Seminar for experts in the accreditation of medical laboratories

On November 30, 2018, the National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine held a seminar with the view of maintaining competence of experts in the accreditation of medical laboratories against the requirements of ДСТУ EN/ISO 15189:2015.

The seminar was attended by 8 non-staff experts in the accreditation of medical laboratories.

The seminar was held by I. Kyslovska, lecturer of the National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine, Chief Specialist of the Division for Clinical and Medical Laboratories Accreditation.

During the seminar, the following issues were considered:

Getting familiarized with EA and ILAC documents, which are mandatory during accreditation, namely:

1) EA 4/20G:2014 – Guidance for the Assessment of Laboratories against EN ISO 15189 and EN ISO 22870 Point-of-Care Testing (POCT);

2) EA-4/17 M:2008 – EA position paper on the description of scopes of accreditation of medical laboratories;

3) EA-4/16 G:2003 – EA guidelines on the expression of uncertainty in quantitative testing;

4) ILAC P9:06/2014 – ILAC Policy for Participation in Proficiency Testing Activities;

5) ILAC P10:01/2013 – ILAC Policy on Traceability of Measurement Results.

Participants of the seminar actively engaged in discussing the proposed topics, asked questions and made suggestions for improving the work of NAAU accreditation personnel.