Case Study: Improving consumer trust through medical laboratory accreditation in Egypt

Improving consumer trust through medical laboratory accreditation in Egypt

The Egyptian government, represented by Ministry of Health and Population, has been guided to accredit the medical laboratories in Egypt to ISO 15189:2003 and its future versions as international accreditation standard for medical labs including governmental, private and blood banks.

This has led to the accreditation of many private mega labs, with branches across different governorates all over the country with the result that accreditation has become the fundamental base in the market of medical laboratories.

As an MRA signatory, supported the government in publishing quality and accreditation awareness, EGAC has granted accreditation to many governmental medical labs, blood researches labs with critical functions especially in the industry of vaccines and medical products. Great results obtained cleared the improvement of the performance and reduced uncertainties associated with decisions that affect the protection of human health and the environment.

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