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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Licensing and Accreditation

The Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has successfully participated in and has received many Accreditation certifications provincially, nationally and internationally.

Click on the links below to view the current certificates and licenses




Paediatric Laboratory Medicine 
(All laboratories)


MOHLTC Lab Licence 2020-2021

October 03, 2021

IQMH ISO 15189Plus 2019 - 2023

May 15, 2023

Tissue Laboratory




American Association of Tissue Banks PDF

March 7, 2022

Health Canada- CTO Tissue

December 31, 2021

Stem Cell Laboratory



July 24, 2023

Health Canada - CTO - Lymhohematopoietic Cells PDF

December 31, 2021

Genome Diagnostics &



June 18, 2020(extended)


August 17, 2022


EQA Participation

External Quality Assessment Program Participation

American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG)

Canadian Immunohistochemistry Quality Control for Pathology (CIQC)

CDC Newborn Screening Program

Charles River Proficiency Test Program

College of American Pathologists (CAP)

Continuous Improvement and Qualifying for Accreditation Project (CIQAP)

Euroimmune - Serology

European Research Network for evaluation and improvement of screening, Diagnosis and treatment of Inherited Disorders of Metabolism (ERNDIM)

Exchange with Mount Sinai

FHCRC - Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Seattle Cancer Care Center (Peer group assessment program)

Immprove Quality Assurance Scheme - Immunology

Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH)

Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance

International External Foundation Quality Assessment Programme (ECAT)

International Proficiency Testing Schemes (IPTS)

International Tay-Sachs Testing (NTSAD)

Internal Split Sample Procedure (I.S.S)

KKGT - Stichting Kwaliteitsbewaking Klinische Geneesmiddelanalyse en Toxicologie (Association for Quality Assessment in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology) - Netherlands

Labquality EQA Program

LGC Standards

National Lab for HIV Immunology

National Lab for HIV Reference and Service (NLHRS)

National Microbiology Laboratory – Molecular Microbiology

North American Specialized Coagulation Laboratory Association (NASCOLA)


Post analytical DNA Sequencing Challenge SEC

Qnostic – Molecular Microbiology

Quality Control for Molecular Diagnostics (QCMD)

Siemens Urinalysis Proficiency Study

Stichting Kwaliteitsbewaking Medische Laboratoriumdiagnostiek (Dutch: Foundation for Quality Medical Laboratory Diagnostics) - (SKML)

United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Service (UKNEQAS)

Vitamin D External Quality Assessment Scheme (DEQAS)

Last Updated: November 2020