National Reference Laboratory

National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) known as a national reference laboratory is working on promoting and strengthening laboratory quality service for public health. With highly qualified and experienced technical staff, NPHL offers high quality services at a reasonable price. Laboratory results particularly for disease diagnosis are ensured through up-to-date technologies and use of Laboratory Quality Management System (LQMS).

ACTIVITIES UPDATE

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ក្រសួងសុខាភិបាល បញ្ជាក់អំពីករណីពុលស្រា នៅខេត្តក្រចេះ

May 07, 2018 By : NIPH

មានជាតិមេតាណុលខ្ពស់និងទឹកព្រែកតេ​ និងទឹកអូរគគីរ​ មានកំហាប់ជាតិគីមីពុលដែលបាញ់ស្មៅនិងសម្លាប់សត្វល្អិត​

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Training Workshop III on Laboratory Quality Management System (LQMS) Cohort 3

24 July 2019 By : NIPH

National Reference Medical Laboratory of National Institute of Public Health organized the LQMS training program cohort 3 from 16-19 July 2019. NIPH had a great honor th

ISO 15189 certified

 

We have been accredited as WHO Measles, Rubella, Dengue, and Japanese Encephalitis Testing Center since 2015 and are in preparation to become ISO 15189 certified by 2018. Currently, we are the leading laboratory in Cambodia for providing High Quality Laboratory Testing (170 types of test)

 

External Quality Assessment Scheme

We are the leading institution for providing and coordinating External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) in Cambodia. We have provided HIV Proficiency Testing (PT) panels to 66 Volunteer Confidentiality Counseling Testing (VCCT) centers and coordinated 44 public and private laboratories to enroll in overseas EQA programs for Hematology, Biochemistry, Serology,and Microbiology.

 

 

Disease Surveillance Outbreak Investigation

We are supporting the National Influenza Surveillance System (Influenza-like Illness and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection) in Cambodia by testing approximately 3,000 spacimens per year.

We are also supporting the National Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System by performing confirmatory testing for samples referred from 8 sentinel surveillance sites (approximately 300 samples per year).

 

 

 

Center for Pipette Calibration Equipment

We are providing pipette calibration services run by competent staff strictly trained by the ISO Accreditation Calibration Center of National Institute of Metrology in Thailand. In 2017, 115 pipettes from provincial referral labs, private labs,and NGO labs were calibrated.

 

LABORATORY SERVICE

Unit of Clinical Lab

We have participated in an External Quality Assessment (EQA) program with One World Accuracy, UAS (Hematology test), with our staff trained on Laboratory Quality Management System to ensure the highest quality of hematology services such as:

  • CBC
  • ESR
  • ABO blood Group and Rhesus
  • Reticulocyte Count
  • Direct Antiglobulin Test (Coombs)
  • Hb H inclusions
  • Blood film morphology
  • Bleeding & Clothing time
  • Fibrinogen
  • Prothrombin Time (TP)
  • Activated Partial thromboplastin time (APTT)
  • Factor VIII Assay
  • Factor IX Assay  

 

We participated in an External Quality Assessment (EQA) program with One World Accuracy, UAS (Biochemistry test). Also, our staff trained on Laboratory Quality Management System to ensure the highest quality of  Biochemistry service such as:

  • Amylase
  • Calcium
  • Creatinine
  • Magnesium
  • Glucose (quantitative)
  • Protein (quantitative)
  • Phosphore
  • Uree
  • Uric acid
  • Protein, Glucose
  • Cytology
  • pH, Specific & Gravity, Protein, Glucose, Ketone, Blood, Nitrite, Urobilinogen, bilirubin, Leucocytes

 

Our qualified staff have extensive experience working with immunology. To ensure the hightest quality of hematology services listed below, they have participated in an External Quality Assessment (EQA) program known as PPTC in New Zealand for training in serology tests and Laboratory Quality Management System.

 

  • Anti Streptolysine-O (ASLO)
  • Facteurs Rhumatoides (FR)
  • C-Reactive Protein (C-RP)
  • Syphilis ( T.P.H.A)
  • Syphilis ( VDRL ou RPR)
  • Rubeole  IgG
  • Rubella IgM
  • Toxoplasma IgM
  • Toxoplasma IgG
  • Amibiase
  • Immunoglobuline E IgE
  • Sero-Diagnostic de WIDAL
  • Helicobacter Pylori IgM
  • Helicobacter Pylori IgG

Our staffs are highly qualifying with extensive experience working with Immunology. They participated in an External Quality Assessment (EQA) program known as PPTC, New Zealand (Microbiology test) and trained on Laboratory Quality Management System to ensure provide highest quality of Microbiology Service such as:

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The NPHL is committed to meeting all customers’ requirement; applicable regulatory, statutory, and contractual requirements; and relevant national/international standards. In addition, the NPHL pledges to:

  • Evaluate and continually improve the effectiveness of the services.
  • Ensure that results are timely, accurate, and reproducible.
  • Provide a process for establishment, review, and modification of quality objectives.

Unit of Public Health Lab

We are supporting the National Influenza Surveillance System (Influenza-like Illness and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection) in Cambodia by testing approximately 3,000 spacimens per year.

We are also supporting the National Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System by performing confirmatory testing for samples referred from 8 sentinel surveillance sites (approximately 300 samples per year).
In 2017, we tested samples to identify emerging and reemerging diseases such as, Avian Influenza, H5N1(887 cases), H7N9 (3 cases), Zika virus (12 cases), Enterovirus type 71 (70 cases), MERS-Cov (4 cases), and other bacteria.

 

TRAINING UNIT

LQMS

The NPHL is committed to complying with the requirements of ISO 15189:2012 and the establishment of Laboratory Quality Management System (LQMS). We are providing high quality of service that is cost-effective and timely in order to meet all stakeholder needs. All of our staff members are competent and compliant with continuing education requirements. Safety and welfare of both staff and clients are NPHL’s top priorities. .

Short Course

We have provided a training program on Laboratory Quality Management System to eleven provincial referral laboratories since 2011. Results from quality assessment show increase in average score from 18% at baseline to 64% at end line. Twelve new referral hospital laboratories will be enrolled in the program by January 2018.  The National Reference Laboratory (NRL) is also providing internship programs for practicum students from nine public and private universities in the country.

Master

We will introduce a Master Course of Laboratory Quality Management into the School of Public Health Program in 2018

 

Practical Student

NPHL gives opportunity for students to practice in our medical laboratory. Recently practicum students from various educational institutions such as University of Health Sciences, International University, University of Puthisastra, and Chenla University are learned from experienced and professional laboratory technicians in Hematology, Biochemistry, Serology, and Microbiology.