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Statement attributable to:
Octavia Peck Palmer, PhD
President, Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC)

“Today, we at the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM, formerly AACC) provided Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), the Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (“HELP”) Committee with input on potential reforms to clinical test regulation. We commend Congress’ efforts to learn more about this vital topic, which has a direct impact on patient care, and we agree that Congress should evaluate and update the underlying statutes that govern the regulatory processes for these tests. Specifically, ADLM supports modernizing the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), through which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulates laboratory developed tests.

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