Volume 9 | No. 4 | July / August 2021

Laboratory medicine standards revised

Diagnostic Accreditation Program

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The foundation of the Diagnostic Accreditation Program (DAP) is the provincial standards and accompanying criteria set by the DAP.

The laboratory medicine standards were revised after completing a formal review of the existing transfusion medicine standards with CSA Z902-2020 National standards for blood and blood components. The review and revision process included meetings with the DAP Transfusion Medicine Advisory Committee, and feedback received from stakeholders across BC.

The revised standards (version 1.6) were published on July 2, 2021. Laboratory medicine facilities will be assessed to the new standards starting February 1, 2022.

The standards, along with the revision record, are available on the College website.