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Last Updated: 06/05/14 02:02:45 PM

Medical Lab Services

The Bureau of Licensure and Certification licenses and certifies medical laboratories, laboratory directors, and laboratory personnel in accordance with Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code, Chapter 652 Medical Laboratories. The Bureau also has an agreement with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to certify laboratories for the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) program. Surveys are conducted prior to laboratory testing in accordance with the chapter 652 medical laboratory requirements. Out-of-state laboratory inspections are conducted on-site using chapter 652 laboratory requirements, also.

Downloadable applications for a variety of medical laboratory and laboratory personnel functions appear below and on the BLC Forms page.

DRUG TESTING
for pre-employment, workplace, narcotic treatment, transitional living facilities for released offenders, or facilities for the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse.

If you wish to conduct drug testing for pre-employment, workplace, narcotic treatment, transitional living facilities for released offenders, or facilities for the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse follow the instructions below.
These instructions do NOT apply to forensic testing performed by law enforcement agencies, court ordered SAPTA certified programs, or self-testing.
There is no CLIA application necessary for non-medical testing.

      Instructions: Before You Begin Drug Testing

1. You must have a Laboratory Director who is an MD, DO, podiatrist or chiropractor.
2. You must complete the Laboratory Exemption application, which you may download here in
Microsoft Word or Adobe .pdf format.
3. Your Laboratory Director must sign the application, and that signature must be notarized.
4. All testing personnel must submit a Clinical Laboratory Personnel Certification application, which you may download here in
Microsoft Word or Adobe .pdf format.
5. Your lab must have a written safety policy and an eye wash station.
6. The Bureau of Licensure and Certification must conduct an on-site visit and approve your application before you may begin testing anyone.
7. Be sure to use kits that have been classifed as "waived."

      Instructions: Three Easy Steps to Conduct Drug Testing

1. Follow the manufacturer's instructions. This includes monitoring and recording the temperature where the kits are stored.
2. Conduct a competency assessment for each person who performs the test, and write it down prior to testing people.
3. Conduct an accuracy check on each test by writing down the control results. Built in controls are acceptable.

DOWNLOADABLE APPLICATIONS

Laboratory Director License .doc    .pdf
Laboratory Exemption .doc    .pdf
Clinical Laboratory Personnel Certification .doc    .pdf
Clinical Laboratory Personnel Certification Guidelines .doc    .pdf
Laboratory Registration or License .doc    .pdf
Licensed Laboratory Request for Off-Site Testing (Health Fairs) .doc    .pdf
Self-Assessment Checklist for the Physician's Office Exempt Lab .doc    .pdf
Laboratory Survey Self-Assessment for Registered and Licensed Laboratories .doc    .pdf
Change of Address .doc    .pdf

OTHER INFORMATION

Frequently Asked Questions
Evaluation Agencies for Foreign Academic Credentials
National Exam Agencies for Laboratory Personnel

For additional information, contact:
Carson City: 775.687.4475 or
Las Vegas: 702.486.6515

 
 
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Note: This list currently only contains surveys done in August, 2008, and we are unable to make any updates at this time. For information on recent surveys, please contact us at (775) 687-4475.

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