Structure of the department
The pathology department comprises three technical fields: pathology, neuropathology and dermatohistology.
Accreditations and conformity assessment bodies
The relevant standard for the accreditation of services offered in the area of pathology in patient care is DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020. All conformity assessment bodies in pathology are therefore inspection bodies. The accreditation focuses on the expert assessment of the physician – on the diagnosis. Pursuant to ILAC P15:07/2016, the requirements of ISO 15189 are also taken into account.
Accreditation in the area of pathology is voluntary. The accredited institutions operate in both the university and hospital and private practice sectors.
Benefits of accreditation
This accreditation not only certifies the competence of conformity assessment bodies, it also independently confirms maintenance of this competence by means of regular assessments.