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The Association of Practising Pathologists


About Us

The Association of Practicing Pathologists is an association of Pathologists with post-graduate qualification running their own establishments. The Association has honour of being a Stakeholder at International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), Sydney. This is the only Non-Government Organization representing India and few worldwide enjoying such status.

The need of this association in addition to Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists was discussed in a meeting of eminent pathologists in June 1999. It was decided that since our requirements and problems are totally different from Service Pathologists we should have an additional Association fulfilling the needs of Practicing Pathologist. Ultimately this APP was formed on June 2nd 2001 in a meeting of more than 28 Practicing Pathologists from Delhi and NCR.

A constitution was framed and passed in subsequent General Body Meeting. It was subsequently registered under S.R. Act of 1860 (Punjab Amendment Act Of 1952)The Registered office is situated in the National Capital Territory of Delhi at Eskay Lab C-4/19 Acharya Niketan, Mayur Vihar-I, Delhi 110092.
At present there are more than 260 Life members.

The association is having its own Proficiency Testing Programme based on Guide 43 of ISO 9001 with the name of VILAC. This programme has the honour of being only programme in India and probably anywhere in the world, which is ISO 9001: 2015 certified and covers all the aspects of clinical laboratory testing.