Malé, Maldives – Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH) achieves successful validation for its PCR lab from the External Quality Assurance (EQA) program of The Royal College of Pathologists of Australia (RCPA) and WHO Maldives.
Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital and the Police laboratory received the validation as well.
The validation program was conducted by Australia’s RCPA to ensure quality of the PCR labs of the three health facilities. This quality assurance program was conducted in the Maldives with the assistance of WHO. AEH, KRH and Police laboratory passed the external quality assurance mechanism of RCPA.
They passed the external quality assurance mechanism of RCPA. This shows that our PCR tests are accurate and we maintain high quality.Health Emergency Operation Center (HEOC)
A PCR test for COVID-19 is a test used to diagnosis people who are currently infected with SARS-CoV-2, which is the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The PCR test is the most reliable test for diagnosing COVID-19 at present. The test involves swabbing inside the nose.
RCPA Quality Assurance Programs are world leaders in the provision of external quality assurance for pathology laboratories. They offer a comprehensive range of EQA for all disciplines of pathology including Molecular Genetics, Biosecurity and Point-of-Care. Programs are offered in Australia and internationally in over 60 countries. RCPAQAP is committed to providing an efficient and customer-focused service to participants.