How do I set up my accredited
Determine your patient's needs and assess the laboratory's test
menu and the selection of test methodologies; taking into
consideration level of complexity of tests, cost effectiveness
and test volume before implementation of new systems.
Ensure that the Laboratory has a qualified Laboratory Director
and Quality Manager who will be responsible for the overall
operation and administration of the laboratory as per NABL
Apply for a NABL certificate by completing and submitting the
NABL application (Form-153).
Enroll in Proficiency Testing for all tests requiring PT
Perform validation of new methods , accuracy, precision, and
reportable range for all applicable analytes.
Establish and implement a procedure manual.
Establish and implement quality control and quality assurance
Specify in writing the responsibilities and duties of each
testing person, ensuring all testing personnel are
The Laboratory must have a record system; Temperature logs,
maintenance logs, master logs, specimen referral logs, reagent
logs, action logs, communication logs, QC logs and patient test
10. Follow NABL
guidelines and good Laboratory Practices.