The training for transitioning to the new edition of the SRPS EN ISO 15189:2023 standard was held


Yesterday at the premises of the Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS), the training focused on the requirements for quality and competence in medical laboratories.

The training was conducted by colleagues from ATS, including Ljiljana Markićević, Assistant Director for Development and Quality, and Jelena Stojanović, Head of the Laboratory Accreditation Department, lead assessors for medical laboratories. The new edition of the standard was introduced to lead and technical assessors, technical experts for medical laboratories, accreditation decision-makers, and ATS employees.

Dragan Pušara, MSc, the Director of ATS, emphasized the importance of implementing this new standard edition in his opening speech. The updated standard provides clear requirements for the quality of laboratory services, encouraging continuous improvement, applying best practices, and adhering to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.

The implementation of SRPS EN ISO 15189:2023 contributes to the overall improvement of the healthcare system by enhancing the reliability of diagnostic procedures and providing high-quality healthcare.

The training covered the following topics:

  • Differences between the old and new editions of the standard, SRPS EN ISO 15189:2014 and SRPS EN ISO 15189:2023;
  • GAP analysis: a comparative presentation of requirements in the old and new editions of the standard;
  • Changes in ATS documentation: Assessment Report, Checklist, TE Notes, and Transition Plan for accreditation according to the new edition of the standard.

The organizers express their gratitude to all participants and attendees of the training and wish them success in their future endeavors.