA that I was unaware of.  For
instance, CLIA defines how often Final/Frozen correlation is to be done
, CAP doesn't state how often, just that it be performed.
Good Luck with the inspection.
Jan Mahoney
Omaha, NE
>>> Joe Nocito  03/25/2003 6:38:16 PM >>>
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

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

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