National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) is an autonomous body under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, and is registered under the Societies Act 1860. NABL has been established with the objective to provide Government, Industry Associations and Industry in general with a scheme for third-party assessment of the quality and technical competence of testing and calibration laboratories. Government of India has authorized NABL as the accreditation body for Testing and Calibration Laboratories
In order to achieve this objective, NABL provides laboratory accreditation services to laboratories that are performing tests / calibrations in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO 15189:2007 for medical laboratories. These services are offered in a non-discriminatory manner and are accessible to all testing and calibration laboratories in India and abroad, regardless of their ownership, legal status, size and degree of independence.
NABL accreditation system complies with ISO/IEC 17011:2004 and Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) MR001. Based on evaluation of NABL operations by APLAC in 2000, NABL has been granted signatory member status by APLAC and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) under their Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs). Under these MRAs, the reports issued by NABL accredited laboratories are considered to be equivalent to reports issued by laboratories accredited by (currently) 76 accreditation bodies in 64 economies. NABL has undergone re-evaluation by four member APLAC evaluation team in July 2008. APLAC/ILAC has recommended NABL’s Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) status for further four years with extension of scope for Medical Testing laboratory as per new international standard ISO 15189:2007
Recently, NABL also added a new dimension in the area of accreditation as a new program on "Accreditation of PT Providers" based on international standard ISO/IEC 17043 and ISO 15189 “Conformity Assessment- General Requirements of Proficiency Testing” and strive to obtain ILAC / APLAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) Signatory Status for international acceptability also.
Marketing advantage Accreditation body publish directory of their accredited laboratories- a potential means of promoting a laboratories accredited services to potential clients.
Savings in terms of time and money due to reduction or elimination of the need for re-testing of products. The uniform approach for determining laboratory competence encourages laboratories to adopt internationally accepted testing and measurement practices. This effectively reduces costs for both the manufacturer and the importer, as it reduces or eliminates the need for products to be retested in another country
Better control of laboratory operations: Incorporation of the systematic approach of relevant standard in working of laboratory provides better control of laboratory operations
Benchmark for performance A regular assessment by an accreditation body as per international standard checks all aspects of facility’s operation consistently producing accurate and dependable data. Therefore raises the performance level to the appropriate international standard.
Ease of operation: Customers can search and identify the laboratories accredited by NABL for their specific requirements from the Directory of Accredited Laboratories
Users of accredited laboratories will enjoy greater access for their products, in both domestic and international markets, when the products are tested by accredited laboratories as the test data is accepted in the national and international markets. This can lead to potential increase in business due to enhanced customer confidence and satisfaction
International recognition for laboratory Laboratory accreditation is highly regarded both nationally and internationally as reliable indicator of technical competence. Mutual recognition agreements (MRAs) among the countries enable test and calibration data produced by accredited laboratories to be accepted between these countries
Avanté CONSULTANTS will provide Consultancy services for acquiring NABL Accreditation to your Laboratory located at Pune. We will provide services for successfully getting accreditation awarded from NABL to the testing Laboratory subjected to fulfilling the terms & conditions of our Consultancy.The Laboratory needs to provide the detailed parameters or scope of Accreditation in each field with ranges of testing in details. Theron our team will start the process of implementation and assist you in getting the NABL accreditation