Department of Health | Research Institute for Tropical Medicine | National Voluntary Blood Services Program
TRANSFUSION TRANSMISSIBLE infectionS
NATIONAL REFERENCE LABORATORY
Ensuring Quality Upholding Expertise
SATISFACTORY EQAS PARTICIPATION IS NOW REQUIRED FOR THE LICENSING OF BLOOD BANKS
The Department of Health (DOH) has issued an amendment to the Department Memorandum 2009-0086-A entitled “IMPLEMENTATION OF EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM AS REGULATORY REQUIRMENT FOR LICENSING OF LABORATORIES”. This document states that each blood bank shall participate in an External Quality Assurance Program administered by the Transfusion Transmissible Infections National Reference Laboratory of the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine and/or other local and international EQAP ap...
Starting this year 2014, the TTI-NRL External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) will be done in collaboration with the One World Accuracy Systems (OASYS), Canada. OASYS will cover the informatics and analysis of the EQAS results. This endeavor is in line with the aim of the TTI-NRL to have a quality EQA Program.
OASYS is a leading healthcare informatics company, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, that specializes in the provision of Internet-enabled quality management systems that are...
In line with the goal of the National Voluntary Blood Services Program, that is to provide safe and adequate blood supply, the TTI-NRL is conducting a research by validating a sample of blood units reported as non-reactive by some identified Blood Service Facilities (BSF). These samples of non-reactive blood units are re-screened by the TTI-NRL using Serology tests and Nucleic Acid Testing to further assure quality in the national blood supply.
The research entitled Validation using Nucleic Aci...
The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine has recently been awarded a Certificate of Standard: ISO 9001: 2008 by TUV Rheinland.
This standard includes the following scope:
Provision of Administrative, Medical Services, Research and Development including Knowledge and Technology Transfer.
This new endeavor is in line with the thrust and mission of the RITM to lead the conduct of high quality multidisciplinary research and in the development and production of biologicals and vaccines tha...
The TTI-NRL has recently been trained by the National Serology Reference Laboratory Australia, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Diagnostics and Laboratory Support for HIV and AIDS and Other Blood-borne Infections to be an External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) Provider.
NRL Australia has over 20 years of extensive experience of Quality Assurance. As an NRL, they have set the global standard for a range of comprehensive EQAS, Quality Control (QC) and Specificity Monitoring p...
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