CLIA Regulations


This presentation will provide an overview of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations described in Title 42, Part 493 of the Code of Federal Regulations along with basic CLIA standards and requirements for laboratory certification and/or accreditation.

Originally published on September 14, 2020

Lecture Presenter

Lauren Pearson, DO, MPH

Lauren Pearson, DO, MPH

Co-Director of Clinical Laboratories
University Hospital
Medical Director: South Jordan Health Center Clinical Laboratory
ARUP Laboratories
Assistant Professor
University of Utah School of Medicine

Dr. Lauren Pearson is the co-director of clinical laboratories at the University Hospital, a medical director of the South Jordan Health Center Clinical Laboratory, and an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She received a master’s degree in public health and a medical degree from Touro University California. She then completed an anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Pearson is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, and her research interests include community health and quality management and control.


After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of CLIA in non-research laboratory testing (testing for patient care)
  • Compare and contrast the five types of CLIA laboratory certificates
  • List the general accreditation requirements

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories