Medical laboratories play a vital role in providing vital Information that assist in prevention ,diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases. This calls for a well-structured laboratory system that addresses issues of oversight and coordination to meet the public expectation.

While fulfilling its mandate of laboratory policy formulation and leadership, the NPHL ensures that its operation is within the management system requirements as prescribed by ISO 9000:2008. The NPHL also promotes quality laboratory systems as it provides national referral services to both public and private health sector; two of the national laboratories are accredited to the ISO 15189:2012 standards with a third one having received approval for accreditation. Other NPHL reference laboratories are still being mentored towards accreditation; a prove that NPHL continues in its commitment towards total quality laboratory systems.