• ISO 15189
  • ISO 22870

Point-of-care testing (POCT) accreditation

Safeguarding patients and ensuring consistently high quality services and the reliability of test results.

ISO 22870:2016 gives specific requirements to Point of Care Testing when carried out in hospitals, clinics and by healthcare organisations offering ambulatory care.

Accreditation is a tool that can be used by Commissioners, patients and providers to support informed and effective decision-making, good governance and public
confidence by:

  • Providing independent assurance of quality and safety that supports objectives to deliver better care and value for patients
  • Providing a mechanism for measuring quality improvement and encouraging innovation through continuous service improvements
  • Supporting consistency in the quality of care with reliable outcomes

ISO 22870:2016 is always used in conjunction with ISO 15189:2012 and therefore the assessment and accreditation of POCT providers shall include the requirements of both international standards.

UKAS Training Academy

PoCT Awareness Course – ISO 22870:2016 – Take a look at this practical and interactive 1-day course, designed to provide delegates with existing ISO 15189 experience; with the skills and knowledge to develop their organisational processes in line with the requirements of ISO 22870:2016. Find out more and book here.

How to apply

Complete the application form relevant to your application – this will include details of what to submit, including key policy and procedure documents and proof of legal status, to ensure swift processing.

Please download and complete the relevant application form(s) to apply for accreditation here.