Accreditation for Medical Laboratories & Imaging as per ISO 15189:2012

Accreditation for Medical Laboratories & Imaging

United Accreditation Foundation UAF Accreditation scheme for Medical Testing laboratories is strictly built as per ISO 15189:2012.

ISO 15189:2012 delivers the specific requirements for quality and competence that are specific to medical laboratories. The standard encourages global harmonization of medical practices.   It safeguards the health and safety of patients and healthcare providers.

The laboratories are the key associates in health safety. Laboratory results influence 75% of medical diagnoses. Quality of laboratory service is the main issue which directly affects the quality of health care. The clinical laboratory as a whole has to provide the best patient care encouraging excellence.

The International Standard ISO 15189 delivers requirements for competence and quality of medical laboratories. Accredited medical laboratories enhance credibility and competency of their testing services. It contains all of the requirements for a medical laboratory’s quality management system, as well as the technical requirements used as the basis for confirming a medical laboratory’s competence to perform specific medical tests. Accreditation also helps Laboratories to meet National regulatory requirements.

If you are interested to apply for UAF Accreditation of your Medical Testing Laboratory in accordance with ISO 15189:2012, please send an email at to request the following documents for Accreditation.

Please read Specific requirements for Medical Testing laboratories, Proficiency Testing, Guidance on Retention Period of Records, Scopes of Accreditation, Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty and other guiding documents in the publication area.

Documents for Accreditation
  • Application For Accreditation for Medical Laboratory: UAF-APL-CAB-11
  • General Criteria for Accreditation Requirements :UAF-GEN-CAB-01
  • General Criteria for Conditions for the Use of UAF Accreditation Symbol :UAF-GEN-CAB-02
  • Fees : UAF-CAB-MLAB-FEES-00
  • Documentation Checklist as per ISO 15189 : UAF-CKL-MLAB-01