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waived test 

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A diagnostic test which is regarded as being so simple*, that it would require a special skill NOT to perform it correctly

*In the vernacular, i.e., idiot-proof

The adjective waived refers to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act–CLIA rules regarding the complexity of tests and the federally-mandated standards regarding the quality of clinical lab test results.

Waived tests include dipstick urinalysis–for bilirubin, glucose, haemoglobin, ketones, leukocytes, nitrite, pH, protein, specific gravity, and urobilirubinogen, visual colour tests for ovulation and pregnancy, manual ESR, haemoglobin by copper sulfate method, fecal occult blood, spun microhematocrit, glucose by FDA-approved home-monitoring devices

Reference http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/CLIA/index.html?redirect=/clia/

 

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