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STANDARDS LINK VOL 1- ISSUE 17 - Medical Laboratories working towards Accreditation

 


 

Medical Laboratories working towards Accreditation

 

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) has identified the transformation of the delivery of medical laboratory services in Saint Lucia as an important activity in building a national quality infrastructure.  To this the SLBS brought together personnel in the sector together in a workshop to mark World Accreditation Day in June, 2017 under the theme, “accreditation of medical laboratories”.

Central to the discussion was accreditation to ISO/IEC 15189:2012 Requirements for Quality and Competence in Medical Laboratories, through the Stepwise Improvement Programme for accreditation of medical labs. 

The Stepwise Improvement Programme is collaboration between Centre for Disease Control (CDC) the World Health Organization (WHO) the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Region Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ). 

The programme enables laboratories to interpret and follow a three tiered approach to achieving accreditation. It is designed to simplify the requirements of the standard by setting reasonable targets of success 

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards is charged with the promotion of accreditation to encourage good practice, and to provide national administrative links between potential laboratory clients and the Accreditation Bodies.

The SLBS as the National Accreditation Focal Point (NAFP) is keen on strengthening its work with the  medical laboratories in providing  guidance and assistance in the Stepwise implementation of ISO/IEC 15189:2012, in the areas of training,  technical assistance where possible, and providing a channel for information on the requirements of the standard, proficiency testing  and accreditation.

 

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