The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) offers an internationally recognized accreditation program for medical testing laboratories throughout Canada.
Requirements for SCC’s Accreditation Program for medical testing laboratories are defined in ISO 15189:2012 Medical laboratories — Requirements for quality and competence.
For laboratories based in Quebec, the program is offered in collaboration with the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ). Under this program, medical testing laboratories are assessed by the BNQ and, based on the report from BNQ, are accredited by SCC.
SCC accreditation helps medical testing laboratories deliver services with confidence and attract new customers. SCC accreditation proves a medical testing laboratory’s ability to manage and perform activities defined by its specific program scope of accreditation. SCC’s Accreditation Program is internationally recognized.
Scope of accreditation
The scope of accreditation defines the activities covered by an organization’s accreditation. SCC accredits medical laboratories within the following disciplines:
- Anatomical pathology
- Genetics / Cytogenetics
- Maternal serum screening
- Molecular biology
- Transfusion medicine
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