Our COVID-19 tests are CLIA-wavied tests approved for point-of-care use in pharmacies.
CLIA stands for "Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988" and required stringent standards for certain types of human specimen tests for health assessment or the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of disease.
CLIA-waived tests include tests cleared by the FDA for home use and those approved for waiver under the CLIA criteria. Although CLIA requires that waived tests must be simple and have a low risk for erroneous results, this does not mean that waived tests are completely error-proof. To decrease the risk of erroneous results, the test needs to be performed correctly, by trained personnel (Tarrytown Pharmacists).