Laboratory Accreditation Division
The Laboratory Accreditation Division handles the accreditation schemes for inspection bodies, testing including medical Laboratories and Calibration Laboratories. This Division assesses testing laboratory and inspection body based on different international standards, which sets out the basic requirements for the competence to carry out specific type of tests, inspection, measurement and/or calibrations. It maintains compliance by PAB to the ILAC and APLAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) based on ISO/IEC 17011, APLAC MRA 001 and other relevant requirements.
The Laboratory Accreditation (LA) Division offers the following accreditation schemes:
• Accreditation Testing and Calibration Laboratories - determines through assessment the technical competence of testing and calibration laboratories based on the requirements of PNS ISO/IEC 17025 and specific technical requirements relevant to a field of testing or calibration.
• Accreditation scheme for Inspection Body - determines through assessment the technical competenece, independence and impartiality of organisations that carry out specific inspection activities based on the requirements of PNS ISO/IEC 17020.
• Accreditation of Medical Testing Laboratories - determines through assessment the conformance to essential elements based on PNS ISO 15189 of medical laboratories to demonstarte the quality and competence of their services, as well as to consistently deliver technically valied test or "examintaiton" results as the are known in the standard.