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26 November 2015

Successful IANZ Audit

Waikato Hospital Laboratory has just been audited by IANZ (International Accreditation New Zealand). This is an annual audit under the laboratory standard ISO15189, and is required in order to maintain accreditation as a medical testing laboratory.

This year’s audit has been the laboratory’s most successful yet, with no corrective actions issued, and many favourable comments on the high standard of work produced by the laboratory across all areas.

Over the last 5 years the laboratory has undergone huge change and challenges, including renovation, implementation of a new computer system, new automation, new technologies and staff restructure to align with the new processes. Over the last year, the laboratory has used a “one lab” philosophy to  consolidate the new systems with  a strong focus on quality improvement.

The successful IANZ audit is a credit to the laboratory staff who have worked with dedication to provide a streamlined service of high quality.