Requirements for Cytogenetic Testing - 2007

This is a publication of the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council which is managed by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and defines the requirements for cytogenetic testing.

Page last updated: 11 October 2007

Online ISBN: 1-74186-340-6

Publications Number: P3-2316

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First published 2001
Second edition 2007 reprinted with revisions and name change from Guidelines for Cytogenetics Laboratories.

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing



The National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) was established in 1979 to consider and make recommendations to the Australian, state and territory governments on matters related to the accreditation of pathology laboratories and the introduction and maintenance of uniform standards of practice in pathology laboratories throughout Australia. A function of NPAAC is to formulate standards and initiate and promote guidelines and education programs about pathology tests.

Publications produced by NPAAC are issued as accreditation material to provide guidance to laboratories and accrediting agencies about minimum standards considered acceptable for good laboratory practice.

Failure to meet these minimum standards may pose a risk to public health and patient safety.