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UKAS accreditation

Pathology accreditation

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.


Services from Derby within the scope of the UKAS accreditation service

  • Andrology
  • Phlebotomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Haematology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Serology
  • Cellular Pathology
  • Cytology
  • Consultant lead clinical advisory services for all disciplines


Service not currently within the scope of UKAS accreditation service

  • Point-of-care testing


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:


Assays awaiting assessment, not UKAS accredited:

  • Vitality assessment
  • Retrograde Urine analysis


  • Vitamin A&E


  • SOX10


  • Viral CSF PCR
  • Respiratory virus PCR
  • Urine Microscopy


Service not currently within the scope of UKAS accreditation service as awaiting re-assessment

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.


  • Albumin
  • ALT - Alanine transferase
  • AST - Asparate transferase
  • Amylase
  • Bilirubin total
  • Bicarbonate
  • Calcium
  • BNP - Brain naturetic peptide
  • Chloride
  • Conjugated Bilirubin
  • CK - Creatine Kinase
  • Cortisol
  • Creatinine
  • CRP - C-reactive protein
  • CSF Glucose
  • CSF Total protein
  • Digoxin
  • Oestradiol
  • Ferritin
  • FSH - Follicular stimulating hormone
  • FT4 - Free thyroxine
  • FT3 - Free tri-iodothyronine
  • Gentamycin
  • GGT - Gamma Glutamyl transferase
  • Glucose
  • Intact hCG
  • HDL - High density lipoprotein
  • IgA
  • IgG
  • IgM
  • Potassium
  • Lactate
  • LH - Lutenising hormone
  • Lipaemia index
  • Magnesium
  • Paracetamol
  • Phosphate
  • Placental growth
  • Prolactin
  • Progesterone
  • PTH - Parathyroid hormone
  • Salicylate
  • Sodium
  • Soluble fms-likw tyrosine kinase-1
  • (sFlt-1)
  • Serum folate
  • SHBG - Sex hormone binding
  • globulin
  • Testosterone
  • Total Cholesterol
  • Total Protein
  • Total PSA - Prostate specific antigen
  • Transferrin
  • Triglyceride
  • Troponin T
  • TSH - Thyroid stimulating Hormone
  • Urea
  • Urate
  • Urine Albumin
  • Urine total protein
  • Urine creatinine
  • Vancomycin
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin D
  • Urine sodium
  • Urine potassium
  • Urine Amylase
  • Urine Urea
  • Urine urate
  • Urine Glucose
  • Urine Calcium
  • Urine Phosphate


  • ESR - Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
  • Apixaban
  • Rivaroxaban
  • Factor V Leiden
  • Prothrombin 20210A gene
  • FBC performed on Sysmex XN550 analyser (located insatellite lab on ward 302)