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Title: Overview of the laboratory accreditation programme of the College of American Pathologists
Authors: Abu Amero, K.K.
Issue Date: 2002
Language: English
Abstract: Although Saudi medical laboratories have developed enormously over the past 25 years, the absence of a national body for medical laboratory accreditation has meant the number of accredited laboratories [seven] remains low. Of these, five are accredited by the College of American Pathologists' Laboratory Accreditation Program [LAP]-the 'gold standard' of laboratory accreditation. It requires successful performance in the College of American Pathologists' proficiency testing programme as well as passing on-site inspections carried out by practising laboratory technicians, after which the laboratory is accredited for a 2-year period. This article gives an insight into the current situation of laboratory accreditation in Saudi Arabia and an updated overview of the process involved in obtaining laboratory accreditation from the College of American Pathologists
Description: 654-663
Keywords: Accreditation
Clinical Competence
Fees and Charges
Needs Assessment
Pathology, Clinical
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Societies, Medical
Subject: Laboratories
ISSN: 1020-3397
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