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Welcome to ASHI's Accreditation Program!

   

ASHI's Accreditation Review Board

Top row: Brett Loehmann, Maureen Miller, Vera Hauptfeld-Dolejsek, David Kiger, Nancy Higgins, John Gerlach, Cal Stone, Daniel Ramon, Lori Osowski, Sam Ho

Bottom row: Christina Bishop, Amy Hahn, Julie Houp, Catherine Gebhart, Marian Tamondong-Reside, Melissa Weeks (Manager)

Missing: Paul Warner


Click here for accreditation documents and important links. 

Melissa Weeks, Accreditation Manager
Phone:(651) 202-3637 
Fax: (651) 305-3838
mweeks@ahint.com


Accredited Laboratories

The list of ASHI Accredited laboratories is published by ASHI. Laboratories are listed in alphabetical order by state. Contact information for each laboratory is provided as well as categories in which they are accredited. Updates and clarifications to this list may be addressed to Melissa Weeks, ASHI Accreditation Manager. Visit the Documents and Important Links section at the bottom of this page for a list of ASHI Accredited laboratories.

 

OPERATIONS MANUAL

The operation and activities of the Accreditation Review Board are reviewed at several levels. These include ASHI Board of Directors and CMS. Because of the deemed status agreements with CMS, NMDP and UNOS, procedures and policies of the ARB must be submitted for review and approval. As a result a detailed Operations Manual  was created to provide a single source document for all activities of the ARB. Questions and clarifications pertaining to this manual may be addressed to Melissa Weeks, ASHI Accreditation Manager. Visit the Documents and Important Links section at the bottom of this page to access the ARB Operations Manual.

 

Get Accredited

Accreditation Application

Visit the Documents and Important Links section at the bottom of this page to access the accreditation application. Forms are in a PDF format and require the Adobe Acrobat reader. 

Application Packet Updates

Application packets are all online. When your laboratory cycle comes due, the Accreditation Manager will send your laboratory an email with a link to the application online, a password, and instructions. The information that you enter online will be stored in a database for years. This information creates a historical record of each laboratory's applications and will serve as the template for future application packets. Future packets will require only changes and updates to the stored information.

Accreditation Cycles


Each laboratory is assigned a cycle which will not change from year to year. Thus, deadlines remain constant within each cycle. New laboratories are assigned to a specific cycle based on when their application is submitted for review. 

Application Packet Forms

New Applications Packet / Renewal Application Packet

The following forms are examples of what is required for all laboratories seeking renewal Accreditation from ASHI, during the on-site cycle of their Accreditation. To set up a new laboratory application, please contact ASHI's Accreditation Manager, Melissa Weeks for assistance.

Interim Packet Forms

The following forms are required for all laboratories renewing their ASHI Accreditation during the off cycle or interim years of the two-year Accreditation cycle. To set up a new interim application, please contact ASHI's Accreditation Manager, Melissa Weeks for assistance.

 

Accreditation Fees (Annual)         

 $1960.00

 

Inspection Schedule

The Joint Commission has a policy of releasing certain organization-specific information to the public. One such item is the date(s) of the biennial on-site inspection (survey). Visit the Documents and Important Links section at the bottom of this page for a list of time frames in which specific laboratories are inspected.

 

Review Board 

Visit the Documents and Important Links section at the bottom of this page to view a list of ASHI-ARB Commissioner.

The first 2 digits of your ASHI laboratory accreditation number indicate what region (non-geographic) you are in. Commissioners are listed in the above link by region. For example: if your ASHI number starts with 12-1-NY-01-1, then your commissioner is in region 12.

Program Director (2018-2019)
Nancy Higgins, MT, CHS
Indiana University Health Methodist
Transplant Immunology Laboratory
1812 N. Capitol Avenue
Wile Hall 116
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317/962-6194
Fax Number: 317/962-6195
Email: nhiggs@iuhealth.org

 

OMBUDSPERSONS (for filing anonymous complaints regarding quality of patient testing and/or employee safety)

Walt Herczyk, MT(ASCP), CHS
Gift of Life Michigan
Histocompatibility Laboratory
3861 Research Park Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: (734) 922-6014
Fax: (734) 973-0332
Email: WHerczyk@giftoflifemichigan.org

Michael Gautreaux, PhD, D(ABHI)
Wake Forest
University Health Sciences
HLA/Immunogenetics Laboratory
145 Kimel Park Dr., Suite 250
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: (336) 716-4456
Fax: (336) 774-7665
Email: mgautrea@wakehealth.edu


Important Documents and Links

Learning Builder Site

2018 ARB Operations Manual

2018-2019 ARB Commissioners, Co-Chairs, and supplementary members

Accreditation Process

Accreditation Review Program Interim Application Instructions (Adobe PDF)

Accreditation Review Program On-Site Application Instructions (Adobe PDF)

ARB Appeals Process

History of the ARB

List of ASHI Accredited laboratories

For Inspectors

Exit Interview Form - for Inspectors (to accompany the deficiency report)

Inspection Schedule

Inspector Training

Travel Expense Reimbursement

Validation Checklist

NGS Validation Checklist

2018 ASHI Standards

2018 ASHI Standards with Guidance

2018 ASHI Standards with Guidance (redline version)

2018 ASHI Revisions Summary

2017 ASHI Standards

2017 ASHI Standards with Guidance

2017 ASHI Standards with Guidance (redline version)

2017 ASHI Standards Revisions Summary

Related links

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