Pathologists and Medical Laboratory Scientists in India Call for Active Government Regulation in Response to Ongoing Problems with Quality of Medical Laboratory Tests

In the $5 billion a year Indian diagnostics laboratory industry, only 1% of laboratories are accredited

Pathology and clinical laboratory testing in India is growing at a double-digit pace. However, pathologists and medical laboratory scientists are raising the alarm about a disturbing lack of quality and accuracy that exposes patients to unnecessary harm.

In fact, there are loud voices within the pathology profession in India who are urging government officials to more actively regulate the country’s diagnostics industry, according to a story published by the Business Standard, a national newspaper in India. (more…)