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Accreditation Amendments

Microbiology

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.

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.

Cellular Pathology

The department is performing male fertility testing for hospital patients. This test is not currently part of the UKAS scope of accreditation (9717).

The department is also performing immunofluorescence on fresh skin samples. This test is not part of the UKAS scope of accreditation (9717).

This does not affect the quality or standards of the results produced.

 

For further information please contact the Pathology Quality Manager rebecca.sedman@nhs.net

'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham