Links & Sources
To check the registration of an individual laboratory professional, visit www.gmc-uk.org for doctors and www.hpc-uk.org for scientists (clinical scientists and biomedical scientists - there are separate registers for each group).
To check the accreditation status of a laboratory, or to find out more about laboratory inspections, visit www.cpa-uk.co.uk.
Further information on the Human Tissue Authority at http://www.hta.gov.uk/
Details about the Human Fertilisation and Embryonic Authority may be found at http://guide.hfea.gov.uk/guide/
Also see: A practical guide to accreditation in laboratory medicine. David Burnett, ACB Venture Publications, 2002.