The Diagnostic Accreditation Program sets accreditation standards for best practices that are evidence based, outcome focused and aligned to the principles of continuous quality improvement. The accreditation standards are comprehensive and address medical, technical, and management aspects of service delivery.
The accreditation standards for the Laboratory Medicine disciplines have been developed though a collaborative, consultative and consensus building process that involved health professionals and organizations, academics, health authorities (public) and private facilities. The accreditation standards are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure they are relevant, applicable and are reflective of current best practices.
The 2010 edition of the Laboratory Medicine Accreditation Standards came into effect for all new facilities/services on April 28, 2010. Facilities/services that already have an accreditation award will be resurveyed using the 2010 edition of the Standards.
All new facilities, and new services provided by an accredited facility, must proceed through the Initial Assessment process PRIOR to service delivery and testing of equipment on people. New facilities or services should visit the New Facility page for information on Initial Assessment.
The 2010 edition of the Laboratory Medicine Accreditation Standards have been internationally reviewed and Accredited by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua).
*2010 Laboratory Medicine Accreditation Standards
* Please note that Cytology Standards are currently under revision
*Please note that the Informatics Standards are currently under revision
Memo – Changes to Laboratory Medicine Accreditation Standards 2010
Updated April 3, 2012