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Leptospirosis Accreditations, Certifications and terms of Reference

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Leptospirosis, as part of Forensic and Scientific Services has attained recognition of our Business Management Processes within a number of arenas.

NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) Certification—AS/NZS ISO 9001

ISO 9001 endorsement enables Forensic and Scientific Services to provide analytical scientific and pathology services to government, industry and the public, with the recognition of certification from this international organisation.

NATA-RCPA Accreditation (National Association of Testing Authorities-Royal College of Pathologists Association)

This accreditation scheme assesses pathology laboratories against the standards developed by the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) and involves the assessment of test methodology within the laboratory from specimens of human origin.

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Leptospirosis is also an RCPA issuing laboratory.

Terms of reference

  1. To assist other leptospirosis laboratories, wherever possible, in identifying and classifying new strains which have given difficulty.
  2. If feasible, to accept trainees for limited periods to learn laboratory procedures in leptospirosis.
  3. To provide laboratory assistance to countries which are setting up diagnostic laboratories; and
  4. On request, to assist in investigating outbreaks of leptospirosis.

Last updated: 26 July 2016