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International Organization for Standardization
ISO is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity.

CLSI (formerly NCCLS) is a globally recognized, voluntary consensus standards-developing organization that enhances the value of medical testing within the healthcare community through the development and dissemination of standards, guidelines, and best practices.

Standards Council of Canada (SCC)
The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is a federal Crown corporation with the mandate to promote efficient and effective voluntary standardization.

Additional Resources

Materials are available on loan to laboratories within the province of Alberta ONLY. Please contact the Accreditation Technical Analyst for further information.

Other individuals or organizations can obtain information about purchasing these materials from the suppliers directly.

CLSI Document Library & Guidelines:

Individuals or organizations outside Alberta can obtain information about purchasing these materials from the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute directly at (610) 688-0100 or from their web site: www.clsi.org

AlQEP Index of CLSI Standards and Guidelines 

Publication Loan Library:

  • McGill University Centre for Tropical Diseases  – The Malaria Manual For Today’s Laboratory
  • World Health Organization – The Use of Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests


Liz McBride, Program Manager, Laboratory Accreditation Services
780-969-5010 or 1-800-561-3899 ext. 5010 (in Canada)

Eve Behr, Accreditation Technical Analyst
780-969-5011 or 1-800-561-3899 ext. 5011 (in Canada)