Medical Laboratory in Dubai
The department aims to make the phlebotomy (blood collection) as pain free and comfortable as possible for the patients who visit Panacea. Commonly performed tests include but not limited to are listed below :
- Blood sugar
- Serum lipid profile
- Renal function tests
- Liver function tests
- Thyroid function tests
- Complete blood count
- Hormonal analysis
- Routine tests
- Allergy testing
Our lab is ISO 15189:2012 accredited and we follow all quality procedures in accordance with ISO 15189:2012 protocols and Dubai Accreditation centre guidelines.
The laboratory is one of our significant service departments where the patient samples are collected using suitable techniques and blood and body fluids are processed, examined and analyzed. The Laboratory plays a crucial role in helping the clinicians/ physicians in the diagnosis of potentially critical conditions. The patient is also benefited by the dialogue between the laboratory and the treating physician regarding the ramifications of the disease process.
The laboratory is designed to cater to the day to day routine tests, as well as some of the special tests which are necessary for the diagnosis of commonly observed diseases in the Gulf region, such as food and respiratory allergies. It is equipped with state of the art equipment from world renowned quality manufacturers such as Horiba, Abbott, Biomerieux, Eppendorf, R-Biopharm and Olympus Corporation to make sure results are accurate.
An entire process is in place to ensure the quality of reports. Most of the testing is performed on automated machinery to reduce human errors. Great importance is paid to the turnaround times so as to reduce waiting times for the patients.
Behind-the-scenes, the Panacea lab is vital for top-notch patient care and the entire team strives to cater to the needs of patients, using advanced healthcare with superior vigilance.
Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre Lab is a synonym for quality blended with latest innovative technology, reliable services and accurate results. We work hard to be at par with the best medical laboratories in Dubai. Our laboratory techniques are a set of procedures used in compliance with ISO 15189:2012 and adhere to local and national standards applicable to clinical testing and good lab practices.
Phlebotomy & Sample Collection – is the area where blood collection/sample extraction is carried out. The patient preparation is pre-requisite. For example to test the lipid profile we need the patient to be fasting for 12 hours prior to the test, for the insulin resistance test we need timed samples with the 1st sample as fasting and a urine culture as per the lab’s specific instructions.
Sample Acceptance- Our lab has stringent sample acceptance and rejection criteria for receiving the optimum quality sample.
Laboratory Testing has the following sections:
- Clinical Chemistry: Usually tests serum or plasma. The tests are conducted on the serum for a wide array of substances, such as lipids, blood sugar, enzymes, and hormones present in blood.
- Hematology: This section consists of automated and manual analysis of blood cells. It includes the blood cell count, peripheral smear study, ESR, etc.
- Immunology: This tests serum or plasma. The tests are conducted on the serum for a wide array of substances, such as antigen, antibodies and infectious agents.
- Clinical Pathology: This section consists of the routine and specific tests on wet samples example urine, stool, etc. Patient compliance for conditions regarding sample collection is vital.
The laboratory uses Calibrated Equipment for specific and minute tasks to achieve the accuracy of the test results in all the sections. The clinic has adopted advanced and upgradable IT infrastructure that re-enforces the daily operational activities and supports the laboratory with detailed auditing reports and quality tracking system to secure reliability.
Accreditation is a formal recognition by a government recognized assessment body to carry out medical tests as per the international standard ISO 15189:2012. Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre Lab has been awarded the Accreditation based on ISO 15189:2012 standard by Dubai Accreditation Centre (DAC) since 2015. DAC is the only Accreditation body in the gulf region who is an ILAC MRA signatory and a full member of ILAC.
Accreditation gives us recognition and enhances patient/client confidence in our lab reports i.e. our lab reports are recognized by the all ISO accredited laboratories anywhere in the world.
We participate in recognised External Quality Assessment Schemes, providing confidence to our service users that our quality is regularly reviewed by external agencies, in each section.
To fulfill the quality objectives the entire Panacea team works hard to bring out their best aiming at continuous customer satisfaction with respect to producing accurate and reliable test results in acceptable time, using standard technology and competent personnel.
Our Lab Specialist
Dr. Dhanya Menon