• ISO 15189

Point-of-care testing (POCT) accreditation

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

ISO 15189:2022, which was published in December 2022 now incorporates requirements for Point of Care Testing (PoCT) when carried out in hospitals, clinics and by healthcare organisations offering ambulatory care. This has superseded ISO 15189:2012 and ISO 22870:2016, which was the specific ISO standard for PoCT and was assessed in conjunction with ISO 15189:2012.

You can find further information about the transition to ISO 15189:2022 here.

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
UKAS Training Academy

Point of Care Testing (PoCT) – ISO 15189:2022 course – Take a look at this practical one-day course provides delegates with existing ISO 15189 experience with the awareness to develop their organisational processes in line with the requirements of point-of-care testing as part of the latest ISO 15189:2022 standard (including Annex A). 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.