Clinical Pathology Accreditation


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Clinical Pathology Accreditation

A laboratory accreditation service which is part of UK Accreditation Service (UKAS), and operates a voluntary accreditation scheme determined by strict guidelines involving a thorough assessment of all procedures within the laboratory, including external quality assessment, internal quality control, standard operating procedures and personnel training, as well as a thorough site inspection. To ensure standards are maintained after successful accreditation, the laboratory must apply annually to renew registration, and have a site inspection at regular intervals.
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11) The Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) Standards state that interpretation of results is an important component of clinical laboratories' services.
In the pack, there is a section on developments in the histopathology service and it refers to a recent accreditation visit which was undertaken by the Clinical Pathology Accreditation Team.
Micropathology Ltd, based at the University of Warwick Science Park, Barclays Venture Centre, off Sir William Lyons Road, Canley, has been presented with the award from the Clinical Pathology Accreditation Agency.
The Royal College of Pathologists recognises that attainment of consultant status will be medical consultant equivalents and this status is similarly recognized by the Clinical Pathology Accreditation (UK) Ltd in its standards for laboratory accreditation which states: "Each discipline shall be professionally directed by a consultant pathologist or a clinical scientist of equivalent status".

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