About Centre for Laboratory Accreditation (CLA)

QAI’s CLA has been established with the objective of providing Government, Industry Associations and Industry in general with a scheme of accreditation of laboratories including medical, testing and calibration laboratories. The laboratory accreditation services to testing and calibration laboratories are provided in accordance with ISO/ IEC 17025 ‘General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories’ and ISO 15189 ‘Medical laboratories -- Requirements for Quality and Competence’. The Scope of accreditation is listed in the application form as well under scope in this document. We offer accreditation services in a non-discriminatory manner. These services are accessible to all testing including medical and calibration laboratories in India and other countries regardless of the size of the applicant laboratory or its membership of any association or group. QAI-CLA will establish its accreditation system in accordance with ISO/ IEC 17011 ‘Conformity Assessment – General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies’. Our accreditation system also takes note of the requirements of Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs). We shall make relevant documents for laboratories, assessors and stakeholders on the website.

Special Features of Laboratory Accreditation Program: