India’s National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) is an accreditation system established in accordance with ISO/ IEC 17011. NABL has mutual recognition arrangements with International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) as well as Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC). NABL is provides accreditation standards on par with other international conformity assessment bodies.

NABL provides voluntary accreditation services to:

  • Testing and Calibration Laboratories in accordance with ISO/ IEC 17025 ‘General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories’ 
  • Medical Testing Laboratories in accordance with ISO 15189 ‘Medical laboratories -Requirements for quality and competence’ 
  • Proficiency Testing Providers (PTP) in accordance with ISO/IEC 17043 “Conformity assessment — General requirements for proficiency testing”
  • Reference Material Producers (RMP) in accordance with ISO 17034 “General requirements for the competence of reference material producers”.