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CLIA Certification

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulates all laboratory testing (except research) performed on humans in the U.S. through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). In total, CLIA covers approximately 200,000 laboratory entities. The Division of Laboratory Services, within the Survey and Certification Group, under the Center for Medicaid and State Operations (CMSO) has the responsibility for implementing the CLIA Program.  The objective of the CLIA program is to ensure quality laboratory testing.  Although all clinical laboratories must be properly certified to receive Medicare or Medicaid payments, CLIA has no direct Medicare or Medicaid program responsibilities.  For more information go to www.cms.gov/clia/.

The Missouri State Public Health Laboratory (MSPHL) is a high complexity laboratory that is certified every two years.  Please see CLIA certificate below. 

CLIA Certificate

AIHA Accredited

The MSPHL participates in the Environmental Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELLAP) for their environmental lead program and is accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) every two years. 

The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) is one of the largest international associations serving the needs of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals practicing industrial hygiene in industry, government, labor, academic institutions, and independent organizations. We:

The Environmental Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELLAP) is an approved lead laboratory accreditation program under the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (NLLAP).
For more information please go to www.aiha.org
Please see AIHA accreditation below:

AIHA Certificate

EPA Certification

All public water supplies are required by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act to monitor their water quality through monthly testing for bacteria. These compliance samples must be tested by a US EPA or State certified laboratory. The MSPHL serves as the primary bacterial testing laboratory for public water supplies in Missouri. The MSPHL performs this testing in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Public Drinking Water Branch (PDWB).

The MSPHL is certified by the US EPA Region 7 Office in Kansas City, Kansas to perform bacterial testing of public drinking water samples.

SPHL - US EPA Certification
Poplar Bluff

Milk Laboratory Certification Program

The MSPHL is the official agency for certification of milk-testing laboratories. The certification program is managed by the Milk Laboratory Evaluation Officer under Missouri’s code of state regulations and the US FDA’s Evaluation of Milk Laboratories Program. The Laboratory Evaluation Officer evaluates and accredits milk laboratories and screening sites throughout the state, and certifies analysts who examine milk supplies for interstate shipment.  Biennial audits are made to determine if milk laboratories and antibiotic screening facilities are producing reliable, valid and verifiable test data. These laboratories provide official testing results to the Missouri State Milk Board, which serves as the official milk regulatory agency in Missouri.

For further information, click on the external links below, or contact the Laboratory Evaluation Officer:

Mr. Leon Luebbering
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
State Public Health Laboratory
101 North Chestnut Street
Jefferson City MO 65101
Phone: 573-751-3334
FAX: 573-522-4032
Email: Leon.Luebbering@health.mo.gov

External Links

Code of State Regulations
FDA Milk Safety References EML & PMO
FDA's 2400 evaluation forms
Missouri State Milk Board

Drinking Water Microbiology Laboratory Certification Program

Laboratories that test drinking water samples from public water supplies must be certified by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Public Drinking Water Branch. Testing is for compliance with the state and federal Safe Drinking Water Act and the Total Coliform Rule. Requirements for laboratory certification are listed in the US EPA Manual for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water, Criteria and Procedures, Quality Assurance, 5th Edition, 2005; Chapter 5: Microbiology.
The State Public Health Laboratory provides staff who serve as Laboratory Certification Officers (LCO’s) for the DNR’s drinking water microbiology laboratory certification program. LCO’s perform on-site evaluations of laboratories requesting certification through DNR’s program. Certification renewal is based on triennial on-site evaluations, and successful performance on annual proficiency tests.

For further information, click on the external links below, or contact the Laboratory Certification Officer:

Mr. Pat Shannon
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
State Public Health Laboratory
101 North Chestnut Street
Jefferson City MO 65101
Phone: 573-751-3334
FAX: 573-522-4032
Email: Pat.Shannon@health.mo.gov

External Links

DNR Public Drinking Water Branch
EPA Laboratory Certification Program and Manual
EPA Safe Drinking Water Act Information Page
EPA Total Coliform Rule Information Page