The department is fully accredited by UKAS in conformance with ISO 15189:2012. Our UKAS Medical Laboratory Reference Number is 8648. The department participates in regular exhaustive assessments to maintain its accreditation status. The department is licensed by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA).The department is committed to delivering a quality service to our users and strives for continual improvement. A quality management system is utilised to ensure all documents, processes, quality records and clinical material are controlled to DLM (Directorate of Laboratory Medicine) policy. Processes and systems are regularly audited to identify non-conformities and quality improvements. The department is committed to the safe and secure handling and disposal of confidential information and accurately reporting results of investigations in a timely, confidential and clinically useful manner.
For further information regarding quality, including technical EQA schemes that the department participates in please see Adult Histopathology
(Last reviewed February 2019)