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Test Directory

Test Directory Index - each test is listed within the index within the index groups below. Please check within the tabs below for up to date information. If the test is not there, please inform our Pathology Quality Manager.

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Laboratory Accreditation

CDDFT Pathology Laboratories are mainly accredited to ISO 15189:2012, however due to the nature of the way in which UKAS grants accreditation, it is the test that is accredited and not the laboratory.

UKAS maintains a register of laboratories that are accredited to ISO 15189:2012, which can be accessed via the UKAS website (https://www.ukas.com/search-accredited-organisations/). The UKAS website holds a schedule of accreditation for the laboratory that lists the individual tests for which the laboratory are currently accredited for. Other tests may be awaiting completion of Extension to Scope (i.e. new test that is in the process of being added to the schedule of accreditation) and / or transitioning from CPA accreditation to UKAS. Therefore pathology reports may contain a combination of accredited and unaccredited tests.

Please be assured that it is normal practice for laboratories to be accredited for a number of tests, however there could be a number of tests that are unaccredited. This does not necessarily indicate that these tests are of inferior quality, the tests have the same level of internal and external quality assurance associated with them, they are just yet to be officially accredited by UKAS.

Users of the CDDFT pathology service may wish to be certain that all tests they are sending for analysis are accredited by UKAS. This information can be obtained using the link above to the UKAS website. After viewing the UKAS Schedule of Accreditation, if you would like to discuss the accreditation status of any of our tests please contact the Pathology Quality Manager initially to discuss, and if further assurance or information is required (i.e. how we assure quality results for the test) this information can be provided upon request from the departmental lead.

'In recent times, I have utilised admissions to Richardson for respite direct from my fracture clinic, even at weekends. I have never worked anywhere with this efficiency before - it is reassuring and invaluable for the patient.'

Patient, Lowson / Starling Wards, Richardson Hospital