CDC Information

CD ASCLSCenters for Disease Control and Prevention Resources

Division of Laboratory Systems:


Meetings of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC):
This committee provides scientific and technical advice to the CDC, FDA and CMS on issues pertaining to clinical laboratories and the CLIA regulations. CLIAC usually meets two times a year. Minutes and presentations from each meeting can be found here.
ASCLS presents comments regarding the CDC discussions on Laboratory Safety and Quality:  Lessons Learned Through the Ebola Response at the April CLIAC meeting.  Our statement will be posted as part of the minutes.  Read the statement now.

 Public Health Grand Rounds:

 "Developing an IQCP; A Step-By-Step Guide” is freely available online through the CDC’s website:  

2015 HA-VTE Prevention Challenge

As many as 900,000 Americans are affected by blood clots each year and half of these are healthcare-associated. An estimated 70% of healthcare-associated blood clots are avoidable, yet fewer than half of hospitalized patients receive appropriate preventive treatment. CDC is looking for solutions for improving HA-VTE prevention.  

The 2015 HA-VTE Prevention Challenge is looking for hospitals and managed care organizations that implement innovative and effective ways to prevent HA-VTE.  

Nominate your organization for the chance to be awarded prizes up to $10,000, promote your strategy to help other organizations prevent HA-VTE in patients, and be named a HA-VTE Prevention Challenge Champion!  The contest opens November 2, 2015. 

It’s easy! Simply visit for further details.  You can also download the following resources: