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Appendix A: Abbreviations


American College of Medical Genetics


Association of Public Health Laboratories


College of American Pathologists


Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988


Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee


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


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


current procedural terminology


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


U.S. Food and Drug Administration


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996


Health Level Seven International


Health Resources and Services Administration


National Institutes of Health


National Library of Medicine


CDC Newborn Screening Quality Assurance Program


quality management system


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


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

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