National Pathology Accreditation Scheme

The National Pathology Accreditation (NPA) Scheme provides for the Australia-wide coordination of accreditation processes for pathology laboratories in Australia.

NPA Scheme news and announcements

April 2022

Public consultation

The drafts for consultation on the following pathology standards have been released for feedback:

  • Medical testing for human genetic variation standard (Third Edition)
  • Packaging and transport of pathology specimens and associated materials standard (Fifth Edition)

Download the PDF to see the changes:

Public consultation starts on Wednesday 20 April 2022 and ends Wednesday 1 June 2022.

To provide feedback on the pathology standards, use the online feedback forms below.

Fact sheet

New fact sheet:

Pathology standard

Updated pathology standard effective 22 April 2022.

March 2022

New advisory effective 4 April 2022:

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