Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a public health institution and a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The CDC protects public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability in the U.S. and internationally.
The CDC assures quality laboratory testing by:
  • Providing analysis, research, and technical assistance
  • Developing technical standards and laboratory practice guidelines, including standards and guidelines for cytology
  • Conducting laboratory quality improvement studies
  • Monitoring proficiency testing practices
  • Developing and distributing professional information and educational resources
  • Managing the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC)