The role of the clinical laboratory becomes more and more important for the diagnosis, prediction, monitoring and therapeutic treatment of patients. The requirement for accurate and reliable laboratory results is obvious and indispensable.
Accreditation is a means of ensuring that such a requirement is met, thus contributing to the establishment and further development of a trusting relationship between the laboratory, the patients and the associate clinical doctors.
Accreditation is, at a global level, the cornerstone of the Conformity Assessment. Legal or natural persons are accredited when proving that they perform specific activities responsibly, impartially and with technical competence, according to both standardization (international and national standards) and specific regulatory requirements.
Benefits for the laboratory
Obtaining comparable results of similar laboratory testing methods,clients’ confidence in the results of clinical trials,enhancing the laboratory reputation and improving its competitiveness in the field of health services, implementation of a quality management system with specific guidelines and requirements, leading to a properly organized and operational laboratory.
Benefits for the patient
• The results reliability and validity of the accredited services is ensured.
Accredited services in Greece are accepted in Europe and worldwide, without the need for re-evaluation,the need for continuous laboratory adaptation to international accreditation standards and national health regulations is enhanced, thus ensuring services of better quality.