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With A2LA's achievement of "Deemed Status" by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), A2LA now offers four accreditation programs to meet the needs of the clinical laboratory community (see below for more information about each):
Accreditation within A2LA's Platinum Choice program sets a clinical laboratory apart from its competitors and counterparts as it is the only program in the world that offers domestically-recognized accreditation to the CLIA requirements as well as internationally-recognized accreditation to ISO 15189:2012.
Each of A2LA's clinical laboratory accreditation programs provides accreditation to clinical laboratories performing moderate or high complexity testing as defined in 42 CFR 493. Laboratories that provide only waived or Provider Performed Microscopy (PPM) are not eligible for accreditation through A2LA; however, if a laboratory performs moderate or high complexity testing along with waived testing and/or PPM, A2LA will accredit the laboratory for all of this testing and microscopy.
On August 7, 2014, CMS approved A2LA's new approach toward assessing and accrediting clinical laboratories that perform waived testing. Such testing will be held to the CLIA requirements for waived testing as well as requirements that A2LA has adopted from CDC guidelines.
A2LA offers accreditation to clinical testing laboratories in the following specialities and subspecialities:
A2LA offers four options for clinical laboratory accreditation and the requirements for each differ, as indicated below. Please click on each of the options listed for more information about the specific accreditation program and its requirements.
Click on each of the programs above to learn more about each particular option.
Interested in learning how A2LA accreditation may be accepted internationally as well as domestically by federal, state and private sector entities? Click on the following links for more information:
To assist clinical laboratories in achieving and maintaining the necessary certifications and recognitions, A2LA has compiled the following documents for reference: