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About: Standardization is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 9726 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 151409 citation(s). The topic is also known as: standardisation.
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01 Jan 2011-

6,788 citations

Book ChapterDOI
01 Jan 2014-
Abstract: This chapter provides an overview of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Operating since 1947, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a nongovernmental association consisting of representatives from over 150 countries, one member per country. The increased credibility associated with ISO certification leads to many advantages that include decreased operating expenses stemming from scrap and rework, and enhanced management control through management review participation. The chapter describes the ISO standards most relevant in a clinical laboratory service setting. The quality standards in the ISO 9000 family focus on quality management and include quality-management system (QMS) requirements that are general for the manufacturing and service industries. The ISO 9001 standard requires extensive interpretation, while ISO 15189 is an international standard specifically developed for medical laboratories, although it may be of relevance to such disciplines as clinical physiology and medical imaging. The chapter describes the process for obtaining and maintaining ISO certification. ISO certification can be an attractive credential for a clinical laboratory. The College of American Pathologists (CAP) continues to play a role in the development of the ISO 15189 standard and, since 2008, has been a certifying body for this standard. The certification process is followed by ongoing maintenance of the QMS by the laboratory, as well as surveillance audits performed by the certifying body.

3,992 citations

01 Jan 2003-
Abstract: Established in 1947, the International Organization for Standardization is a non-governmental federation of national standards bodies from 157 countries worldwide, one from each country. ISO’s work results in international agreements which are published as International Standards. The first ISO standard was published in 1951 with the title ‘Standard reference temperature for industrial length measurement’.

3,009 citations

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2,507 citations

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Henk J. de Vries

35 papers, 614 citations

Knut Blind

25 papers, 588 citations

Kai Jakobs

12 papers, 137 citations

Mathias Uslar

8 papers, 264 citations

Bernd Blobel

7 papers, 65 citations