Information on Expanding Approval of CLIA Waived Testing for COVID-19 in NYS

Jackie Pappalardi and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

If a nursing home is already registered a limited service lab which is a lab approved to do CLIA waived testing and wants to become approved to perform a waived COVID-19 test, the test(s) will need to be added to the current registration.  To add a test, go to, click on “Changing a Limited Service Laboratory Registration Certificate” and then choose “Add and/or Delete Test Procedures”.  If there any questions on obtaining a LSL registration or adding new tests to an existing LSL registration, please contact

Additional guidance for nursing homes on becoming approved for testing and adding the test to an existing approval are forthcoming.


Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15