These laboratories have been re-assessed by IQMH and successfully maintained their ISO 15189 PLUS™ accreditation status. (Statistics for January – June 2016)
We are pleased to announce that LifeLabs – Toronto Pan Am Laboratory has achieved ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation. In choosing this option, a laboratory sends a clear signal of commitment to quality for staff, patients, and other healthcare providers. LifeLabs – Toronto Pan Am Laboratory located in the Polyclinic at the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village will also provide lab services at the five satellite accommodation locations
I am responsible for overseeing specimen collection at a large, multi-site facility. We receive samples from 6 smaller satellite sites. In order to meet requirement V.B.3 (evaluating specimen transport systems) do I need to validate each route, or can I simply validate the longest distance and assume shorter transit times are acceptable as well?
Originally taken from an article by Julie Coffey in April, 2003 and updated by Carol Julian. This article details what you can expect from your assessment team members on the accreditation assessment visit day(s) and how you can prepare in advance of your assessment visit.
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