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US regulatory organizations

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CDC Logo

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is part of the Department of Health and Human Services. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC conducts research and provides health information to protect Americans against health, safety, and security threats.

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CPR Logo
CPR Logo

Office of Science and Public Health Practice The Center for Preparedness Response (CPR) Office of Science and Public Health Practice adds to the preparedness and response knowledge base and manages preparedness and response counselors, research, and planning tools.

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CLIA Logo
CLIA Logo

The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) regulations include federal standards applicable to all facilities or sites that test human specimens for assessing health, or to diagnose, prevent, or treat disease.

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CDC lab standards Logo
CDC lab standards Logo

CDC offers quality assurance and standardization programs for laboratories to improve the quality and reliability of their measurement processes, including reference materials, proficiency testing, training, guidelines, and consultations.

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International regulatory organizations

German Medical Association Logo
German Medical Association Logo

This directive of the German Medical Association defines the minimum quality assurance requirements regarding measurement accuracy in quantitative laboratory tests for medical purposes in the healing arts.

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CEN Logo
CEN Logo

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) is an association that consists of the national standardization bodies of 34 European countries. CEN supports the standardization activities of a wide range of fields and sectors.

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ISO Logo
ISO Logo

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, nongovernmental international organization of 165 national standards bodies that gathers experts to develop voluntary, consensus-based international standards for a wide range of activities.

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Australia/New Zealand regulatory organizations

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AACB Logo

The Australasian Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (AACB) is the principal professional association of clinical biochemistry and laboratory medicine in Australasia. The organization offers education, training, and professional development opportunities to its members.

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AIMS Logo

The Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists (AIMS) is a professional organization for medical scientists in Australia and beyond in all disciplines of medical laboratory science and laboratory medicine. AIMS provides tools, information, and more to its members in Australia and abroad.

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RCPA Logo
RCPA Logo

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) is the main organization for pathologists and senior scientists in Australasia, including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia. The College aims to train and support pathologists and to improve the use of pathology testing to achieve better healthcare.

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RCPAQAP Logo
RCPAQAP Logo

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) offers resources, products, services, data, and insights to assess the diagnostic and technical proficiency of a wide range of pathology laboratories. It provides leading external quality assurance (EQA) programs and supports continuing medical education.

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NATA Logo
NATA Logo

The National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) is Australia’s national accreditation body for laboratories, inspection bodies, calibration services, certified reference materials producers, and proficiency testing scheme providers in Australia.

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NZIMLS Logo
NZIMLS Logo

The New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science (NZIMLS) is the professional body for medical laboratory scientists in New Zealand. NZIMLS provides continuing education, professional exams, and communication in order to provide high quality diagnostic laboratory services for New Zealanders.

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IANZ Logo
IANZ Logo

International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) serves the people of New Zealand by ensuring that testing laboratories, inspection bodies, medical imaging providers, and others meet international standards and can prove their competence.

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