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All PCR Testing laboratories to be accredited -Dr. Jasinghe

All state and private laboratories which conduct PCR Testing in Sri Lanka will be accredited soon. All State owned laboratories will be accredited and the four private laboratories will be asked to obtain accreditation, Health Services Director General Dr. Anil Jasinghe said.

According to Dr. Jasinghe, some of the 20 State laboratories which perform PCR Tests now will be accredited through the Hong Kong Laboratory where prominent Sri Lankan Professor Malik Peiris is attached to and the rest of the State laboratories will be accredited through a UK system.

Dr. Jasinghe stated that the four private laboratories which perform PCR Tests will be asked to get the accreditation in the same way at their own cost. Thereafter all PCR Tests are to be done in Sri Lanka only through accredited laboratories. This will be done in order to operate laboratories for a long time because COVID-19 will exist in the world for a long time. At the moment State health authorities constantly monitor all laboratories which conduct PCR Tests.

Accreditation is the process in which certification of competency, authority, or credibility is presented.

Accreditation is the act of granting credit or recognition, to an institution that maintains suitable standards. Accreditation is necessary for any institution to prove that they meet a general standard of quality.

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