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June 9, 2017 marks World Accreditation Day (#WAD2017), a global initiative jointly established by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and International Accreditation Forum (IAF) Chairs to promote the value of accreditation.
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.
June, 9, 2016 marks World Accreditation Day as a global initiative, jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation.
During the week of November 23–27 2015, the IQMH Centre for Accreditation was evaluated for compliance to ISO/IEC 17011:2014 Conformity assessment – General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies by an international team representing the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC). These evaluations occur every four years and are necessary to maintain our signatory standing to issue ISO 15189 Plus™ certificates to our clients.
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