UKAS/CPA partnership a milestone in international labs accreditation:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK Accreditation Service and the UK's Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) have described the recent ISO 15189:2003 accreditation of laboratory services in Mexico as a milestone in international activities in this area. Mexican pathology and diagnostic services group Grana SA/ Laboratorios Dr Moreira (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon) was the recipient of the first accreditation under a UKAS/CPA partnership. The assessment also involved New Zealand and Mexican counterparts IANZ and EMA as observers. The UKAS/CPA partnership was established to "strengthen the authority and reputation of accreditation in the UK and internationally, by bringing together two organisations with established reputations in their respective fields".