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Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA): Memos, Publications, and Resources

This page includes helpful resources related to clinical laboratories. Publications are files or websites with additional information. Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) numbered memos are documents that deal with:

  • Policies for clinical laboratories.
  • Guidelines for clinical laboratories managed by DQA.
  • Information and interpretation of federal and state regulations.

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Publications and provider resources

Select a link to learn more.

Laboratory look-up

  • CMS CLIA Laboratory Lookup - The CMS website allows you to search for CLIA-certified laboratories using CLIA numbers, facility names, addresses, geographic locations, or types of CLIA certificate.
  • Wisconsin Provider Search - Use this tool to look up Wisconsin CLIA labs. This database includes Statement of Deficiencies and Plan of Corrections for Wisconsin Certificate of Compliance laboratories. For Provider/Facility Type, select Clinical Laboratory.
  • Implied Consent Alcohol Testing Laboratories (PDF) - DQA issues permits for analysts in laboratories throughout Wisconsin to perform legal forensic testing under Wis. Stat. ch. 343. This directory lists the laboratories that can perform the required testing under this statute.

Regulatory Compliance

Education and support


Memos from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)

View our Memos Library to access a wealth of communications issued by DHS regarding policies and procedures and how they should be put into action.

DQA numbered memos

Select a link to view the memo. You can also view the list of all DQA Memos.

For an official paper copy of any numbered memo, email or write:

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Last revised April 15, 2024