Sep 23, 2017 Last Updated 7:42 PM, Aug 29, 2017

Benefits for Laboratories

accreditation-certBy becoming accredited, medical and testing labs eliminate doubts about their results, performance and affirm competence in their respective areas of expertise. Jamaican exporters have lost millions of dollars over the years because of the detention of their products in the ports of entry of importing countries; this is largely due to the fact that the products were not tested by an accredited lab prior to entering their markets. An attractive business opportunity therefore exist for labs that are accredited by JANAAC, to provide testing services to exporters who are seeking to eliminate these technical barriers to trade.

In addition to accreditation being an excellent marketing tool, labs that are accredited are able to:

  • Confirm competent performance
  • Identify and rectify testing or measurement problems
  • Compare methods and procedures
  • Improve performance
  • Instilling confidence in staff, management and external users of laboratory services
  • Generate reference materials
  • Determine method precision and accuracy
  • Satisfy regulators and accreditation bodies

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What is Accreditation?

Accreditation refers to the process by which an authoritative body, such as JANAAC, grants formal recognition that a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) is competent, based on specific international standards and practices, to carry out particular services.Apply Now