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Pantai Premier Pathology @ Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu MS ISO 15189 Accreditation

Pantai Premier Pathology Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu Receives MS ISO 15189 Accreditation: A New Standard of Quality and Safety for Medical Testing in East Malaysia

Pantai Premier Pathology Gleneagles @ Kota Kinabalu has recently made history by becoming the first and only private medical laboratory in East Malaysia to receive the MS ISO 15189 accreditation. The accreditation is a testament to the lab’s commitment to providing reliable and accurate medical testing services while adhering to high standards of performance, accountability and continuous improvement.

Established in 2015, Pantai Premier Pathology @ Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu is a private medical laboratory that provides a wide range of medical testing services to the local community. In 2020, the lab began its journey towards accreditation to achieve the highest quality and safety standards. After a rigorous evaluation process, the lab was awarded the MS ISO 15189 accreditation, effective from 3rd March 2023.

The MS ISO 15189 is an international standard that specifies the requirements for quality and competence in medical laboratories. It covers all aspects of laboratory operations, including management, technical competence, personnel, equipment, and quality control. Laboratories that achieve this accreditation are recognized for their commitment to providing accurate, reliable, and safe medical testing services.

For Pantai Premier Pathology @ Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu, this accreditation is not just a recognition of their commitment to quality and safety, but also a new standard for medical testing in East Malaysia. With this achievement, the lab has set a benchmark for other medical laboratories in the region to strive towards. The accreditation also serves as a reassurance to patients that the lab adheres to the highest standards of performance and accountability. Patients can trust that the medical test results they receive from Pantai Premier Pathology Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu are accurate and reliable.

Pantai Premier Pathology @ Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu’s MS ISO 15189 accreditation is a significant achievement that marks a new standard of quality and safety for medical testing in East Malaysia. The lab’s dedication to providing reliable and accurate medical testing services while continuously improving their performance is commendable. This achievement is not only a recognition of their commitment to excellence but also a reassurance to patients that their health and well-being are in safe hands.

MoU Extension Signing Ceremony between PPP & AFYAA

Pantai Premier Pathology Sdn. Bhd. extended its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AFYAA Sdn. Bhd. The MoU initially signed on 21 November 2021, outlined the collaboration between both companies to encourage and educate the general public to do health assessments to prevent or treat illnesses in very early stages and to improve health by benefiting from the nutritional values of AFYAA’s premium functional food products.

 

The extension builds upon the success of this partnership and reaffirms its commitment to achieving both health entities’ shared goals. Through the extension of this collaboration, both entities involved aim to enhance the value of health screening and increase public awareness of a healthy lifestyle, in line with the launch of Pantai Premier Pathology’s new line of service, Premier Wellness, a genetic wellness screening test that comes along with an enhanced interpretational report for a bloodwork health screening that allows end users to understand the entire context.

Quality Control & Root Cause Analysis Workshops

Workshops to maintain the highest quality standards and ensuring compliance

Pantai Premier Pathology’s commitment to maintaining the highest quality standards and ensuring compliance with best practices in the industry was recently demonstrated through two successful workshops held in the first quarter of 2023 by the Quality, Standards & Accreditation Department.

The first event was a highly informative Quality Control Workshop that took place on the 6th and 7th of March 2023 at Dewan Pantai, Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur. This workshop was targeted at Technical Managers and Quality Managers, and aimed to provide them with the latest updates on Quality Control policies and procedures, as well as insights into future trends in quality management. The ultimate goal was to enhance the performance and competency of the attendees on Quality Control-related matters, thereby ensuring their independent compliance with policy and procedures.

The second event was a Root Cause Analysis Workshop that was held on 21 February 2023 at the Auditorium, Level 9, PHKL. Dr. Lisa Maria Schwanke, Assistant Vice President, Medical Affairs and Quality, IHH MY, conducted the workshop, which was attended by 38 Pantai Premier Pathology staff members from various branches and 10 staff members from Medical Affairs and Quality, IHH MY. The objectives of this workshop were to highlight the importance of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and equip attendees with the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct effective RCA using appropriate tools and methodologies. The workshop was designed to refresh the participants’ understanding of the methodology and guide them in the proper use of the tools.

Memo on Glucose Reporting Enhancement

Memo on Glucose Reporting Enhancement

Following the harmonisation of glucose reporting initiative by the Chapter of Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine, College of Pathologists, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia and the Malaysian Endocrine and Metabolic Society (MEMS), kindly be informed that glucose reporting will now include prediabetes and diabetes reference intervals (please refer to the memo below).

The changes will be effective 20th January 2023.

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