Bio/Data Corporation's Instruments and Powered Accessories Meet Required National, Canadian and International Standards.
Bio/Data supports CLSI goals for improving laboratory performance, harmonizing quality standards and recommends that its customer laboratories adopt CLSI Approved Standards and Guidelines. For more information, refer to our Reagent Technical Bulletins reference section for applicable approved standards and guidelines.
North American Specialized Coagulation Laboratory Association (NASCOLA)
Bio/Data strives to provide products that help clinical laboratories meet required performance standards for producing accurate and precise laboratory results. Bio/Data participates in the same proficiency testing programs that many of our customers rely on as performance indicators. Proficiency testing programs regularly send "unknown" samples to participating laboratories that then test the samples and report results back to the sponsoring organizations. The reported results are graded and compared. It is this inter-laboratory comparison that laboratories use to evaluate their performance. NASCOLA (North American Specialized Coagulation Laboratories Association) is a leading organization that offer proficiency testing for hemostasis, coagulation, and platelet function testing. Bio/Data participates in this programs.
The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the leading organization of board-certified pathologists, serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. CAP provides accreditation and proficiency testing to medical laboratories through its laboratory quality solutions programs. Early versions of proficiency testing—known as surveys—which laboratories use to help test and ensure accuracy, were first initiated in 1949. Laboratories first began receiving CAP accreditation in 1964, and the organization was later given authority to accredit medical laboratories as a result of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988. CAP (College of American Pathologists) is a leading organization that offer proficiency testing for hemostasis, coagulation, and platelet function testing. Bio/Data participates in this programs.
As the world’s first national standards organization, BSI British Standards has a globally recognized reputation for independence, integrity, and innovation in the production of standards and information products that promote and share best practice. It is a leading provider of standardization and consortia services to the public and private sectors, serving the interests of a wide range of industry sectors as well as governments, consumers, employees, and society overall, to make sure that British, European and international standards are useful, relevant and authoritative.