Quality assurance and management
The Doctors Laboratory is committed to providing doctors with pathology of the highest quality. The quality of results is of fundamental importance, and the laboratory operates to stringent technical and administrative standards.
Internal quality assurance is achieved by strict adherence to standard operating procedures for all analytical processes. TDL participates in recognised National External Quality Assessment Schemes; these schemes are subscribed to by NHS and private laboratories. The U.K. Accreditation Service (UKAS) provides accreditation to the internationally recognised ISO 15189 Medical Laboratories: Requirements for Quality and Competence standard. Results are subjected to strict internal and external quality control.
Details of the laboratories to whom TDL refers specialist testing are available from TDL Referrals. These laboratories are UKAS accredited or of equal accreditation status.
Quality Assurance is administered by TDL’s Quality Management Group (QMG), who also adhere to regulatory and accreditation requirements.