H1N1 (Swine Flu) Resources Available
The Centers for Disease Control have released guidelines for laboratory workers
regarding the recent H1N1 (Swine Flu) outbreak. The materials include information
on laboratory safety, infection control, and case definitions.
At HFAP, we have a simple philosophy: to be customer friendly. We strive to work
with the laboratory in the least disruptive way to accomplish the procedures of
accreditation in the most personable, flexible, and accessible manner possible.
Our surveyors and the entire HFAP staff are committed to this philosophy. The HFAP
Laboratory Accreditation program is dedicated to helping the laboratory to improve
the quality of laboratory services through professional peer review, education,
and compliance with established conditions and standards.
The laboratory accreditation program examines all aspects of the laboratory including:
- personnel requirements,
- proficiency testing,
- patient test management,
- quality control and quality assurance.
In addition to those major areas, the survey team will examine test methodologies,
reagents, control media, equipment, specimen handling, procedure manuals, test reporting,
and internal and external proficiency testing and monitoring, as well as personnel
safety and overall management practices that distinguish a quality laboratory.