Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Cutting edge Medical Testing comes to Chandigarh
Chandigarh February 21.2010 Chandigarh Clinical Laboratories pvt.ltd. (CCL) has become the first laboratory north of Delhi and the NCR to be awarded certification from the prestigious National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories for (NABL) medical testing in six major disciplines.
This highest accreditation in the country is acknowledgement of the premier medical testing services CCL has been providing in Chandigarh and contiguous states and was granted only after rigorous assessment by leading scientists designated by the NABL.
CCL’s Managing Director, Mr. R.R. Khanna said, “we have received accreditation for clinical biochemistry, clinical pathology, hematology and immune hematology, microbiology and serology, histopathology and cytopathology.”
According to him this esteemed accreditation is only given to a clinical laboratory with a proven capability to perform the entire spectrum of tests with the highest degree of accuracy and reliability.
CCL’s Quality Manager, Dr. Taruna Khanna explained, “lab accreditation provides formal recognition of competent laboratories thus providing ready means for customers to find reliable testing in order to meet their demands.”
National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) is an autonomous body under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India that has assessed and accredited Chandigarh Clinical Lab in accordance with ISO 15189:2007 standards.
Notably, NABL establishes and maintains strong linkages with international organizations including the International Laboratory Accreditation Conference (ILAC) and Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC), which render all test results from its accredited laboratories acceptable across the world.
With its NABL accreditation, CCL is now part of a select group of similarly recognized and globally accepted laboratories hitherto located in just 13 states and union territories.
The award also makes CCL the first private medical enterprise in Chandigarh and its contiguous states competent to conduct clinical trials on new and emerging drugs to combat diseases.
“CCL now has a globally acknowledged edge in medical testing procedures and we aim to translate this into significantly enhanced customer confidence and satisfaction,” Mr. Khanna said.
The accreditation gives additional benefit for customers to search and identify labs accredited by NABL for their specific requirements from directory of accredied laboratories.