Requirements for medical pathology services (Third Edition 2018)
This document was published by the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) whilst under the governance of the Department of Health and Aged Care. From 1 July 2021, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) assumed responsibility for coordinating the National Pathology Accreditation (NPA) Scheme and supporting the development of the pathology accreditation standards.
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The Requirements for Medical Pathology Services is intended to apply to all medical pathology testing. The overarching document sets out key requirements for best practice in pathology laboratories and allows the technical requirements in specific areas of pathology testing to be more streamlined subsidiary documents. This document is intended to apply to all medical pathology testing.
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