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Our Mission: Provide leadership, advocacy and cross-cutting services to continuously strengthen the quality of laboratory science, policy and practice at CDC, in the U.S. and globally.


Our Vision:
Quality Laboratories, Healthier People.


Focus Areas

CLIA

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments

COMPLIANCE

Oversight for the CDC’s SAT-registered laboratories…

GENETIC TESTING QUALITY PRACTICES

Assuring accurate and reliable genetic testing…

LABORATORY INFORMATICS

Information science and information technology…

LABORATORY MEDICINE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

Defining best laboratory practices through evidence and decision support…

LABORATORY TRAINING

Delivery of high-quality, cost-effective training in multiple formats…

QUALITY INFECTIOUS DISEASE TESTING

Ensuring performance with recommended practices…

SPECIMEN REPOSITORY

Safeguards valuable biological samples collected from agency studies…

Strategic Goals

  • Quality
    Foster continuous quality improvement in laboratory science, policy and practice
  • Competency
    Develop and prepare the laboratory workforce to meet critical health needs
  • Stewardship
    Safeguard and promote scientific research and biological resources to protect health
  • Connectivity
    Connect and convene communities of practice to address important cross-cutting laboratory science, policy and practice issues
  • Advocacy
    Champion recognition of laboratories’ essential role in advancing the public’s health

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