Publication new version Specific Accreditation Protocol RvA-SAP-M000 (=Accreditation of Medical Laboratories (general))

The Dutch Accreditation Council has published a new version of the following Specific Accreditation Protocol:

The reason for the release of a new version is, among other things, that in the existing version what was previously recorded in RvA-SAP-M001 (=Point of Care Testing (POCT)) and in RvA T044 (=EN ISO 15189-scopes for medical laboratories) has been adopted. In addition, some changes have been made following the publication of a new version of EA 2/15M (=EA Requirements for the Accreditation of Flexible Scopes).

Extra attention is requested for a number of changed requirements with regard to maintaining and making available the list of transactions for transactions performed under a flexscope. In particular: outsourced research must be included in this and the list of transactions must be publicly available (§ 3.1).

With the publication of this new version of SAP-M000, the documents RvA-T044 and SAP-M001 will expire.

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The main changes are listed below:

The copied texts from the T044 and the M001 (in H2)

–           Further explanation fixed and flexible scope § 2.1 – § 2.5

–           Further explanation of outsourced research § 2.6

Current overview of transactions with flexible scope (in § 3.1)
Nature, content and scope of assessments (in § 3.2)

–           Added information regarding team reduction §

–           intra and extramural blood collection § 3.2.4

–           POCT § 3.2.5

–           POCT in microbiology  3.2.6

–           bioinformatics § 3.2.7

–           legionella in water § 3.2.8

–           semen banks § 3.2.9

Specific points for attention (in H4)

–           donor testing labs § 4.1

–           Convert fixed scope element(s) to flexible scope element(s) § 4.2