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Crack the ISO Code: Your accreditation is recognized world-wide because IQMH Centre for Accreditation receives four-year recognition

By Editor on 6/23/2016

With enormous pride, the IQMH Centre for Accreditation announces its continued 4-year recognition as a signatory to the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA). APLAC is a cooperation of accreditation bodies whose objective is to establish, develop and expand a mutual recognition arrangement among accreditation bodies. There are currently 38 signatories in 23 economies recognized by APLAC. These accreditation bodies have a variety of scopes, 17 of which accredit medical laboratories to ISO 15189, including IQMH. The scopes of recognition of each signatory are summarized below; those recognized for medical testing are shown in red.

  • NATA Australia - testing, calibration, inspection, RMP, ISO 15189, PTP
  • BAB Bangladesh - testing, calibration
  • SCC Canada - testing, calibration, ISO 15189
  • CALA Canada - testing
  • IQMH Canada - ISO 15189
  • CNAS People’s Republic of China - testing, calibration, inspection, ISO 15189, RMP, PTP
  • HKAS Hong Kong China - testing, calibration, ISO 15189, inspection, RMP, PTP
  • NABL India - testing, calibration, ISO 15189
  • NABCB India - inspection
  • KAN Indonesia - testing, calibration, inspection; ISO 15189
  • JAB Japan - testing, calibration, ISO 15189, inspection, RMP, PTP
  • IAJapan Japan - testing, calibration, RMP
  • VLAC Japan – testing
  • GAC Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - testing
  • KOLAS Republic of Korea - testing, calibration
  • Standards Malaysia Malaysia - testing, calibration, ISO 15189, inspection
  • ema Mexico - testing, calibration, ISO 15189, inspection, PTP
  • MNAS Mongolia - testing, calibration
  • IANZ New Zealand - testing, calibration, ISO 15189, inspection, RMP, PTP
  • PNAC Pakistan - testing, calibration
  • PNGLAS Papua New Guinea - testing
  • PAB Philippines - testing, calibration
  • AAC Analitica Russian Federation - testing; RMP
  • SAC Singapore - testing, calibration, ISO 15189, inspection, PTP
  • SLAB Sri Lanka - testing, ISO 15189, calibration, inspection
  • TAF Chinese Taipei - testing, calibration, ISO 15189, inspection, RMP, PTP
  • BLQS DMSc Thailand - testing, ISO 15189, RMP
  • DSS BLA Thailand - testing, RMP, PTP
  • NSC-ONSC Thailand - testing, calibration, inspection (previously known as  NSC-ONAC and TLAS)
  • A2LA USA - testing, calibration, inspection, RMP, ISO 15189, PTP
  • ANAB USA - testing, calibration, RMP, inspection, PTP
  • IAS USA - testing, calibration, inspection
  • A-S-B doing business as L-A-B USA - testing, calibration
  • NVLAP USA - testing, calibration
  • PJLA Inc. USA - testing, calibration, RMP
  • AIHA-LAP, LLC USA - testing
  • BOA Vietnam - testing, calibration, inspection, ISO 15189
  • JAS-ANZ Australasia - inspection

All signatories of the APLAC MRA are regularly evaluated by their peers against the International Standard ISO/IEC 17011: Conformity assessment—General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies. IQMH was evaluated in November 2015 by a team from Singapore and Hong Kong. Our report was accepted by the APLAC MRA Council in Taipei on June 15, 2016. Automatically, IQMH is recognized by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) MRA. Mutual recognition means that each MRA signatory agrees to recognize accreditations granted by the other signatories as equivalent to their own.

It is a great honour for our program to be recognized until 2020 as part of this Arrangement to promote international confidence in our medical laboratories. 

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