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ILAC Medical Lab Accred

ILAC Medical Lab Accred

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ISO 15189Medical Laboratory Accreditation
 global trust 
Testing – Calibration – Inspection
International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation
 
Accreditation:
 A tool to demonstrate the competenceof medical laboratories and ensure the delivery of timely,accurate and reliable results.
Medical laboratory services are essential in the diagnosis and assessment of the health of patients. Their services encompass arrangements for requisition, patient preparation, patientidentification, collection of samples, transportation, storage, processing and examination of clinical samples, together with subsequent result validation, interpretation, reporting andadvice. Medical laboratory services should therefore meet the needs of all patients, clinicalpersonnel responsible for patient care and any other interested parties.The laboratory’s aim is not only to provide accurate results, but to do so on the right patientwithin a meaningful timeframe as regards clinical management, using appropriate laboratoryprocedures and with a respect for ethics, confidentiality and the safety of the patient.
 global trus
Testing – Calibration – Inspection
ISO 15189 Medical Laboratory Accreditation
 
 global trus
Testing – Calibration – Inspection
To demonstrate the quality and reliability of their services, medical laboratories can seekaccreditation to ISO 15189:
Medical laboratories – Particular requirements for quality and competence
, an internationally recognised standard that contains the requirementsnecessary for diagnostic laboratories to demonstrate their competence to deliver reliableservices.ISO 15189 covers the essential elements for medical laboratories to demonstrate the qualityand competence of their services, as well as to consistently deliver technically valid test or “examination” results as they are known in the standard. The standard, which has beendeveloped with strong involvement from the medical, scientific and clinical community, is for the use of medical laboratories in developing their management systems and maintainingtheir own competence; and for accreditation bodies to confirm or recognise the competenceof these laboratories through accreditation.
A Recognition of Competence

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