Health and safety

The Health and Safety pillar of the Kenya Accreditation Service was formed to offer accreditation to conformity assessment bodies (laboratories) that offer services that pertain to;

  1. Human health
  2. Animal Health

The pillar offers accreditation to the following schemes:

Medical Laboratory  Accreditation in accordance with  ISO 15189 :2012

The medical laboratory accreditation to ISO 15189 is available to laboratories performing tests in various fields of human pathology including anatomical pathology (histology and cytology), chemical pathology, microbiology, hematology, immunohematology, cytogenetics, molecular biology and immunology, blood transfusion services and assisted reproductive technologies.

Veterinary Laboratory accreditation in accordance with ISO 17025 + OIE- Quality standard and guidelines for Veterinary Laboratories : Infectious Diseases

Veterinary Laboratory accreditation covers facilities that test animals and animal products for the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of disease. The scheme accommodates government and private facilities, veterinary practices and university veterinary schools

 Proficiency Testing Providers in accordance with ISO/IEC 17043

KENAS accreditation of proficiency testing scheme providers’ enables organizers that are interested in planning, providing and evaluating proficiency testing schemes to achieve and demonstrate a level of competence. The program provides testing, calibration, and medical laboratories providers with a fully functional and operational system of accredited providers of proficiency testing schemes conforming to international criteria.

Medical Reference Measurement Laboratories in accordance with ISO 15195

The accreditation of Medical Reference Measurement laboratories by KENAS enables the labs to demonstrate a level of competence and global recognition.

 Pharmaceutical Laboratories in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025

KENAS accreditation of pharmaceutical laboratories enables pharmaceutical laboratories that are interested in accreditation by demonstrating a level of competence and global recognition.