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The National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) is responsible for developing and maintaining the accreditation standards for pathology laboratories in Australia.
Pathology accrediting agencies independently assess pathology laboratories across Australia to ensure they meet the requirements for pathology practice.
The resources below support clinicians, service providers and accrediting agencies by providing guidance on the requirements for pathology laboratories to be accredited.
The National Pathology Accreditation (NPA) Scheme provides for the Australia-wide coordination of accreditation processes for pathology laboratories in Australia.
The pathology accreditation standards used in Australia protect the public from harm and ensure consistency in pathology practice.