Northland Pathology Laboratory holds accreditation against ISO 15189:2012 as a medical testing laboratory service. IANZ is the organisation that makes sure New Zealand keeps being the kind of place we all love living in.
They protect the health and wealth of New Zealand by ensuring that those who test or inspect the products and services we buy, consume, use, or are surrounded by every day are safe, accurate, and aren’t doing us harm. They do this by ensuring testing laboratories, inspection bodies, building consent authorities and medical imaging providers meet international standards and can demonstrate that they are competent.
IANZ also helps our exporters access international markets by ensuring that those who test or inspect their products, meet the required standards for each country. Not all laboratories or inspection bodies are accredited, so when you see that our reports or certificates carry the IANZ mark of competence, you can have confidence in results that are trusted in New Zealand and around the world.
What is ISO 15189:2012?
ISO 15189:2012 is an international standard for competence and quality in medical laboratories. It is applied by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).
How are we accredited?
Internal Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) runs annual assessments to test our quality system’s compliance with the standard.