Wishart Node of The Metabolomics Innovation Centre

Quality Management

ISO Certificate

ISO/IEC 17025 certification

ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation ensures that a laboratory has a rigorous, top-quality, internationally-recognized management system in place.  As such, the Wishart Node has achieved ISO/IEC 17025:2017 certification for certain in-house assays, demonstrating we have the ability and competence to provide precise, reproducible testing.

Upcoming Certifications

ISO 15189 certification

The Wishart Node is on track to obtaining ISO 15189 certification.  With this certification, we will have the standard and capability of a medical testing lab under international standard requirements.  ISO 15189 certification demonstrates a lab has a proper quality management system in place, covering various aspects including sample processing and reporting of metabolites as per medical testing standards.

 

CLIA certification

The Wishart Node is also seeking CLIA certification.  The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) statute of 1988 (USA) and its associated regulations specify the quality standards for laboratory testing performed on human specimens, including blood, body fluid, and tissue, for the purpose of diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of disease, or assessment of health.  CLIA certification demonstrates a test was done under strict standards, and may be necessary in some situations, such as reimbursement from a (USA) patient’s insurer.

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