Failure to keep up with regulatory standards can leave labs exposed to the risk of noncompliance during a regular inspection.
Further exacerbating this problem is the assumption that once an inspection takes place, there’s no need to worry about compliance issues for a couple of years. However, waiting that long can leave little preparation time for the next inspection.
Instead of kicking the compliance can down the road, labs can more easily maintain compliance with a laboratory information system. An LIS facilitates the transmission of crucial laboratory information by providing inspectors with instant access to lab data, making CLIA compliance much more streamlined.