LSTM’s Clinical Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory (CDPL) has had its United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditation renewed after an annual review in November last year.
This is the first review that the lab has undertaken since becoming fully accredited by UKAS in 2016 after previously being CPA (Clinical Pathology Accreditation) accredited since 2012. Accreditation is the industry standard and gives customers the assurance that the laboratory is providing quality results and a standardised, reliable referral service.
The team in the CDPL examine an average 4000 clinical samples annually, referred from NHS trusts and private clinics throughout the UK as well as those across Europe. It can provide diagnostic testing for a full range of human parasitic infections including some of those that LSTM specialises in such as malaria, filariasis, schistosomiasis, strongyloides and African trypanosomiasis.
The assessment was a great success with the CDPL retaining its UKAS accreditation for all diagnostic tests placed on scope of practice. Jayne Jones, CDPL Laboratory Manager, said: “I am delighted that we have been successful in our reaccreditation, the team has worked very hard and accreditation reassures our clients that we are providing an excellent service in delivering quality results under ISO standards.”
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