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The Department of Clinical Pathology is comprised of 3 clinical pathologists, 14 well-experienced senior medical technologists, 2 laboratory technicians, and 5 clerical staff members.
The Clinical Pathology department abides by the requirements of the TAF ISO 15189 accreditation in every aspect of the pre-analytical, analytical and post analytical process. The laboratory participates regularly in local and international proficiency testing and inter-laboratory comparisons for the analysis performed. Over the years we’ve maintained an excellent record, while at the same time implementing continuous improvement plans to ensure the accuracy of our test results.
The wide array of services offered by the Department of Clinical Pathology includes special test items. At the same time they collaborate with various hospitals and clinics in centralizing test analysis to conserve medical resources. Testing services mainly include heavy metal testing, newborn screening, and molecular medicine testing. The department is known for its accurate and fast test results, professionalism, and dedicated services. A specimen collection network has been established to pick up specimens from health institutions around Taipei City and New Taipei City. It also provides preventative health care and other laboratory testing-related consultation services.
Two Classifications of Testing Services
1.Heavy Metals Tests: Includes lead (Pb), aluminum (Al), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), and nickel (Ni) testing. Aside from being the Council of Labor Affairs designated certified laboratory for blood Pb level testing, TIP also passed an inspection conducted by the TAF during October 2013. This was done in conjunction with the “Inspection of designated testing laboratory for Occupational Safety and Health,” which included several metal testing capabilities such as urine Cd, Hg, Ni, Hg and blood Hg and Pb. Quantitative analysis of heavy metals is the Department’s key development test item.
2.Hepatitis markers tests
4.Tumor markers screening
5.Therapeutic drug monitoring
6.Auto-immune disease antibody tests
9.General Biochemistry and Hematology tests
10.Assist in Academic Research Institutions’ sample analysis: For many years now our institute has built trust with several important academic institutions and medical centers in Taiwan for conducting analysis on special research test items.
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