Thyrocare Celebrates Quality
First Laboratory in Bahrain to Achieve CAP & ISO 15189 Accreditation
Manama: March 25, 2019
Thyrocare Gulf Laboratories, Bahrain, celebrated its new quality milestone of receiving the CAP & ISO 15189 Accreditation, at an event held at The Gulf Hotel on March 25, 2019.
The event was held under the Patronage of H. E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Health. The event was attended by the representatives of all the leading hospitals, NHRA, MOH and leaders of the medical community in Bahrain.
With this achievement, Thyrocare Gulf Laboratories becomes the first and only medical laboratory in Bahrain to receive both CAP & ISO 15189 accreditation.
Dr. Velumani, Chairman of Thyrocare, in a statement, said, “I am proud of my Thyrocare Gulf Team to have received CAP & ISO 15189 Accreditation. Global certification will enhance our quality standards further. Thyrocare will continue its global journey with its philosophy of being the – Best and Cheapest in Clinical Chemistry”
Begun in the early 1960s, the U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program.
The CAP accreditation process includes stringent examination of laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.
About Thyrocare Gulf laboratories
Thyrocare Gulf Laboratories was established in May 2014 in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Over the years, Thyrocare has established its presence across GCC in KSA, UAE, Oman and Qatar as well. With a belief that “Quality” is the heart of any intelligent management, Thyrocare Gulf became one of the first diagnostic laboratories in Bahrain to obtain internationally renowned quality accreditations CAP (College of American Pathologists) & ISO 15189.
About the College of American Pathologists
As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.
About ISO 15189
ISO 15189:2012 specifies requirements for quality and competence in medical laboratories. ISO 15189:2012 can be used by medical laboratories in developing their quality management systems and assessing their own competence. It can also be used for confirming or recognizing the competence of medical laboratories by laboratory customers, regulating authorities and accreditation bodies.