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Appendix A: Abbreviations


ACMG

American College of Medical Genetics

APHL

Association of Public Health Laboratories

CAP

College of American Pathologists

CLIA

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988

CLIAC

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee

CLSI

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute
(formerly National Committee on Clinical Laboratory Standards [NCCLS])

CMS

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CPT

current procedural terminology

ERNDIM

European Research Network for Evaluation and Improvement of Screening, Diagnosis, and
Treatment of Inherited Disorders of Metabolism

FDA

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

HHS

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

HL7

Health Level Seven International

HRSA

Health Resources and Services Administration

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NLM

National Library of Medicine

NSQAP

CDC Newborn Screening Quality Assurance Program

QMS

quality management system

SACGHS

Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society

SACHDNC

Secretary's Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children


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