Mexican labs flaunt ISO 15189 accreditation "first":
This article was originally published in Clinica
Mexican pathology and diagnostic services firm Grana SA/ Laboratorios Dr Moreira recently gained international standard ISO 15189:2003 accreditation for a wide range of services. The areas specifically covered by its certificate are: biochemistry, endocrinology, lipids, serology, immunology, haematology, urinalysis, microbiology, parasitology, cytology and histopathology. The Monterrey, Nuevo Leon laboratories also offer testing in genetics, bacterology and nuclear medicine, among other things - totalling almost 1,100 types of tests, according to its website (www.labmoreira.com). The accreditation by the UK's leading body in this area (UKAS), in partnership with the UK's Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA), has been billed as a milestone in the provision of such services internationally.