BASES Laboratory Accreditation is a quality assurance process that provides clients and service purchasers with a means of confirming the appropriateness of a laboratory to conduct physiological testing. The accreditation process uses a written submission from the laboratory together with a detailed inspection visit to assess the appropriateness of the laboratory’s facilities, equipment, procedures and staffing.
To become a BASES Accredited Laboratory, the following criteria must be met:
The BASES Laboratory Accreditation provides a mark of quality assurance to clients, research funders and the wider community that illustrates the laboratory has undergone meticulous inspection by BASES and that high professional standards of practice have been achieved. Laboratories that are accredited by BASES will have demonstrated:
Overseas laboratories may apply for laboratory accreditation and this will be acknowledged as such with the title BASES Accredited Laboratory (Overseas). Where a BASES accredited individual is not present, the laboratory must be under the direction of an appropriately qualified individual (such as a laboratory manager, or equally well qualified practitioner). The named laboratory director must, as a minimum, be a BASES member for the full term of the laboratory accreditation.
In such circumstances the laboratory may still be granted accreditation but BASES Accredited Laboratory Director status cannot be granted. Overseas (including the Irish Republic) laboratories applying for accredited status must also agree to meet the costs for all international travel, reasonable subsistence and accommodation where necessary in addition to the standard accreditation fee.
A pre-accreditation visit by a member of the Accreditation Committee is strongly recommended for laboratories seeking first time accreditation. A fee of £400 will be charged for this service.
Application fees for Laboratory Accreditation and Re-accreditation are £550 which covers a 5-year period (same paperwork is required for both).
Please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Forms and Guidelines:
For information on the Lab Accreditation Committee please click here.