NABL has launched voluntary scheme namely “NABL Medical Entry Level Testing M(EL)T 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.
NABL will only recommend those tests in the scope of the laboratory which are available in the scope of the NABL accredited PT provider. Further, regarding the calibration certificate of equipment it is recommended to calibrate the equipment from the calibrating laboratory for which it is accredited. The authenticity regarding the scope of calibration laboratory and accredited PT provider to be verified from NABL website. Once Certificate is issued to the laboratory the details will also appear in NABL 900 which is available on NABL website under publication/document which is updated on monthly basis.
|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 1: In addition to the above-mentioned fee, GST @ 18% is to be paid along with said charges/fee.
Note 2: Payment option for Recognition fee will be visible after issue of certificate and payment can be made through the gateway available in the portal.