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The United Kingdom accreditation service (UKAS) provides international assessment of pathology departments adherence to the quality standards described in ISO 15189.
This involves comprehensive assessment that the department adheres to the ISO 15189 standards. These standards assess the full range of the service provided by the Pathology pre/post-analytical, analytical, quality management system and advisory services based at the Royal Derby Hospital.
During on-going service/assay improvements there maybe occasions when methods used to measure tests listed on the UKAS website have changed and are awaiting re-assessment by UKAS, before being included in the schedule. These exceptions will be listed below. If a test is not listed in the UKAS website or is displayed below it is not UKAS accredited.
For more information contact Mariska Faint-Uffen, the pathology quality manager. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assays awaiting assessment, not UKAS accredited:
Until recently we were accredited to UKAS 15189 for the following tests. Following an equipment upgrade, some of the analysis is now performed on new analysers from our existing supplier, which we have verified internally and are now awaiting accreditation approval by UKAS.