The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, or RCPA, has long supported excellence in provision of external quality assurance (EQA) for pathology laboratories. Quality assurance programs began in 1968 in Chemical Pathology, Hematology, Blood Bank, Microbiology and Anatomical Pathology. These discipline-specific programs were originally offered by independent organisation that became increasingly large and complex. Overall accreditation is ISO 9001:2015-Quality Management Systems. Each of our programs is individually accredited by NATA and complies with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17043:2010 – Conformity assessment-general requirements for proficiency testing.
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