AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services. Community Health and Well-Being. Division of Population Health.

SERIES: 81566
TITLE: Clinical laboratory proficiency testing results
DATES: 1983-
ARRANGEMENT: Alphabetical by lab name

DESCRIPTION: These are the results of tests conducted to determine the quality of the work performed by the laboratory as a whole. This is required by both the Clinical Laboratories Improvement Act of 1967 (42 USCA 263a) and by Medicare regulations. See 21 CFR 600.11 and 42 CFR 405.1904(b). This includes Intra-state Blood Alcohol Proficiency Testing, Bacteriology Proficiency Testing Test Results, Syphilis Serology Test Results, Blood Alcohol Check List, and Immunology Check List. Information includes the name and address of the laboratory, the name of the laboratory director and technologist, the date of the test, the method used, the date reported, the type of test conducted, and the test results.


Retain for 3 year(s)




Retention and disposition for this series were specifically approved by the State Records Committee.

APPROVED: 06/1987


Paper: Retain in Office for 2 years and then transfer to State Records Center. Retain in State Records Center for 1 year and then destroy.



This activity is required by federal regulations, but the regulations set no specific retention. In that case, the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1981 apply, which state that these records should be held for three years. See 5 CFR 1320.