Medical laboratory accreditation for COVID testing
01 September 2021
ISO 15189:2012 accreditation confirms internationally recognised gold standard for MHC lab testing
MyHealthChecked Plc (AIM: MHC), the consumer home-testing healthcare company, announces that it now has ISO 15189:2012 accreditation across the Company's COVID-19 testing service, a mark of confidence that the service meets internationally recognised gold standards for performance and competence.
The accreditation was granted following assessments by the United Kingdon Accreditation Service ("UKAS"), and ensures that the laboratories used as part of the MyHealthChecked™ COVID-19 testing service deliver a proficient and high-quality service, meeting the relevant legal requirements.
The MyHealthChecked™ COVID-19 at-home nasal swab kit and PCR laboratory testing service utilises the Company's own laboratory in Manchester, together with its partner laboratory provided by Yourgene Health plc, which also has received ISO 15189:2012 accreditation for testing and sequencing.
MyHealthChecked's services have been included as one of the suppliers on the Government list with "Fit to Fly", "Test to Release" and "Days 2 and 8" testing, and the Company has established a key commercial partnership with Boots UK Limited ("Boots"). The MyHealthChecked COVID-19 testing service is available via www.boots.com and across over 500 Boots stores in Great Britain.
Penny McCormick, Chief Executive Officer of MyHealthChecked Plc, said:
"We are delighted to now have in place accreditation across our COVID-19 testing service, which is a clear sign to our existing customers and potential new customers that our medical laboratories and operational systems are extremely rigorous and structured around best possible practice within the industry.
"I am incredibly proud of the MyHealthChecked team for maintaining these high standards, ensuring that we offer a reliable and efficient service to all of our partners."
The persons responsible for arranging the release of this Announcement on behalf of the Company are Penny McCormick, CEO, and Gareth Davies, Chief Financial and Operations Officer respectively.
For further information contact:
Penny McCormick, Chief Executive Officer
via Walbrook PR
Gareth Davies, Chief Financial and Operations Officer
SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (NOMAD)
Tel: +44 (0)20 3368 3550
Oberon Capital Ltd (Broker)
Tel: +44 (0)203 179 5344
Walbrook PR Ltd (Media & IR)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7933 8780 or [email protected]
Paul McManus / Alice Woodings
Mob: +44(0)7980 541 893 / +44 (0)7407 804 654
About MyHealthChecked PLC (www.myhealthcheckedplc.com)
MyHealthChecked PLC, based in Cardiff, is an AIM-quoted pioneering UK healthcare company focused on a range of at-home healthcare and wellness tests.
MyHealthChecked is the umbrella brand of a range of at-home DNA and RNA tests, now in development following the acquisition of The Genome Store in November 2020. The tests will be made available online, and would be viable for over the counter purchase.
The MyHealthChecked portfolio has been identified as part of a change in mindset as customers become more familiar with the concept of accessible healthcare in the growing at home testing kit market with a focus on accessibility at the right price, led by UK-based experts.
About UKAS - The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is the national accreditation body for the United Kingdom, appointed by government, to assess organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. UKAS has been working with the Department for Health and Social Care to develop a three stage UKAS accreditation process for private providers of COVID-19 testing. This scheme has been used for any providers of private COVID-19 testing requiring accreditation for their services.