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* Sri Lanka's first-ever Medical Reference Laboratory opened
Thu, Jul 17, 2014, 12:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (July 16) opened the country's first-ever medical reference laboratory at the Lanka Hospitals, in Colombo.

After opening of the new medical reference laboratory, President Rajapaksa observed the operations at various departments of the laboratory and engaged in discussions with the staff.

Unveiling the state of the art technological development that will allow patients to obtain faster and accurate results in no time, the private hospital has fulfilled a long felt need for an advanced medical laboratory in the country with cutting edge technology to improve and speed up the process of diagnostics.

The top of the line technology operates from the first stage of the test processing chain; creating a specific bar-code based on each patients required test. This personalized code identifies the patient, the test or tests required and all other information with 100 percent accuracy and individuality - guaranteeing that no errors or mix-ups occur. With the bar-code linking back to all patient information, the entire process is then followed through the data stamp created - ensuring that each patient's tests are carried out both quickly and accurately.

The new Reference Laboratory offers over 300 new tests which are not offered by any other laboratory in Sri Lanka eliminate the need for sending samples for testing overseas and thereby reducing the expenses incurred to the patient.

The state-of-the-art laboratory will have over nine departments such as Haematology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Flow Cytometry, Cytogenetics, Histopathology, Immunology, Liquid based Cytology and Bio Chemistry, manned by qualified and trained staff.

Prime Minister D M Jayaratne, Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, Deputy Health Minister Lalith Dissanayake, and CEO of the hospital Dr. Wimal Kannangara were also present at the opening.

(Photos by Udesh Gunarathna)

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