Laboratory Accreditation : the basis for confidence

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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.

To find out more about the various laboratory External Quality Assessment Schemes, go to www.ukneqas.org.uk, www.riqas.com or www.weqas.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.

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