ISO 15189 Medical Laboratory Competence and Calibration
ISO 15189 was devised to uphold standards in medical laboratory environments, reflecting the importance of high-quality provision of scientific services as part of the treatment of patients.
This standard is based on ISO 17025, which covers general requirements for the competence of testing laboratories and calibration activities. However, it specifies additional requirements that help labs achieve first-class levels of competence. It is relevant to businesses that operate in diverse areas of healthcare, from toxicology to haematology and genetics to pathology, as well as many other branches of the medical profession.