Our pathology lab
Our next-generation pathology testing service is fully accredited and quality controlled.
The MyHealthTest laboratory, based in Canberra (ACT), has been accredited in the field of medical testing by the National Association for Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) in conjunction with the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA).
To attain and maintain accreditation, our facility is regularly assessed for competence based on the relevant international standards.
This includes compliance with standards relating to:
- the qualifications, training and experience of staff
- equipment and its calibration and maintenance
- quality assurance procedures
- appropriate sampling practices
Our scope of accreditation is detailed here, and includes our HbA1c (diabetes) test. With the recent release of our dried blood spot tests for PSA (prostate), TSH (thyroid) and cholesterol we are working to expand our scope soon.
Accuracy of dried blood spot testing
Dried blood spot testing has been demonstrated to provide accurate results for measuring a wide variety of compounds.
Dried blood spot testing was first introduced in 1963 by Guthrie and Susi and is now routinely used in heel-prick sampling and testing of newborn infants
More recently, dried blood spot sampling for HbA1c (diabetes), PSA (prostate), TSH (thyroid) and cholesterol testing have been developed and validated.
MyHealthTest meets the increased global demand for pathology testing services and sets the industry standard for convenient direct-to-consumer healthcare services.
The MyHealthTest laboratory conducts regular proficiency testing and participates in external quality control programs (where available) such as:
- The National RCPAQAP (Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Program)
- The International RIQAS (Randox International Quality Assessment Scheme)