Bradley partner Natalie Adams was interviewed by News4Jax about a federal investigation of a rapid COVID-19 testing site in Jacksonville.
Sites performing rapid tests don’t have to process the samples in a licensed laboratory, but they do need a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waiver. But oversight is lax. According to the American Hospital Association, only 5% of testing sites operating under a waiver are surveyed to make sure they are following certification and reporting requirements.
“It also creates an opportunity for people who aren’t going to spend the kind of money on setting up a good laboratory on vetting their personnel, on following the rules to jump in with no laboratory experience, with no testing experience and try to just make the profit,” said Adams.
The complete article, "I-TEAM: Federal health agency investigating complaints related to COVID-19 testing company,” was published by News4Jax on January 14, 2022.