The 2010 Federal CCF must be used for all federally regulated specimens which will be delivered to a laboratory on or after December 1, 2011.

All federally certified laboratories must treat the use of the 2000 Federal CCF as a correctable discrepancy. If a federally regulated specimen is collected on the 2000 Federal CCF, the collector will have to complete a Certificate of Correction memorandum and attach to the CCF. This will allow the laboratory to proceed with testing without delay.

If a federally regulated specimen is received at the laboratory with a 2000 Federal CCF starting December 1, 2011 and no memorandum is attached, the laboratory will attempt to recover the correctable discrepancy by requesting a Certificate of Correction memorandum from the collection facility via fax. Testing will be delayed until the memorandum is received. If no memorandum is received after five working days, the specimen will be rejected.