Laboratory accreditation uses criteria and procedures specifically developed to determine technical competence. Specialist technical assessors conduct a thorough evaluation of all factors in a laboratory that affect the production of test data. The criteria are based on the international standards called ISO/IEC 17025 or ISO 15189, which are used for evaluating laboratories throughout the world.
The concept of Laboratory Accreditation was developed to provide a means for third-party certification of the competence of laboratories to perform specific type(s) of testing. Laboratory Accreditation provides formal recognition of competent laboratories, thus providing a ready means for customers to find reliable testing services in order to meet their demands.Laboratory Accreditation enhances customer confidence in accepting testing reports issued by accredited laboratories. The globalization of Indian economy and the liberalization policies initiated by the Government in reducing trade barriers and providing greater thrust to exports makes it imperative for Accredited Laboratories to be at international level of competence.
1. Unbiased system through sample coding in ERP
2. Technical competence of staff
3. Validity and appropriateness of test methods
4. Traceability of measurements and calibrations to national standards
5. Suitability, calibration and maintenance of test equipment
6. Testing environment
7. Sampling, handling and transportation of test items
8. Quality assurance of test data By this process, laboratory accreditation aims at assuring you or your customers that your laboratory's test data are accurate and reliable. areas for which the laboratory was seeking accreditation. Capabilities that are not listed on the scope of accreditation are not covered by the laboratory's NABL accreditation