Quality assessment request

Last updated on 26-7-2016 by Charlotte Van d...

WIV-ISP performs External Quality Assessments for third parties to evaluate their product's properties or their safety with respect to human health or the environment. 

Non-clinical health: GLP Compliance Monitoring

Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) is a quality system concerned with the organisational process and the conditions under which non-clinical health and environmental safety studies are planned, performed, monitored, recorded, archived and reported. GLPs are not guidelines, they are regulations and have the force of law. WIV-ISP is the Belgian GLP Monitoring Authority.

The GLP Compliance Monitoring is intended to ascertain whether test facilities claiming GLP compliance for a study have implemented fully the GLP principles for the conduct of studies and are capable of assuring that the resulting data are of adequate quality according to the OECD Principles of GLP.

It includes audits of data of physical, chemical, toxicological and/or ecotoxicological testing of chemicals, such as industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals, veterinary drugs, phytopharmaceuticals, food and feed additives and cosmetics. Field studies are also covered by Good Laboratory Practice and inspected by WIV-ISP as the GLP Monitoring Authority.

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Clinical health: recognition and quality of medical laboratories for clinical pathology

Medical laboratories perform tests on clinical specimens in order to obtain information about the health of a patient for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Credibility of medical laboratories is paramount to the health and safety of the patients relying on these testing services. In Belgium, WIV-ISP is responsible for the practical organisation of the External Quality Assessment of medical laboratories for clinical pathology.

WIV-ISP assesses all laboratories that want to be recognised by the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (NIHDI) to evaluate whether or not they meet the requirements. This External Quality Assessment (EQA) is mainly informative and is designed to evaluate the quality and homogeneity of laboratory results. Therefore, the participating laboratories receive a set of clinical samples from WIV-ISP for analysis in their laboratory. That way, the EQA allows a participating laboratory to assess their performance in comparison to its peers or to accuracy based reference systems. EQA never replaces the internal Quality Assessment and Management System of the laboratory. 

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Clinical health: recognition and quality of medical laboratories for anatomic pathology

Medical laboratories perform tests on clinical specimens in order to obtain information about the health of a patient for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Credibility of medical laboratories is paramount to the health and safety of the patients relying on these testing services. In Belgium, WIV-ISP is responsible for the practical organisation of the External Quality Assessment of medical laboratories for anatomic pathology.

WIV-ISP assesses all laboratories that want to be recognised by the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (NIHDI) to evaluate whether or not they meet the requirements. This External Quality Assessment (EQA) is mainly informative and is designed to evaluate the quality and homogeneity of laboratory results. Therefore, the participating laboratories receive a set of clinical samples from WIV-ISP for analysis in their laboratory. That way, the EQA allows a participating laboratory to assess their performance in comparison to its peers or to accuracy based reference systems. EQA never replaces the internal Quality Assessment and Management System of the laboratory. 

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