by Jared Staheli
July 10th, 2015
The structure of the CLIA number follows:
Positions 1 and 2 contain the State code (based on the laboratory’s physical location at time of registration);
Position 3 contains the letter “D"; and
Positions 4-10 contain the unique CLIA system assigned number that identifies the laboratory. (No other laboratory in the country has this number.)
Initially, providers are issued a CLIA number when they apply to the CLIA program.
Independent dialysis facilities must obtain a CLIA certificate in order to perform clotting time tests.