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A clinical laboratory that performs testing and requires licensure must obtain a license from the Department of Public Health (DPH) before starting testing.
Before applying for Massachusetts state licensure, a clinical laboratory must participate in an approved proficiency-testing program that covers all laboratory analytes for which proficiency testing is available. The laboratory must be enrolled under the same name that will appear on the license and must authorize the proficiency testing service to release all test results to the Clinical Laboratory Program.
A laboratory that is already licensed and wishes to add a specialty or subspecialty must notify and obtain approval from DPH before starting testing.
For more information about clinical laboratory licensure in Massachusetts, please see the frequently asked questions about clinical laboratory state licensure page.
Check the category of license applying for, or which the laboratory currently holds, as indicated on page 1 of the application:
Please pay in the form of a check or money order, payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Please complete and return all forms and supplementary documents before applying. We are unable to process incomplete application packets.
Please send the application, all required forms and documentation, and the licensure fee to:
Clinical Laboratory Program
Department of Public Health99 Chauncy St., 11th FloorBoston, MA 02111
The following documents must be completed in full as part of the clinical laboratory licensure application packet.
You must also include a list of corporate officers and/or the Board of Trustees, whichever is applicable.
After DPH receives all completed application materials:
Clinical laboratory licenses are valid for 2 years. However, if there is a change in ownership, the new owner of the laboratory is required to apply for a new clinical laboratory license.