Christamarianne’s Medical Laboratory Receives ISO 15189:2012 Accreditation

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FSJ Christamarianne Mission Hospital’s medical laboratory received ISO 15189:2012 accreditation from the Kenya Accreditation Service (KENAS). The recognition follows the spirited process of the hospitals management and laboratory staff in ensuring that the department conforms to international guidelines.

ISO 15189:2012 is a set of international standards formulated by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO 15189:2012 touches on the competence of medical laboratories to deliver services in terms of but not limited to: a medical laboratories quality services, its managements systems, the staff technical competence and the calibration of instruments.

The award follows vigorous preparation by the management and staff through formal applications, on–site assessments and thorough examination of the laboratories quality and management systems.

The recognition shows that Christamarianne Mission Hospital’s Laboratory is a legally identifiable entity and also appropriately registered as a medical laboratory that offers services according to international standards.  

Medical laboratory tests are vital in the patient journey because they play a critical role in informing the patient and medical personnel of any underlying issues. Moreover, laboratory test results play a critical role in decision making therefore its importance cannot be taken for granted. There is no room for error.

Patients ought to perform tests from medical laboratories that are standardised and that conduct tests with minimal error and according to international standards.

This Accreditation formally recognises a Christamarianne Mission Hospital’s Medical Laboratory as commendable, and therefore members of the public are encouraged to identify and select Christamarianne as the facility of choice to receive testing and measurement services that meet customer needs.

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