The Jerudong Park Medical Center (JPMC) has recently achieved another quality milestone when its Laboratory Department was awarded International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 15189:2012 certification in October 2017 by the Singapore Accreditation Council.
The International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) 15189 is an international standard quality criterion that covers both management and technical requirements needed for quality and competence in medical laboratories. Medical laboratory services are an integral part in the healthcare system, and it is estimated that 70% of medical decisions affecting a patient's diagnosis, treatment, management, and monitoring are dependent on laboratory test results.
Our laboratory maintains a comprehensive Quality Management System that adheres towards internationally recognized standards and quality assurance criteria to ensure reliable, accurate and efficient diagnostic testing services. Our list of tests covered under ISO 15189 accreditation includes Biochemistry, Immunology, Serology, Haematology, Blood Transfusion, and Microbiology.
This latest quality accomplishment further demonstrates JPMC's commitment towards providing quality healthcare services to all our patients. This accreditation also stimulates continuous improvement as we continue our path towards setting the highest laboratory standards.