Announcements

    1. NABL 128-Procedure for Quality Assurance Scheme for Basic Composite Medical Laboratories (Entry Level) are revised. Entry Level QAS Basic Certificate will be issued to the laboratory with validity of three years.
    2. New- Revised Format for ‘Scope of Accreditation’ visible to the CABs
    3. Release of NABL 136 “Specific Criteria for Accreditation of Quality Assurance Agencies for Diagnostic Radiology X-Ray Equipment”
    4. List of Accredited Toy Testing Laboratories
    5. Amendment in NABL 100; General Information Brochure 
    6. Amendment in Assessment Checklist & Forms NABL 183, NABL 194, NABL 215, NABL 217, NABL 219
    7. Amendment in NABL 120; Guidance for classification of Product groups in Testing & Calibration Fields
    8. Amendment in NABL 126; Specific Criteria for Calibration of Medical Devices
       
    9. Amendment in  NABL 131-Terms and conditions for Obtaining & Maintaining NABL Accreditation & NABL 132-Procedure for dealing with complaints 
    10. Amendment in NABL 219 ‘Assessment Forms and Checklist (based on ISO/IEC 17025: 2017)
    11. Amendment in NABL 165 ‘NABL ‘s Policies for Accreditation as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017
    12. Amendment in NABL 128 ”Procedure for Quality Assurance Scheme for Basic Composite Medical Laboratories (Entry Level).
    13. Amendment in “NABL 154; Application Form for Integrated Assessment of Testing Laboratories
    14. In view of the implementation of Management system as per ISO/IEC 17011:2017, NABL has aligned the accreditation process. The immediate effect is that the annual on-site surveillance being conducted during first accreditation cycle will now be a Desktop Surveillance. For details of accreditation process, please refer NABL 100.
    15.  Appointment of CEO, NABL
    16. ‘Procedure for Dealing with Complaints; NABL 132 is amended
    17. NABL Newscast-April 2019 Edition
    18. New-Accreditation of Medical Imaging-Conformity Assessment Body (MI-CAB) based on ISO 15189:2012. Kindly refer NABL 100, NABL 135-Specific criteria for Accreditation of MI-CAB, NABL 156-Application form for MI-CABNABL 222-Assessment Forms & Checklist ( MI-CAB)
    19. Transition time of 06 months is given to the Laboratories  for the implementation of latest amendment in NABL 165 ‘NABL Policies for Accreditation’ (as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017″ regarding certification/ qualification requirements for authorized signatories in NDT Laboratories
    20. ”Operational Manual for Online Assessment (For Assessors); NABL 213″
    21. Clarification on Discipline and group to be mentioned by NABL accredited laboratories/RMPs, alongwith ULR No. in their reports/certificates 
    22. ‘Existing Specific Criteria for Calibration laboratories in Electro-Technical (NABL 121), Mechanical (NABL 122 Part 1 -15), Radiological (NABL 123), Thermal (NABL 124) & Fluid Flow (NABL 125) disciplines are clubbed in one document-NABL129: Specific Criteria for Accreditation of Calibration Laboratories (Mechanical, Fluid flow, Radiological, Electro-Technical & Thermal Calibration) which is effective from 2nd April 2019 .NABL 129: Specific Criteria for Accreditation of Calibration Laboratories (Mechanical, Fluid flow, Radiological, Electro-Technical & Thermal Calibration’
    23. ‘Biodegradability test in Plastics/ Compostable Plastics’will not be considered as a standalone test for accreditation as per ISO/IEC 17025 as this is a complete evaluation study based on the set of tests rather than an individual test. This will be considered, only if, the laboratory is capable to perform the entire set of relevant tests.
    24. ISO 6143 – “Gas analysis – Comparison methods for determining and checking the composition of calibration gas mixtures” shall be covered under ISO 17034; General requirements for the competence of Reference Material Producers, accreditation and not under ISO/IEC 17025; General Requirements for the competence of testing & calibration laboratories. 
    25. Document Review Checklist (as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017); NABL 220
    26. Revised NABL 163: Policy for Participation in Proficiency Testing Activities for more clarity
    27. Amended NABL 165: NABL’s Policies for Accreditation (as per ISO/IEC 17025: 2017)
    28. Latest Amendment in NABL 133-‘NABL Policy for Use of NABL Symbol / Claim of Accreditation by Accredited Conformity Assessment Bodies & NABL Accredited CAB Combined ILAC MRA Mark’
    29. Amendments in NABL 112, Issue No._03-Specific Criteria for Accreditation of Medical Laboratories. 
    30. Release of NABL 112, Issue No. 04- Specific Criteria for Accreditation of Medical Laboratories  which is effective from 01.06.2019.
    31. In view of the digitalization of accreditation process, NABL would issue the ‘Accreditation Certificate’ and ‘Scope of Accreditation; only as a soft copy. The ‘Scope of Accreditation’ does not require any signatures. For verification of scopes, please visit our website www.nabl-india.org 
    32. Quality Assurance Scheme for Basic Composite Medical Laboratories (Entry Level)
    33.  Invitation of Application for Empanelment of Assessors in the field of Testing & Calibration
    34. NABL 209: Pre-Assessment Guidelines & Forms (based on ISO/IEC 17025) is amended
    35. ‘NABL 100 is revised with the definition of a Multilocation Medical Laboratory’.
    36. ”NABL 133 is amended to include the ‘Policy of Use of NABL symbol on test reports issued for the accredited scope under Integrated Assessment”
    37. NABL Newscast
    38. ‘Release of Application forms for Integrated Assessment  (NABL 154)
    39.  Testing Laboratories – NABL Specific criteria documents for testing field are withdrawn w.e.f. 7th August 2018. Please refer NABL 100 for the classification of product groups/ subgroup and NABL 165 ‘NABL Policies for Accreditation (as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017)’ for policies and other requirements including authorized signatories.
    40. Calibration Laboratories – NABL Specific criteria documents for calibration field are being revised in line with ISO/IEC 17025:2017.  Meantime, please refer NABL 100 for the classification of product groups/ subgroup and NABL 165 ‘NABL Policies for Accreditation (as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017)’ for policies and other requirements including authorized signatories.
    41. w.e.f 1st August 2018, NABL will not accept application for accreditation as per ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 15189 in hard copy.NABL will accept application only through NABL portal http://www.nablwp.qci.org.in.In case of any further information, please contact at supportwp@nabl.qcin.org
    42. Revised Transition Plan from ISO/IEC 17025:2005 to ISO/IEC 17025:2017
    43. In view of the latest Notification Issued by MoHFW dated 18th May 2018 notifying Clinical Establishment (Central Govt.) Amendment Rules, 2018, NABL 112 Issue No. 03 is amended .
    44. Major change in Policy for Use of NABL symbol/ claim of accreditation on reports/certificates, at Section 3.4, NABL 133 
    45. New-Policy for Use of ‘NABL Accredited CAB Combined ILAC MRA Mark’ on reports/certificates
    46. ‘Procedure document for Recognition of Sample Collection Centre/ Facility ( SCF)’
    47. Change in Timelines of Accreditation Process
    48. Pre-assessment’ is made as ‘Optional’. It will be conducted if the CAB is willing to undertake the same
    49. “Recognition Scheme for sample collection centres/facility (ies) declared by medical testing laboratories”
    50. Clarification on NABL email dated 30th June 2017 regarding Authorized Signatory for Test Report for Medical Laboratories
    51. Grievance Redressal Mechanism of NABL