The hospital is the first facility in HCMC which was accredited to ISO 15189.
Speaking at the certification-giving ceremony, hospital director Dr. Nguyen Anh Dung said medical testing plays a vital role in diagnosis and treatment. The application of ISO 15189 in the hospital will help providing precise test results – basis for promoting test result between medical clinics.
In order to achieve this prestigious certification, the two departments had constantly improved its quality management system, technology and methods since April, 2016.
The two departments have state-of-the-art equipment for testing bought from the US, British, France, German and Italy including Architect i2000 SR Immunoassay Analyzer (Abbott); Cobas e601 (Roche), ELISA ETI-MAX 3000is a fully automated microtiter plate analyzer; BACT/ALERT 3D instrument is a state-of-the-art, automated microbial detection system; LIS (laboratory information system) software
Every day, the Biochemistry Hematology department receives 4,000-5,000 samples. Some 12,000 different tests are carried out.
After accredited, in addition to maintaining quality management system as per ISO 15189:2012, the hospital will expand the index of testing and check it annually or every three years.