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Pathology Accreditation

The United Kingdom accreditation service (UKAS) provides international assessment of pathology departments adherence to the quality standards described in ISO 15189.

This involves comprehensive assessment that the department adheres to the ISO 15189 standards. These standards assess the full range of the service provided by the Royal Derby Pathology pre/post-analytical, analytical, quality management system and advisory services.

For a list of our accredited tests please visit the UKAS website

Services from Derby within the scope of the UKAS accreditation service

  • Phlebotomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Haematology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Serology
  • Cellular Pathology
  • Cytology
  • Consultant lead clinical advisory services for all disciplines


Service not currently within the scope of UKAS accreditation service

  • Point-of-care testing


During on-going service/assay improvements there maybe occasions when methods used to measure  tests listed on the UKAS website have changed and are awaiting re-assessment by UKAS, before being included in the schedule. These exceptions will be listed below. If a test is not listed in the UKAS website or is displayed below it is not UKAS accredited.


For more information contact the pathology quality manager


Assays awaiting assessment, not UKAS accredited:

Vitality assessment
Retrograde Urine analysis

Androgen receptor


TB Culture
Fat Globules