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IQMH participates in the work of the International Organization of Standardization as a member of the ISO/TC212 WG1, the working group responsible for the review of the ISO 15189:2012 standard. IQMH’s accreditation requirements are based on ISO 15189:2012 Medical laboratories — Requirements for quality and competence and facilities accredited by IQMH may have valuable feedback to share with this ISO Working Group.
We are pleased to announce that CanAlt Health Laboratories has achieved ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation.
Congratulations to the laboratory at Royal Victoria Health Centre for achieving accreditation to the ISO 15189 Plus™ program!
Setting international standards for excellence: ISO 15189
ISO 15189 is the standard of choice for the accreditation of medical diagnostic facilities. It requires them to standardize processes and procedures for both quality system and technical requirements, set up a no-blame environment that drives continual improvement, establish an interface with users and ensure the reliability and accuracy of test results.
The IQMH Centre for Accreditation is embarking on an exciting project in 2016 to develop an accreditation program for diagnostic (medical) imaging (DI) services.
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.
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