Laboratory Practice Guidelines


The following guidelines help govern the operations of the Wake Forest Baptist Health Diagnostic Laboratories. These procedures were put into place to help ensure consistent quality testing and the highest degree of accuracy.

If you have questions or would like additional information regarding any of our practices, please contact us.

Compliance and Confidentiality
Office Compliance
Specimen Collection/Transportation
Turnaround Time (TAT)


CAP, College of American Pathologists

CLIA, CMS Certified for Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act

TJC, The Joint Commission

AABB, American Association of Blood Banks

FACT, Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy

NAACLS, National Program for Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science

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