ISO 15195:2003 gives the specific requirements for reference measurement laboratories in laboratory medicine. Examinations of properties with results reported on a nominal or ordinal scale are not included.
ISO 15195:2003 is not applicable to routine medical laboratories.
The general requirements for the competence of calibration laboratories are laid down in ISO/IEC 17025 for testing and calibration laboratories. ISO 15195:2003 refers to the specific aspects of calibration laboratories in the field of laboratory medicine where such "calibration laboratories" are usually denoted as "reference measurement laboratories".
ISO 15195:2003 may form a basis for the accreditation of a reference measurement laboratory that applies for official recognition of the performance of a reference measurement procedure. Reference measurement laboratories are usually accredited by national metrology institutes or national accrediting bodies.
Document published on: 2003-10-01 Edition: 1 (Monolingual) ICS: 11.100.99 Status: Published Stage: 90.60 (2014-06-18) TC/SC: ISO/TC 212 Number of Pages: 12
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