The Immunology Department in September 2021 has
voluntarily suspended part of the scope of accredited tests whilst
awaiting an Extension to Scope visit from UKAS.
During this period, certain tests will not be included in the
laboratory's UKAS scope of accreditation (8666). This does not
affect the quality or standards of the results produced; it is a
temporary state while the department awaits re-assessment
in January 2022.
The accreditation will be reinstated once all UKAS requirements
have been demonstrated following introduction of the new
The following tests are now off scope for Immunology:
Microbiology department UHND are now testing
COVID-19 via PCR and Rapid testing methods.
However this is not currently part of the department's UKAS
scope of accreditation (9341) at this time the test will
remain unaccredited but this will not affect the quality or
standards of the results produced.
Microbiology department have removed the follwing from scope
until further notice:
This does not affect the quality or standards of the results
produced; it is a temporary state while the department awaits
re-assessment at the end of summer.
For further information please contact the Pathology Quality
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