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CPHL, was accredited by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) in 2017 in a MEDICAL TESTING LABORATORY for MOLECULAR VIROLOGY.
Its accreditation demonstrates its technical competence and operation of a quality management system. The laboratory sub sector is one of the priority systems that the ministry has undertaken to strengthen.

Given this accreditation, CPHL can now attract a full range of researchers, more modern technologies and widened the range and scope of services that it can offer. With support from Ministry of Health and Partners, the laboratory has supported more facilities to attain accreditation.

Therefore, accreditation can be defined as a rigorous assessment, conducted by an independent science-based organization, to assure the overall capability and competency of a laboratory and its quality management systems