Attaining ISO 15189 accreditation through SLMTA: A journey by Kenya’s National HIV Reference Laboratory

@article{Gachuki2014AttainingI1,
  title={Attaining ISO 15189 accreditation through SLMTA: A journey by Kenya’s National HIV Reference Laboratory},
  author={Thomas Gachuki and Risper Sewe and Jane Mwangi and David Turgeon and Mary Werner Garc{\'i}a and Elizabeth T. Luman and Mamo Umuro},
  journal={African Journal of Laboratory Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={3}
}
Background The National HIV Reference Laboratory (NHRL) serves as Kenya’s referral HIV laboratory, offering specialised testing and external quality assessment, as well as operating the national HIV serology proficiency scheme. In 2010, the Kenya Ministry of Health established a goal for NHRL to achieve international accreditation. Objectives This study chronicles the journey that NHRL took in pursuit of accreditation, along with the challenges and lessons learned. Methods NHRL participated in… 

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