On Thursday the 1st of April, we were informed that one of our laboratories – Eurofins County Pathology – had its UKAS accreditation suspended while it developed and improved its quality management system (QMS). As a result, we paused using County Pathology and moved our tests over to our other laboratory, The Doctor’s Laboratory (TDL).
During this time, County Pathology has taken the necessary steps to obtain UKAS accreditation again, which they did on 4th May 2021. We also undertook our own internal audit of the laboratory, led by our Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance Manager, Head of Clinical Governance and consultant chemical pathologist. We are satisfied that the quality of service met UKAS’ high standards and therefore we have begun to use County Pathology again as one of our laboratory providers.