FDA’s Proposed Rule for Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests: Part I: Underpinnings of FDA’s Proposed Rule


On October 3, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published its widely anticipated proposed rule on the regulation of laboratory developed tests (LDTs). The proposed rule and policy are the latest in an over decade-long discourse amongst interested stakeholders – laboratories, IVD manufacturers, regulatory agencies, Congress, providers, and patients – as FDA has sought to enhance oversight over LDTs.

In this Insight, we recap the underpinnings of the proposed rule and policy, including the two lengthy discussions contained in the proposed rule on (1) the rationale for the agency’s proposed phaseout policy and (2) FDA’s legal authority for issuing the rule.  Stay tuned next week for our additional analysis of the details of FDA’s proposed five-stage “phaseout” policy and the open questions that remain.

Contact the authors or a member of the Goodwin Life Sciences Regulatory & Compliance team for any questions. Read the full Insight here.