August 2019, Abu Dhabi – As the federal accreditation body in the UAE, ENAS is pleased to announce their
collaboration with CLSI in the pursuit of improving the quality and competency of all Medical Laboratories
in the UAE. Since CLSI is one of the most reputable organizations in the field of laboratory medicine,
especially when it comes to developing standards of practice; the aim of this collaboration between ENAS
and CLSI is to add more value to the medical laboratories accredited by ENAS by offering highly competent
expertise and exclusive trainings in the field of medical testing.
Dr. Rehab Faraj Alameri, Director of National Accreditation Department said:
“Medical laboratory testing is one of most vital conformity assessment
activities, as it has a direct impact on the quality and safety of the healthcare
services that is provided to the patients. I seek that our collaboration with CLSI
encourages all medical laboratories in the UAE to not only meet the standards
as per ISO 15189, but also take initiatives to go beyond these standards and
improve the practices that will ultimately provide safe and cost-efficient
healthcare for all of the patients in the UAE”
Mr. Glen Fine, CEO of CLSI said, “Standardization of medical laboratory testing
practices is essential to ensure the most accurate and reproducible results.
Implementing globally accepted medical laboratory standards ensures
compliance to ENAS’ globally utilized ISO 15189-based accreditation process.
For over 50 years, CLSI has been the most-trusted global source for medical
laboratory standards. Through our collaboration with ENAS, laboratories in the
UAE will be able to implement best practices that will ultimately ensure the
provision of safer and more cost-efficient services to all patients.”
As the UAE has a unique system for monitoring and controlling conformity assessment activities of a list
of scopes, including Medical Laboratory Testing, this collaboration also supports the nation-wide
mandate, for all Medical Laboratories to be accredited as per the standards of ISO 15189 within 2 years
from the issue of the mandate. This initiative also supports the UAE vision to achieve a world-class
healthcare system by the year 2021.
For further information about the Emirates National Accreditation System and the mandatory
accreditation of Medical Testing Laboratories across the UAE, please visit their website:
http://www.enas.gov.ae, or contact Ms. Dana Lutfi, ENAS Accreditation Officer at +97124032633, email: