Those interested in medical laboratory Quality are aware that the cornerstone standard for Quality and Competency in the medical laboratory is ISO15189:2007 (now, but soon to be :2013). In 2005, ISO published a document numbered ISO/TR22869 - Medical laboratories - Guidance on laboratory implementation of ISO 15189: 2003 that could assist some medical laboratories implement a Quality system.
This document is now outdated and indeed should have been addressed at least 2 years ago.
At this point the ISO Technical Committee has two opinions, one to terminate the document, the other to revise and refresh it. Before a decision is made, they are interested in hearing the opinions of people who know something about medical laboratories and quality and the value of implementation guides.
It is for this reason that I am posting a link to the survey that is being done for ISO TC 212. Anyone interested in participation can go to:
The survey has 9 questions, and should take less than 3 minutes to complete.