Resources for the pathology standards

The resources below support clinicians, service providers and accrediting agencies by providing guidance on the requirements for pathology laboratories to be accredited.

Notice

From 1 July 2021, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) is responsible for coordinating the National Pathology Accreditation (NPA) Scheme and managing the development of the pathology accreditation standards.

For enquiries about the NPA Scheme or the resources provided below, email pathology@safetyandquality.gov.au.

Testing for COVID-19

In response to the coronavirus diseases 2019 (COVID‑19) pandemic, the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) has developed a number of resources relating to COVID‑19 to support the Australian healthcare system.

Errors and corrections


Advisories


Fact sheets and FAQs

  • Recording – Understanding the NPAAC Requirements for supervision in the clinical governance of medical pathology laboratories seminar


Best practice guidelines

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Publication, report or update

Feedback

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