Waived Testing Toolkit

YOU CAN COUNT ON US: Guidance for producing accurate test results

The Waived Quality Program provides instruction for producing accurate and reliable test results. Developed by laboratory medicine experts, it addresses the needs of diverse roles and disciplines in healthcare settings. This training resource uses a nimble, succinct methodology to meet the needs of urgent care centers, pharmacies, clinics, nursing homes, home health agencies, and more!

Elements of the Waived Toolkit:

1 Manual and 1 self-assessment

8 Videos

  • How to Apply for a CLIA Certificate
  • Introduction to Waived Testing
  • Why the Package Insert Matters
  • The Value of the Procedure Manual
  • Excellence in Pre-Analytic Activities
  • Excellence in Analytic Activities
  • Excellence in Post-Analytic Activities
  • COVID 19 Reporting

     Sample video here

8 Logs

  • Refrigerator Freezer Temperature
  • Room Temperature & Humidity
  • Quality Control Log (Qualitative)
  • Quality Control Log (Quantitative)
  • Quality Control Log (Urinalysis)
  • Patient Test
  • Training Documentation
  • Competency Assessment

12 Procedures

  • Fingerstick Capillary Puncture
  • Quality Assessment
  • Proficiency Testing
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Heel Capillary Puncture Collection
  • Venipuncture
  • Clean Catch, Mid-Stream Urine Specimen Collection
  • Throat Swab Collection for Group A Strep Antigen Screen
  • Procedure Manual, Competency Assessment & Training, Patient Confidentiality, Test Environment & Reagent Handling
  • Pre-Analytic Procedures
  • General Quality Control Requirements
  • Post-Analytic Procedures

COLA is a physician-directed organization comprised of the American Medical Association (AMA), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP).

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