Accreditation Requirements - Medical Testing Laboratories

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Accreditation requirements


  • ISO 15189:2012 Medical laboratories — Requirements for quality and competence (until December 2025)
  • ISO 15189:2022 Medical laboratories — Requirements for quality and competence
  • ISO 15190:2020 - Medical laboratories — Requirements for Safety
  • CAN/CSA-Z902-20 Blood and blood components
  • SCC Requirements & Guidance – Proficiency Testing for Testing and Medical Laboratories
  • SCC Guidance for the Presentation of Laboratory Scopes of Accreditation
  • ILAC P8:11/2023 ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (Arrangement): Supplementary Requirements for the Use of Accreditation Symbols  and for Claims of Accreditation Status
  • ILAC P9:01/2024 ILAC Policy for Proficiency Testing and/or Interlaboratory comparisons other than Proficiency Testing
  • ILAC P10:07/2020 ILAC Policy on Traceability of Measurement Results 




  • Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ)


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  • Medical laboratories are required to be accredited in the provinces of Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and


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