Mobilne Logo Ministerstwa Zdrowia

Laboratory diagnostics

---

In order to ensure the best possible quality of laboratory medical research, its reliability and credibility, the following guidelines have been defined:

  • requirements to be met by rooms and devices found in a medical diagnostics laboratory, with particular focus on sanitary conditions of these rooms and devices
  • professional requirements regarding the staff and managers of laboratories
  • detailed quality standards for activities performed by medical laboratory scientists, that determine:
    • quality standards for medical diagnostic and microbiological laboratories within the scope of activities performed by medical laboratory scientists (including medical immunology, assessment of its quality and diagnostic value, as well as laboratory interpretation and authentication of test results),
    • quality standards with regard to microbiological laboratory tests (including tests with the use of molecular biology, assessment of their quality and diagnostic value, as well as laboratory interpretation and authentication of test results),
    • the maximum interval from obtaining the material to commencing the test,
    • quality standards for laboratory activities with regard to medical genetics, assessment of their quality and diagnostic value, as well as laboratory interpretation and authentication of test results,
    • quality standards for laboratory activities with regard to medical exfoliation cytology, assessment of their quality and diagnostic value, as well as laboratory interpretation and authentication of test results,
    • quality standards for laboratory activities with regard to transfusion immunology, assessment of their quality and diagnostic value, as well as laboratory interpretation and authentication of test results.

In 2009 laboratories were obliged to participate in basic external quality assessment programmes organised by the Research Centre for Quality of Microbiology Diagnostics in Warsaw and the Research Centre for Quality of Laboratory Diagnostics in Łódź (units subordinate to the Minister of Health). The units organise and implement interlaboratory quality control of microbiological and epidemiological tests and evaluate the quality of the applied methods. When it comes to tests that are not covered by the basic programmes, laboratories may take part in other national or international programmes.

Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is an office of government administration serving the Minister of Health.

---
read more
Top of the page