Clinical Laboratory Examination Law and Legal Definition

Clinical laboratory examination is referred to various processes conducted in a laboratory to test various biological specimens for detecting diseases or analyzing the state of health of a person for giving treatment.

Following is an example of California state statute [Cal Bus & Prof Code § 1206(4)] defining Clinical Laboratory Examination:

“Clinical Laboratory Examination means the detection, identification, measurement, evaluation, correlation, monitoring, and reporting of any particular analyte, entity, or substance within a biological specimen for the purpose of obtaining scientific data which may be used as an aid to ascertain the presence, progress, and source of a disease or physiological condition in a human being, or used as an aid in the prevention, prognosis, monitoring, or treatment of a physiological or pathological condition in a human being, or for the performance of nondiagnostic tests for assessing the health of an individual.”