Veterinary Laboratory Accreditation
The general criteria for accreditation of Veterinary Laboratories are contained within ISO/IEC 17025:2005.
Specific criteria are used to augment the general criteria applicable to a certain field of testing, testing technology, or specific test. The specific criteria for accreditation of veterinary laboratories are stated in the OIE Quality Standard and Guidelines for Veterinary: Laboratories: Infectious Diseases, 2008.
Additional requirements supplement ISO/IEC 17025:2005 to evaluate diagnostic and clinical veterinary laboratories that conduct commercial, government, academic, and international veterinary testing in the following areas: infectious disease diagnostics, disease surveillance, virology, pathology, microbiology, immunology, screening for growth promoters and drug/chemical residue that includes antibiotics, antihelmethetics, pesticides, metals, organics, DNA/RNA, and GMO.
These specific requirements also are designed to complement any applicable regulatory requirements that may affect government veterinary laboratories (state, regional, national, and international.)