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Interpretive Guidelines for Laboratories


The interpretive guidelines were established to clarify and/or explain the Federal requirements for laboratories.  The interpretive guidelines provide a copy of the specific regulation followed by an interpretation or explanation of the CMS requirement.  Additional information is provided at many regulations to facilitate a better understanding of the requirements.  The interpretive guidelines are useful as a tool for obtaining and maintaining compliance.