National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories

(A Constituent Board of Quality Council of India)

NABL Medical Entry Level Testing (MELT) Labs Program

About Scheme

NABL has launched voluntary scheme namely “NABL Medical Entry Level Testing (MELT) Labs Program” for sensitizing the medical testing laboratories performing basic testing to quality practices and access to quality health care for the majority of citizens especially those residing in villages, small towns.

This scheme is an independent quality assurance scheme, which is not covered under APAC & ILAC MRA

The existing scheme has been revised and now this scheme is based on satisfactory proficiency testing (PT) performance and valid for one cycle of three years.

Laboratory application will be reviewed by NABL and decision on recognition will be taken based on performance in proficiency testing (PT). During the recognition period (within three years), on-site assessment (surveillance) will be conducted.

Fee Structure
Components Fee/Charges
Recognition Fee (for three year, payable before issue of certificate) ₹ 15000 /-
Surveillance Charge (the amount needs to pay at onsite
at the time of assessment)
On actual basis

Note: In addition to the above-mentioned fee, GST @ 18% is to be paid along with said charges/fee.

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