NKTI LAB




The Philippines' Leading Clinical Referral Laboratory


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The NKTI Medical Laboratory

    The NKTI Medical Laboratory is a full service clinical laboratory that delivers the best in diagnostic health care, helping to preserve and save millions of lives. It is the first ISO 15189:2007 accredited laboratory in the Philippines.

    Located along East Avenue, Quezon City, The NKTI Medical Laboratory provides excellent diagnostic support for Asia’s leading organ transplantation center, the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, as well as other establishments in the country and around the globe, making it the Philippines’ leading referral clinical laboratory.

    The NKTI Medical Laboratory started as a tertiary laboratory in 1983. Since then, it has continuously evolved into the most comprehensive state-of- the-art clinical laboratory in the Philippines. Through the years it has strived to achieve its vision to continue to be the leading government hospital-based clinical laboratory, and be the leading hospital-based referral clinical laboratory in the country. As proof of its superiority in the field of Laboratory Medicine, the NKTI Medical Laboratory is designated as the NRL for Hematology, Immunohematology, Immunopathology, Automated Urinalysis, and Anatomic Pathology for Renal Diseases and other unassigned organ system diseases.

    The broad scope of laboratory services is effectively and functionally organized under three main divisions: Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology (APCP), Hematology and Transfusion Medicine (HTM), Immunology and Molecular Genetics (IMG).

    Being equipped with the most ultra-modern facilities and diagnostic technology does not make an industry leader alone. That is why lab tests at the NKTI Medical Laboratory are supervised and interpreted by some of the best pathologists, medical specialists, and laboratory professionals in the country. All laboratory tests are likewise performed by fully-trained, highly-skilled, and experienced medical technologists, ensuring patrons of the high quality laboratory tests and results they deserve.

    The NKTI Medical Laboratory also has an exceptional combined residency training program in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with a 100% specialty board passing rate.

    Comprehensive state-of-the-art technology, highly standardized procedures, meticulously documented quality control, extremely competent medical staff, accurate and timely results set The NKTI Medical Laboratory right at the forefront of diagnostic health care in the Philippines.

Vision

    To continue to be the leading government hospital-based clinical laboratory, and be the leading hospital-based referral clinical laboratory in the country.

Goals

  • To be the leading referral and reference laboratory with emphasis on but not limited to Nephrology, Urology, Immunology, Transplantation, Hematology, Virology and Oncology.
  • To provide patient-centered, high quality, cost-effective, comprehensive and timely laboratory services at reasonable cost.
  • To provide quality education and training in the fundamentals and advances of laboratory medicine to all laboratory staff and hospital peers.
  • To promote research programs for the new discovery of new knowledge relevant to the practice of laboratory medicine.
  • To maintain, at all times a safe, clean and healthy work environment.
  • To provide incentives and rewards for exemplary performance.
  • To sustain financial stability with acceptable margin of growth.

Our Values

    The NKTI Medical Laboratory’s vision of being the leading government hospital-based clinical laboratory and being the leading hospital-based referral clinical laboratory in the country is driven by its core values. These include service, partnership, stewardship, integrity and innovation. We strive to provide excellent laboratory services to preserve and save millions of lives.

Patient-Centered Care
In all its accomplishments, the NKTI Medical Laboratory is guided by the needs of its patients.

Continuous Learning
The NKTI Medical Laboratory actively supports outstanding programs of education and research designed to enhance the knowledge and skills that are of value to its staff.

Communication
The NKTI Medical Laboratory strives to acquire and understand relevant information, and shares it clearly and effectively.

Relationships
The NKTI Medical Laboratory develops and strengthens collaborative relationships with all of its customers, including its patients, their families, its employees, volunteers, medical staff, and its business partners.

Human Resources
The NKTI Medical Laboratory supports the professional and personal growth of its employees in their pursuit of the laboratory’s mission.

Organizational Ethics
The NKTI Medical Laboratory is steered by ethical values that emphasize integrity, honesty, fairness, dignity, and respect for all individuals.

Superior Performance
The NKTI Medical Laboratory strives for superior performance in all its activities, to preserve the laboratory’s clinical, organizational and financial strength.

Quality Policy

    The NKTI Laboratory shall commit to the availability of routine and special laboratory tests, rendering timely, reliable and accurate results, using all means to ensure the competency of its staff and the safety of all, in compliance with the requirements of ISO 15189:2007 standards, in the service of all clients in need, especially the Filipino people.

   Quality Objective:

  • To provide patient-centered, high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive and timely laboratory services at reasonable costs and at subsidized rates for indigent Filipino patients as necessary.
  • To utilize current, reliable and precise technology and systems relevant to laboratory medicine.
  • To utilize reagents and supplies which are at par with national and international standards.
  • To provide accurate, prompt and confidential laboratory results.
  • To participate in external quality assurance programs and competency training programs.
  • To provide quality education and training in the fundamentals and advances of laboratory medicine to all laboratory staff and hospital peers.
  • To provide a conducive and safe working environment for the laboratory staff with provisions for emergency situations.

Competence

    Our competence lies in every personnel we employ, each possessing the necessary qualifications and skills in their particular fields.

    All our doctors are board-certified and are proficient in their respective domains.

    Our medical technologists are meticulously chosen to be part of our elite laboratory workforce.

    We are continuously improving our laboratory knowledge, skills and performance by participating in CME courses here and abroad. We keep up with the advances in diagnostic technology by utilizing state of the art technology in both our routine and highly specialized tests.

    Being the main laboratory rendering diagnostic support for Asia’s leading organ transplantation center, the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, we exude competence in Renal Pathology, Tissue Typing, Virology, Molecular Pathology, Clinical Microscopy and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. Because we treat routine tests as special, our expertise also encompasses other areas of Laboratory Medicine such as Hematology, Immunohistochemistry and Immunopathology.

    To ensure that our standards are of the highest quality, we regularly participate in External Quality Assurance Programs locally and internationally with satisfactory results. And as a testament to the quality of services we deliver, we have obtained the first ISO 15189:2007 accreditation in the Philippines. ISO 15189:2007 is the international standard specifically for clinical laboratories. It addresses the quality management system and technical competence of a medical laboratory.

    Incorporating our mission and vision, and the proper values with our expertise is the driving force that makes The NKTI Medical Laboratory truly the Philippines’ leading referral laboratory.

Licensing Information

The National Kidney and Transplant Institute is authorized, under the Republic of the Philippines, Department of Health Center for Health Development, to operate a Level IV Hospital pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2007-0021. The license  also covers The NKTI Medical Laboratory as Level 3 category laboratory .

Accreditation/ Certification

Apart from being licensed by the Department of Health as a tertiary laboratory, The NKTI Medical Laboratory is also ISO 15189:2007 accredited (PAO Accreditation No. MLA-2009-001A)  by the Philippine Accreditation Office of the Department of Trade and Industry. The Philippine Accreditation Office is the National Accreditation Body for medical laboratory testing as authorized by R.A. 9236.

Awards

The NKTI Medical Laboratory has recieved numerous awards and is well recognized as a leader in laboratory medicine in the country because of its unparalleled service to its clients, care and compassion for its patients, and its access to vast medical and technical resources.

National Kidney and Transplant Institute, East Avenue Quezon City Philippines 1100