Apollo Bramwell Hospital’s laboratory services have been ranked among the top 9% of the world’s best laboratories, according to a report issued by a renowned US-based organisation.
Apollo Bramwell’s laboratory was evaluated by the External Quality Assurance Service, run by Bio-Rad, experts in laboratory quality control. The organisation also develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of innovative tools and services to the life science research and clinical diagnostics markets.
“We are very pleased with the result of the report, which ranked Apollo Bramwell Hospital’s laboratory services among the world’s top 9%. The hospital’s lab was one among 7121 others being evaluated on the basis of criteria like laboratory testing quality and accuracy. This recognition is a guarantee of the reliability and quality of the laboratory services offered at Apollo Bramwell Hospital. The Apollo Bramwell Hospital laboratory regularly participates in the External Quality Assurance Services offered by Bio-Rad,” explained Dr. Salah Al-Janabi, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Apollo Bramwell Hospital.
Since each laboratory has its own unique system, the evaluation is carried out using a single specimen provided by Bio-Rad. Laboratories involved in the evaluation adopt a practice called inter-laboratory comparison, to facilitate the comparison of results between labs. All evaluated labs test the single specimen using their own methodologies. At the end results from the participating laboratories are compared to see how closely they match. The hospital’s laboratory evaluation was carried out over a period of one year, at the end of which the laboratories were stratified according to performance.
This latest recognition of quality for the hospital’s laboratory services comes shortly after the lab received accreditation from MAURITAS (Mauritius Accreditation Service) under ISO 15189:2007 standards. This accreditation is proof that the hospital’s laboratory operates to the highest standards of quality, as per international standards.
Apollo Bramwell Hospital’s lab is the first hospital laboratory accredited in Mauritius as per legal national requirements. It is also the first hospital laboratory in both the public and private sectors with the highest number of services accredited (a total of 81 services). The Apollo Bramwell Hospital, as a JCI-accredited hospital, also has a 100% compliance with 13 JCI Accreditation Standards for laboratory services.
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