Medical laboratory services are essential to patient care and therefore have to be available to meet the needs of all patients and the clinical personnel responsible for the care of those patients. Such services include arrangements for examination requests, patient preparation, patient identification, collection of samples, transportation, storage, processing and examination of clinical samples, together with subsequent interpretation, reporting and advice, in addition to the considerations of safety and ethics in medical laboratory work.
While this International Standard is intended for use throughout the currently recognized disciplines of medical laboratory services, those working in other services and disciplines such as clinical physiology, medical imaging and medical physics could also find it useful and appropriate. In addition, bodies engaged in the recognition of the competence of medical laboratories will be able to use this International Standard as the basis for their activities.
** The 3-Day Certificate Program is intended for those who wish to become Auditors specific to ISO 15189:2012 and would like to advance their career whether for their own organization's use or as external assessor. Upon completion of the certificate program, the graduates will be invited to join actual audits by the Certifying Body for further training to become an Auditor. Existing ISO assessors are invited to join this Program.