Guidance for organisations seeking to support the COVID-19 testing programme.


This guidance is for laboratories or other organisations who are interested in supporting the NHS deliver testing for coronavirus (COVID-19), such as:

  • laboratories, usually without ISO 17025 or ISO 15189 accreditation
  • universities
  • research institutions
  • organisations in other relevant industries and sectors
This guidance provides:

  • details of what criteria a laboratory needs to meet in order to form a partnership with a local NHS trust
  • exemplar case studies setting out how laboratories are currently partnering with local NHS trusts to expand their testing capacity