Are diagnostic laboratories considered to be ACCME-defined commercial interests?

Published Date: 
June 25, 2015

A diagnostic laboratory is not considered an ACCME-defined commercial interest if its business is limited to the provision of diagnostic services that provide clinical results or information to healthcare professionals for their treatment of patients.

A diagnostic laboratory is considered an ACCME-defined commercial interest if it produces, markets, distributes, or re-sells proprietary diagnostic products or devices to other entities or individuals, such as other laboratories, clinics, clinicians, or patients for the provision of clinical service—for example, providing on-site or in-home clinical results.

A diagnostic laboratory that is owned or controlled by an ACCME-defined commercial interest is considered an ACCME-defined commercial interest.

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