WAS Accreditation For Medical Laboratories

ISO 15189 which defines particular requirements for the quality and competence of medical laboratories. It may be noted that the medical laboratories accredited to ISO 15189 (a sector-specific technical competence and management system standard) are recognized as meeting the management system principles of ISO 9001. Medical laboratories services are essential to patient care and include arrangements for requisition, patient preparation, patient identification, collection of samples, transportation, storage, processing and examination of clinical samples, together with subsequent validation, interpretation, reporting and advice, in additions to the considerations of safety and ethics in the laboratory.

WAS Accreditation Is Available Primarily For The Following Classifications:

Pathology, Chemistry , Cytogenetics, Hematology, Histocompatibility, Immunology, Microbiology, Point of Care Testing, Immunohaematology and Imaging.

WAS Accreditation requires that the Medical Laboratories must conform to the most recent version of the following standards:

  • ISO 15189 - Medical laboratories -- Particular requirements for quality and competence
  • Demonstrated Technical Competence specific to the field in which Testing is performed
Relevant WAS Accreditation Requirements.