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September 27, 2016

Clinical Laboratory Certification

Any Idaho laboratory performing tests on humans for the purpose of diagnosis, treatment, or assessment of health must have a license from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) program. The CLIA regulations can be found at the CMS website. This license certifies a laboratory's ability to accurately determine lab test results.

IBL regulates over 1,000 clinical labs across the state, including hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices, and long-term care facilities. IBL's clinical lab inspector performs inspections for complex laboratories and monitors proficiency test events.

Labs beginning operation must complete and submit both of the following forms:

Director Appraisal Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Clinical Lab FAQs

How do I file a complaint against a clinical laboratory?

You can file a complaint by calling the Laboratory Improvement Section at (208)-334-0528.  You can remain anonymous in reference to the complaint.  You can also view CLIA's Complaints brochure and find information on how to file a complaint with the Federal office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Contact Information

Lab Improvement Section Manager: 
Amanda Bruesch

Address:  
Idaho Bureau of Laboratories
2220 Old Penitentiary Rd
Boise, ID 83712

Phone: (208) 334-0528

Fax: (208) 334-4067

E-mail:

labimprovement@dhw.idaho.gov