IAS: ISO 15189:2012 - Medical Laboratories Accreditation
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ISO 15189:2012

IAS accredits medical laboratories to ISO 15189:2012 and industry specific standards. This accreditation demonstrates to the marketplace and to regulators that the medical laboratories have met the IAS accreditation requirements and are periodically monitored for compliance.

IAS Accreditation for Medical Laboratories
  • Accredits third-party medical laboratories.
  • Assists medical laboratories develop a quality management system to ensure ISO 15189 and ISO 9001 requirements are met
  • Establishes inbuilt processes to educate laboratories to assess their own competence and personnel.
  • Assists in improving quality patient care, needs of patients and clinical personnel whom are responsible for the care of patients.
  • Increases health safety, confidentiality, ethical reporting practices and patient management.
  • The current IAS proposed scope available for applicant and accredited medical laboratories are as follows:
    • Clinical Biochemistry (sub-scope: Toxicology), Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Pathology, Genetics (sub-scope: Cytogenetics), Haematology, Histopathology [sub-scopes: Cytopathology (Cytology) Hospital Autopsy], Immunology, Medical Imaging, Molecular Pathology, Nuclear Medicine, Point-of-care Testing (POCT), Pharmacology


Medical Laboratories accredited by IAS benefit from IAS’s recognition as a signatory to the Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) with the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). The MRA supports international trade by promoting confidence and acceptance of accredited medical reports.

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