The NICD is committed to providing accurate and reliable laboratory results as a reference and specialised laboratories for pathogen detection, disease surveillance and monitoring, outbreak response and the provision of scientific evidence to prevent and control infectious diseases. In order to ensure quality, the NICD has an Integrated Quality Management System. SANAS has accredited NICD laboratories to ISO15189 for medical laboratories and ISO/IEC 17025 for testing laboratories. NICD transversal departments have ISO9001 certification.

Certification of ISO 9001 encompasses the following NICD Transversal Departments: Division of Biosafety and Biosecurity, Finance, Procurement, Human Resources, Information Technology, NICD Communication Department, Surveillance Data Warehouse, and Business Intelligence.

NICD Laboratory Handbook _NIC1280v3

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