Lodwar County Referral Hospital laboratory is at an advanced stage of receiving ISO 15189:2012 accreditation. It will be the first and only facility in the Northern Arid Lands (NALs) region to acquired the standard. The accreditation recommendation was issued yesterday by Kenya Acreditation Service(KENAS ) after several assessments that touched on the tests carried out, quality and procedures in place to ensure reliable quality laboratory results are available in the premier County health facility.

The accreditation recommendation is a confirmation that the laboratory can effectively support enhanced service delivery of medical interventions by giving accurate, reliable, and timely laboratory results for correct diagnosis and better patient outcomes.

Mr. Maragia James Marcomics-the officer in charge of laboratory services, said that the preparation for accreditation started last year with the installation of computer assisted systems that could track delivery of services in real times and enhance timely response to the clients.

The laboratory is well equipped with gene expert machines, biosafety cabinets, microscopes fridges and incubators centrifuge, autoclave for sterilization of culture plates, chemistry machine, blood transfusion machines and coagulation machine for offering the widest range of laboratory services available.
The laboratory e-system is supported by a server to allow for paperless interaction between the service providers and the clients. The facility serves more than 300 people on a daily basis. started last year with the installation of computer assisted systems that could track delivery of services in real times and enhance timely response to the clients.

The laboratory is well equipped with gene expert machines, biosafety cabinets, microscopes fridges and incubators centrifuge, autoclave for sterilization of culture plates, chemistry machine, blood transfusion machines and coagulation machine for offering the widest range of laboratory services available.
The laboratory e-system is supported by a server to allow for paperless interaction between the service providers and the clients. The capacity of the facility has increased considerably since it can now serves more than 300 people on a daily basis as compared to only 150 cases before the recommended accreditation.