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MEDICAL TESTING Publications Checklist

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Field & Program ACCREDITATION CRITERIA PUBLICATIONS
NATA Rules   15 Jul 2016
NATA Rules Amendment Sheet 15 Jul 2016
NATA Rules Transition Statement (Feb 2015) 26 Feb 2015
NATA Rules Transition Statement (Jul 2016) 15 Jul 2016
NATA Policy & Technical Circulars 
Policy Circular 1 - Corporate Accreditations - NATA Accreditation of Multiple Site and/or Multiple Field Laboratories 20 Nov 2014
Policy Circular 2 - Proficiency Testing Policy 03 Apr 2015
Policy Circular 7 - NATA Privacy Policy 27 Jan 2016
Policy Circular 11 - Policy on Metrological Traceability 20 Oct 2015
Policy Circular 12 - NATA Policy on equipment assurance, in-house calibration and equipment verification 20 Oct 2015
Policy Circular 14 - Responsibilities of Authorised Representatives 12 Nov 2014
Policy Circular 15 - Recognition of ISO 9001 certification at NATA assessments 19 May 2012
Policy Circular 18 - Use of the NATA emblem, NATA endorsement and references to accreditation 15 Jul 2016
Policy Circular 40 - Forensic Operations Module  25 Sep 2012
Policy Circular 46 - NATA/RCPA accreditation surveillance model for Medical Testing 04 Apr 2016
Policy Circular 48 - Accreditation of organisations performing on-site medico-legal drug screening in accordance with Australian/New Zealand Standard 4308:2008 20 Oct 2015
Technical Circular 18 - Assurance that Collection Devices for the Detection of Drugs in Oral Fluid are Fit for Purpose 03 Oct 2013
Technical Circular 23 - NATA adoption of the RCPA Position Statement on Reporting of Histopathology and Non-Gynaecological Cytopathology Specimens outside the Laboratory 18 Mar 2015
Technical Circular 25 - Quality Control of Prepared Media and Media Preparation 15 Mar 2016
Medical Testing Accreditation Criteria Publication 
ISO 15189 Medical Laboratories - Particular requirements for quality and competence
NOTE: This standard is not supplied by NATA but must be obtained by the facility from a supplier of Australian Standards
ISO 15189 Application Document - Medical Testing - Supplementary requirements for accreditation 27 Nov 2013
Annex-A-Clinical-non-human-specimen 28 Nov 2013
ACCREDITATION Guidance and Information Publications
NATA procedures for accreditation
Note: this information was previously included in Sections 1 and 2 of the Field/Program Application Documents (FADs) 
17 Aug 2016
Gap analysis of ISO 15189:2007 and ISO 15189:2012 in the field of Medical Testing 29 May 2013
Information Paper 14 - Laboratories seeking accreditation as an Approved pathology Laboratory under Section 23DN of the Health Insurance Act 1973 12 Feb 2016
Classes of Test
Medical Testing Classes of Tests 09 Nov 2016
Equipment calibration and checks  
General Equipment Table
Note: This information was previously included in the FAD under Section: Measurement traceability
20 Oct 2015
Technical Note 13 - User Checks and Maintenance of Laboratory Balances 18 Mar 2014
Technical  Note 19 - Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers - Selection Use and Calibration Checks 22 Mar 2013
Technical Note 28 - In-house calibrations and measurement uncertainty 29 Nov 2016
Proficiency Testing (PT) Guidance & information
Selection of PT Providers checklist 12 Aug 2013
NATA General Technical Notes and Information Papers 
Technical Note 17 - Guidelines for the validation and verification of quantitative and qualitative test methods 27 Jan 2016
Technical Note 37 - Guidelines for Laboratory Accreditation of Massively Parallel Sequencing (Next Generation Sequencing) 07 Oct 2014
Information Paper 8 - Assessment Effort 13 Dec 2012
Information Paper 10 - Workplace Drug testing - a guide to industry 27 Jan 2016
General Information About NATA
About NATA 27 Jan 2016