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In the United States all clinical laboratory testing performed on humans, (except in clinical trials and basic research) is governed by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).
If you have concerns or need to file a complaint about a lab that conducted clinical testing, you or your health care provider can file a complaint with your state CLIA contact.
All other questions about the CLIA program should be submitted to LabExcellence@cms.hhs.gov
The Food and Drug Administration (
FDA) also tracks adverse events and concerns about laboratory tests through MedWatch: The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program. Patients or providers can report adverse events to the FDA.