Laboratory Specimens for Clinical Research

This course will introduce you to regulations and guidelines that oversee the process of laboratory sample collection and shipping of human specimens for clinical research use in the United States. Topics in this course include: Clinical Laboratories, CLIA Certification, Site Responsibility and Documentation, Medical Waste Disposal, and Packaging and Transport of Specimens. After completing this course, learners will be able to identify the rules and regulations that apply to laboratory samples. In addition, learners will also be able to recognize how a sponsor utilizes the services of a central laboratory and how a principal investigator utilizes a local laboratory. Finally, learners will be able to identify the sponsor and investigator site responsibilities for collection of specimens, as well as specimen packaging for shipping. 

After this course learners will be able to identify the rules and regulations that apply to laboratory samples. recognize how a sponsor utilizes the services of a central laboratory and how a principal investigator utilizes a local laboratory. identify the sponsor and investigator site responsibilities for collection of specimens, as well as specimen packaging for shipping.