NILA News

6/1/2020
Lab Alert: Molecular Transport Media (MTM) and Cyanide Gas

5/29/2020
Join the Next Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Response Weekly Call on Monday, June 1 at 3:00 PM EDT

5/27/2020
CDC Releases Interim Guidance for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Antibody Testing

5/22/2020
FDA Removes Several COVID-19 Antibody Tests and Provides Additional Information

5/11/2020
CDC Weekly Call with Clinical Labs Audio and Transcript

5/9/2020
New COVID-19 Data Tracker Website for Laboratories

5/7/2020
Updated LOINC In Vitro Diagnostic (LIVD) Test Code Mapping for SARS-CoV-2 Test Results

5/6/2020
Lab Advisory: CDC Posts New Information about Serology Testing for COVID-19

CMS Issues Updated COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions about Medicare Fee-for-Service Billing

5/5/2020
FDA Updates Policy about Serology Tests for COVID-19

5/4/2020
CDC Weekly Call with Clinical Labs Audio and Transcript

FDA Releases Revised Policy for COVID-19 Serology Testing

5/2/2020
CDC Releases Test Code Mapping Guide

5/1/2020
CMS Issues Additional Guidance on SARS-CoV-2 Laboratory Testing

4/28/2020
Trump Administration Releases COVID-19 “Testing Overview” and “Testing Blueprint”

4/27/2020
CDC Weekly Call with Clinical Labs Audio and Transcript

4/24/2020
NILA’s letter to CMS about reimbursement rates for antibody tests

4/22/2020
NILA Releases White Paper on Importance of Proficiency Testing for COVID-19

4/20/2020
CDC Weekly Call with Clinical Labs Audio and Transcript

AAB/NILA letter to FDA and CMS regarding COVID-19 testing

4/15/2020
CMS Increases Medicare Payments for COVID-19

4/13/2020
Lab Advisory: Updated Instructions for Use of CDC 2019-nCoV Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel

CDC Weekly Call with Clinical Labs Audio and Transcript

4/10/2020
AAB/NILA Response Letter to Senators Duckworth, Durbin, and Markey, Regarding COVID-19

4/9/2020
Laboratory Update: FDA Clarifies CLIA-waived Status for Point-of-Care SARS-CoV-2 Tests under Emergency Use Authorizations

4/6/2020
CDC Weekly Call with Clinical Labs Audio and Transcript

4/1/2020
Laboratory Advisory: Updated Clinical Guidance on Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

3/30/2020
CDC Weekly Call with Clinical Labs Audio and Transcript

Trump Administration Engages America’s Hospitals in Unprecedented Data Sharing

Trump Administration Provides Financial Relief for Medicare Providers

3/27/2020
The CARES Act Provides Temporary, but Not Immediate Relief to Clinical Laboratories

3/26/20
Senate Passes Stimulus Package with Relief for Clinical Laboratories

CMS Issues CLIA Guidance and FAQs for Laboratories During the COVID-19 Pandemic

3/24/2020
URGENT: NILA Members Call Your Senators Today

3/23/2020
CDC Weekly Call with Clinical Labs Audio and Transcript

3/21/2020
CDC Posts New Standard Operating Procedure for Creating Viral Transport Media

Discontinue Use of the A549/MV1LU Mix for Respiratory Viral Culture Panels and Review Updated Biosafety FAQs

3/20/2020
NILA's COVID-19 Stimulus Request Letter to Capitol Hill

Supplies Needed for COVID-19 Testing

3/19/2020
CDC to Convene Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Response Weekly Calls Beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 3:00 PM ET

3/17/2020
Change to Result Interpretation for CDC EUA Assay

3/15/2020
Lab Advisory: Updated Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

3/12/2020
COVID-19 Lab Letter to Vice President (PDF)

3/10/2020
CDC Updated Guidance on Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

FDA releases FAQs on Diagnostic Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

U.S. Department of Labor Offers Guidance For Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus

3/9/2020
Coronavirus testing rollout marred by confusion and false starts (Yahoo! News)

3/5/2020
Lawmakers introduce legislation to expand nation’s diagnostic testing capabilities

Proper Handwashing Technique

3/4/2020
COVID-19 Public Health Reporting for Laboratories that Develop or Use Laboratory Developed Tests with Intent to Obtain EUA

3/2/2020
FDA Guidance to Develop Novel Molecular Diagnostic Tests for SARS-CoV-2

Laboratory Biosafety COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

2/27/2020
Criteria to Guide Evaluation of Person Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19

2/25/2020
Update: Public Health Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak

2/24/2020
Public Health Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak

2/21/2020
Frequently Asked Questions about Biosafety and COVID-19

2/18/2020 (from CRB)
Important FDA Notification Regarding Coronavirus

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