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37 Cards in this Set

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process by which specimens are logged in, labeled, and assigned a specimen id code
voluntary process in which a private independent agency grants recognition to institutions or programs that meet or exceed established standards of quality
American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)
international association that sets blood bank standards, accredits blood banks, and promotes high standards of performance in the practice of transfusion medicine
study of bacteria
blood bank
clinical laboratory department where blood components are tested and stored until needed for transfusion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
central laboratory for the national public health system
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
agency within the department of health and human services (DHHS) responsible for implementing CLIA '88
Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)
international nonprofit organization that establishes standards of best current practice for clinical laboratories
clinical chemistry
laboratory section that uses chemical principals to analyze blood and other body fluids
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA '88)
federal act that specifies minimum performance standards for clinical laboratories
process of forming a fibrin clot; the laboratory department that performs hemostasis testing
College of American Pathologists (CAP)
agency that offers accreditation to clinical laboratories and certification to clinical laboratory personnel
Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA)
agency that offers accreditation to physician office laboratories
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
governmental agency that oversees public health care matters
study of the factors that cause disease and determine disease frequency and distribution
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
division of the DHHS responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety and efficacy of foods, drugs, biological products, medical devices, and cosmetics
study of blood and blood forming tissues
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
study of the human blood groups
branch of medicine encompassing the study of immune processes and immunity
Joint Commission (JC)
independent agency that accredits hospitals and large health care facilities
Laboratory Response Network (LRN)
nationwide network of laboratories coordinated by the CDC with the ability for rapid response to threats to public health
branch of biology dealing with microbes
study of fungi
study of parasites
physician specially trained in the nature and cause of disease
health care worker trained in blood collection
Physician office laboratory (POL)
small medical laboratory located within a physician office, group practice, or clinic
liquid portion of blood in which the blood cells are suspended
pint of care testing (POCT)
testing outside the traditional laboratory setting
proficiency testing (PT)
program in which a laboratory's accuracy in performing analysis is evaluated at regular intervals and compared to the performance of similar laboratories
Provider Performed Microscopy Procedure (PPMP)
a certificate category under CLIA '88
quality assessment
program that monitors the total testing process with the aim of providing the highest quality patient care
reference laboratory
independent regional laboratory that offers routine and specialized testing services to hospitals and physicians
study of antigens and antibodies in serum using immonological methods
the liquid obtained from blood that has been allowed to clot
study of viruses