During the Covid-19 pandemic there was an increasing demand for easy, reliable, and fast SARS-CoV-2 antigen testing for out of laboratory use. LABHOH promptly responded to this demand in Aruba and collaborated with the University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU) to validate the diagnostic performance of the PanbioTM COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test (Abbott). Persons with mild complaints as well as patients submitted to a hospital for Covid-19 treatment (critically ill patients were excluded) were included in this study. RT-qPCR (Seegene Allplex) was used as the reference test for identification of active SARS-CoV-2 infection. The results of this study is reported in this peer-reviewed publication. User friendly and low cost SARS-CoV-2 antigen tests with short turn-around times were widely used in Aruba to improve efforts aimed at controling transmission of the virus during the pandemic.
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Dia 29 y 30 di maart a tuma luga na nos laboratorio microbiología medico otro audit di Conseho di Acreditacion pa loke ta NEN-EN-ISO 15189. E audit a pasa bon.
Auditornan di e Conseho di Acreditacion a felicita nos pa e desaroyo positivo di nos sistema di calidad unda cu despues di mas di 4 aña a logra pone un base solido pa un servicio confiabel c uta cumpli cu e exigencianan halto di calidad: e teamleider a papia di un sistema di calidad ‘madura’.
Ya caba nos a cuminsa traha riba un paar punto di mehoracion cu e audit a trece cune. Nos lo sigui traha duro riba nos calidad halto y sigui mehora nos servicio.
E sistema di calidad actual ta ofrece nos lab un base solido pa expande riba nos tareanan diagnostico y unda cu nos por sigui traha riba servicionan nobo y inovativo.
Nos ta desea di gradici cada un di boso cu sea directo of indirecto a contribui pa asina nos por a logra.
Pasobra…solamente como team nos por realisa esaki! Masha danki!
Audit Microbiologie LABHOH
This is CarMap 2022, a RIVM/Netherlands Antilles report on the trends in antimicrobial resistance in Aruba in
2021 and previous years. CarMap is a cooperative effort of the Centre for Infectious Disease Control Netherlands
(CIb) at the National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) and the participating laboratories
at the Netherlands Antilles.
The major aim of CarMap is to analyse trends in antimicrobial resistance on the Netherlands Antilles and
if there is a difference in antimicrobial resistance between the different islands of the Netherlands Antilles.
Furthermore, it aims to compare data from the Netherlands Antilles to data from the Netherlands. Based on
this comparison, the islands of the Netherlands Antilles are able to conclude if the Dutch health guidelines still
need to be adhered to or if they should deviate from it.
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The LABHOH Medical Microbiology laboratory (registration number M321) has achieved the ISO standard 15189. This accreditation confirms that the laboratory works according to the international ISO standard, which indicates that the laboratory diagnostics are of good quality, are performed professionally and are focused on improvement.
Het laboratorium LABHOH Medische Microbiologie (registratienummer M321), heeft de ISO norm 15189 behaald. Deze accreditatie bevestigt dat het laboratorium werkt volgens de internationale ISO-norm, die aangeeft dat de laboratoriumdiagnostiek van goede kwaliteit is, professioneel wordt uitgevoerd, en aantoonbaar gericht is op verbetering.
Website: Raad voor Accreditatie
FSLMA is closely following the developments of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).
- If you have flu symptoms, such as chest tightness, fever or coughing, please do not visit our locations.
- Greetings without touch. Our employees do not shake hands in order to limit any transfer via hands. Please understand.
Protect yourself against the coronavirus in the same way as against the flu.
- Wash your hands regularly.
- Cough and sneeze into a tissue and throw it away immediately. Then wash your hands.
- No tissue paper? Cough and sneeze in the inside of your elbow.
- Stay home if you are ill.
If you’re traveling to and from Aruba, FSLMA offers COVID-19 testing for Travelers by appoinment. For an appointment you can call or email us. Please note the following pamphlet for further information.