In the first days of the hospital establishment, Department of Laboratory was only 20 sqm in area, and had 2 employees (1 doctor and 1 bachelor) and equipped with essential equipment comprising: 1 microscope, 1 sub-automatic biochemistry analyzer (RA50), 1 hematologic analyzer, 1 hemostatin analyzer and 1 analyzer of urine sample. At that time, both workforce and equipment were fixed just in the figure of "1". 8 years later, the hospital has developed and made great progresses.
At the beginning of this year (2008), the number of equipment, machines and personnel have exceeded further the past figure of "1". Nowadays, the workforce amounts to 11 (1 doctor, 3 bachelors, 5 technicians and 2 nurses), and at the same time the department is also equipped with modern equipment to meet the higher and higher workload not only in 4-digit number of total samples but also in meeting requirements of in-depth special tests such as hormone tests and biomolecular analyses. With the results above, Department of Laboratory is trying to perfect and does believe that we will meet better and better the rapid growth in both quantity and quality of the department workforce.
With supports of both automatic analyzers (Hitachi 717, Hitachi 704, Celly 70 D-10, Bio -Rad, Medica, Elecsys 2010, DiaStat and so on) and sub-automatic ones (RA50, Humalyzer 2000 ), it makes a bridge-connection support in work among lab technicians. When the lab results are interpreted, all abnormal ones are checked again by another analytical method. Therefore, the errors in the interpretation are limited. This creates clinicians’ trust in the lab results and helps treatment become more effective. Furthermore, in some kinds of tests, the lab results shall be returned within 1 hour, and this saves waiting time and cost for patients very much.
Expectation of the authorized persons in this specialty department is the desire to to become better in both medical skills and professional working style of everybody from a step of taking samples to that of giving results to patients’ hand must be perfect to ensure the accuracy in reading and satisfaction of both patients and clinicians.
Now, Van Hanh Hospital laboratory is one of laboratories of Ho Chi Minh-based hospitals joining in the out-sourced calibration program held by HCMC’s Health Services. This program is gaining encouraging results. Because the program is implemented by cross-checking among results done by the city’s labs in comparison with international standards, the analysis reliability and accuracy can be assessed. At the same time, the laboratory is in a step-by-step preparation to become a laboratory in compliance with the criteria issued by Center of Calibration of HCMC’s Health Services.
It’s a road to development of Department of Laboratory at Van Hanh General Hospital and on that way, our medical professionals always think about the meaning of the world of "Heart" to do more useful things for lives.
|D-10 Machine ( Bio-Rad)||Celly-70 Machine|
Elecsys 2010 Machine
|Elecsys 2010 Machine||Elecsys 2010 Machine|
Hitachi 717 Machine
|Hitachi 717 Machine||Hitachi 704 Machine|
CELL-DYN 3200 Machine
|Humaclot- Duo- Human Machine||Analyzing Urine Machine|
RA 50 – Humalyzer 2000 Machine