Genetic Disease Laboratory and Genetic Disease Screening Program on Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) 15-10151

Investigator: Alan H. Wu, PhD
Sponsor: California Department of Public Health

Location(s): United States


The Genetic Disease Screening Program of the California Department of Public Health works to protect and improve the health of all Californians. We run the largest screening program in the world and set the standard in delivering high-quality, cost-effective genetic services to all Californians. 

The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulate laboratory testing and require clinical laboratories to be certificated by their state as well as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) before they can accept human samples for diagnostic testing. Laboratories can obtain multiple types of CLIA certificates, based on the kinds of diagnostic tests they conduct.