Joint Commission International Standards for Laboratories, 4th edition

This accreditation manual contains Joint Commission International’s standards for accreditation participation, patient-centered care, laboratory organization management, and laboratory quality control.

Release Date: July 1, 2021. PDF book. Approximately 170 pages.

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This newly updated accreditation manual, Joint Commission International Accreditation Standards for Laboratories, 4th Edition, is organized into four major categories: 

  1. Accreditation Participation Requirements
  2. Patient-Centered Standards
  3. Laboratory Organization Management Standards, and
  4. Laboratory Quality Control Standards.

New chapters on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QPS) and Prevention and Control of Infections (PCI) are introduced in the section on Laboratory Organization Management Standards. 

This 4th edition also expands the Quality Control Process (QCP) chapter to align with the most recent advances in laboratory medicine and include requirements for different laboratory specialties including the following:

  • Histopathology
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Point of Care Testing
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Coagulation
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Urinalysis
  • Immunology and Serology
  • Radiobioassay
  • Blood Bank and Transfusion Services
  • Histocompatibility
  • Cytogenetics
  • Molecular Methods
  • Andrology
  • Embryology

Joint Commission International Accreditation Standards for Laboratories, 4th Edition also includes a crosswalk to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 15189 Medical Laboratories—Requirements for Quality and Competence. JCI standards that were identified as equivalent in the ISO 15189 Technical Requirements list common quality control and process standards.

This manual also includes an introduction that serves as a user’s guide, a summary of JCI’s accreditation policies and procedures, a comprehensive glossary of key terms, and a detailed index. All standards and policies contained in this manual are effective 1 January 2022.

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