Haematology is one among sections that are found at National Health Laboratory Quality Assurance and Training Centre (NHL-QATC).
Ordering Haematogy Tests
Haematology section at NHLQATC serves as a back up to all Hospital Laboratories tests in any circumstances like reagents stock outs, Equipment break down or in high workload situations faced by Laboratories. In this category, samples are expected to be submitted in bulk/batches.
For customers aiming to use haematology section for research purposes, they will be required to come at NHLQATC management for discussion on protocols to handle research samples and entering into Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Ordering haematological tests for routine and for back up is simple. It is done by just completing a Sample request form (F063) available at this website (download here). The requirement and nature of the specimen needed for the tests to be requested are clearly stated in the Sample Collection Manual available at this website.(link for sample collection Manual)
Processing of the request
Processing of all submitted requests for hematology tests will be done as per the NHLQATC technical procedures.
Release of results
When sample requests are processed, a report is prepared. The result report is given to the requester at the reception and the individual picking the results reports is required to sign on the dispatch form as the evidence that reports have been collected by the requester.
For any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us through the provided contacts under this website.
External Quality Assessment
The Proficient Testing (PT) schemes under haematology, are floated twice per year 2013. And enrollment is based on individual facility request and the scope is for three and five part equipment.
Currently NHLQATC is under process to improve PT services to be in line with ISO 17043 Requirement.. Testing Laboratories receiving PT samples will be communicated through the appropriate channel. Any other Laboratories willing to participate are required to submit a request stipulating the scope of their tests needed to be enrolled. For more clarification and support, please contact us through the detailed contact information.