Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics is pleased to announce that as of September 21, 2023, the Departments of Anatomical & Cellular Pathology, Chemical Pathology and Microbiology in the Prince of Wales Hospital of Hong Kong have each achieved ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation. In selecting the AC Diagnostics accreditation program, the Prince of Wales Hospital demonstrates their commitment to quality and competence standards on an internationally recognized platform.
We are pleased to announce that Version 9 (June 2023) of the Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics Medical Laboratory Requirements is now available. Laboratories currently enrolled for AC Diagnostics accreditation have access to all files related to this version through the secure client portal, QView™. The Qview™ folder with these files can be found under General – Accreditation, Laboratory Program, Accreditation Requirements. It contains the requirements, a change report comparing Version 8 to Version 9, and an updated list of references to support the requirements. Documents are available in English and French. In addition, an educational PowerPoint has been added under General – Accreditation, Laboratory Program, Educational Material. The French version of the education material will follow.
Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics is pleased to announce the Genetics Diagnostics Laboratory at CHEO has successfully achieved ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation. The CHEO Genetics Diagnostic Laboratory provides molecular and cytogenetic analysis for disorders affecting children and adults and is a partner in the Genome-wide Sequencing Ontario (GSO) program for rare disease diagnostics.
Accreditation Canada Diagnostics is pleased to announce the laboratory services at the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA), a member-based, non-profit organization operating 18 licensed, acute-care, hospital-based laboratories that service clinical programs across the Champlain Region of Eastern Ontario has achieved ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation. In choosing this option, the organization and facilities send a clear signal of commitment to quality for staff, patients, and other healthcare providers.
We are pleased to share the expected release of Version 9 of the Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics Medical Laboratory Accreditation Requirements will be in Spring 2023, followed by the Version 5 Diagnostic Imaging Requirements in Fall 2023. The release of the new set of requirements was delayed as it depended on the release of a new version of ISO 15189 Medical Laboratories – Requirements for quality and competence, which was published December 6, 2022.
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