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Newborn Screening Ontario
Licensing and Accreditation

Licensing and Accreditation

The Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO) laboratory operates under license #4282 and is the only laboratory in the province of Ontario authorized to perform newborn screening tests as outlined in Section 4 of the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act. These tests are subject to the specific quality criteria outlined by the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare. NSO underwent a focused assessment on June 23rd and 24th, 2014 and obtained recognition as an ISO 15189PLUS accredited facility.

Please click on the links below to access copies of the relevant documents:

Laboratory License

IQMH Certificate of Accreditation 2022-2026

Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act

Diagnostic testing: 

Laboratory License 2016 (Mitochondrial disorders)

Laboratory License 2016 (Targets of Newborn Screening)