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Documentation Required for Accreditation of Medical Testing Laboratories with Special Reference to National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration of Laboratories

2020 International Journal of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine  
Medical testing laboratories are undergoing accreditation to cope with the international standards. During the last decade, there was a significant increase in the number of medical testing laboratories undergoing accreditation procedures. In India, National Accreditation Board for testing and calibration of Laboratories (NABL) and National Accreditation Board for Hospital and health care providers (NABH) are two autonomous bodies under Quality Council of India (QCI) conducting onsite
more » ... ng onsite assessment to grand accreditation. The onsite assessment is focused on the technical competency and supportive evidences of documentation against the implementation of standards prescribed by International Organization for Standardization 15189:2012. Despite the necessary training on the standards, many laboratory people are not aware about the details that must be included while preparing various registers as supportive documents. This emphasizes the need for an article to highlight the essential details that must be incorporated while preparing documents. This review article discusses the preparation of documentation necessary for NABL accreditation programme for medical testing laboratories.
doi:10.20431/2455-7153.0601002 fatcat:eyf7n5tvi5aelkvwsafok2ess4