Phone: (305) 373-6295 bcgmia@bellsouth.net

The EOC has approved the use of US labs performing high complexity testing with at least a CLIA certification.  All labs recognized as meeting minimum requirements for performing medical laboratory diagnostics at high-level complexity should be CLIA certified.  A link to their listing of all certified labs is provided below.https://www.cdc.gov/clia/LabSearch.html

Additionally the large private accreditation body in the US is:
CAP: https://www.cap.org/laboratory-improvement/accreditation/accredited-laboratory-and-biorepository-directory/

Returning citizens and residents should be able to use these resources to identify labs that can perform SARS-CoV2 PCR tests that will be acceptable for re-entry.

For internationally recognized accreditation bodies, ILAC, will list international accreditation bodies are approved.  For persons outside of the US, they should use a lab accredited by one of the accreditation bodies listed in the link. The ISO standards for lab include ISO 15189: 2012https://ilac.org/publications-and-resources/ilac-promotional-brochures/

For internationally recognized accreditation bodies, ILAC, will list international accreditation bodies are approved.  For persons outside of the US, they should use a lab accredited by one of the accreditation bodies listed in the link. The ISO standards for lab include ISO 15189: 2012https://ilac.org/publications-and-resources/ilac-promotional-brochures/

MOFA (Click Here):

Repatriation of Bahamian nationals and permanent residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consular services and jurisdictions for each of The Bahamas  Embassies and Consulates

OPM (Click Here):

COVID-19 updates from the Office of the Prime Minister including use of emergency powers, COVID-19 facts and additional useful links.

COVID-19 (Click Here):

An in-depth look at COVID-19 prevention, symptoms, and testing. Additionally, a resource for news updates, travel and facts about the coronavirus.