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Accreditation SACU 2021

After our recent UKAS assessment as part of the Public Health Wales Microbiology network of laboratories, we have been awarded UKAS accreditation for compliance with ISO 15189:2012

The following table displays SACU tests which are/are not accredited by ISO 15189:2012
 

Tests available Accredited by
Confirmatory susceptibility testing (by gradient strip) ISO 15189
Confirmatory carbapenemase detection (including VIM, IMP, NDM, KPC, OXA-48-like gene detection) ISO 15189
Confirmatory 3rd generation cephalosporinase detection ISO 15189
Glycopeptide resistance in Enterococci detection Pending ISO 15189 accreditation confirmation
Additional susceptibility testing (by gradient strip or microbroth dilution) ISO 15189
Colistin MIC by microbroth dilution ISO 15189
Confirmation of organism identification using MALDI TOF MS ISO 15189
Methicillin resistance in S. aureus confirmation ISO 15189
Panton Valentine Leucocidin (PVL) detection Pending ISO 15189 accreditation confirmation
Combination synergy testing Not accredited
Cystic Fibrosis Pseudomonas aeruginosa MIC by microbroth dilution Pending ISO 15189 accreditation confirmation
Glycopeptide resistance in S. aureus (hGISA/GISA) confirmation Not accredited
Genotypic confirmation of plasmid ampC detection Not accredited
MIC testing by microbroth dilution (not including colistin) Not accredited