The private healthcare network Regina Maria launched a new laboratory in Bucharest fitted with equipments that required a EUR 3.5 million investment. The Central laboratory is the first reference center Roche Diagnostic for biochemistry and immunology. The laboratory is located in the Trust Center building and covers 2,700 square meters. Its development took seven months.
“The Central laboratory is a technological reference point for the profile medicine in Romania and it’s built based on the same standards as any other unit from the healthcare network Regina Maria. The investment in the space reaches EUR 1 million, to which the value of the medical equipments is added, of EUR 3.5 million and is the biggest one in Romania at this moment. (…) Our laboratory division is essential to offer our patients an exact diagnosis, as in 78 percent of the cases globally when patients go to a doctor, they need laboratory analysis,” says Fady Chreih, CEO of Regina Maria.
There are 57 specialists who make the analysis and validate the results and 2,200 patients treated daily in the Central laboratory.The annual processing capacity is of 20 million tests due to the automatized platforms.
The laboratory is projected to generate 25 percent of the turnover of Regina Maria in 2017.
“The cobas 8100 system and the immunology analyser cobas e801 are the first ones of this kind in the country. The Roche line implies several benefits for patients, as human error is close to zero due to the unique bar code, monitorized by IT system. The Roche platforms have a processing capacity of 4 million tests/year,” says Olimpia Enache, chief operations office from Regina Maria.
The technological systems of this department form a laboratory equipped with innovative platforms for in vitro diagnosis, a method that influence over 60 percent of the doctors’ decisions. The cobas 8000 line has the highest work speed, as 90 percent of the results are delivered in the same day and a high testing accuracy.
Overall, Regina Maria network owns 17 laboratory, where 15,000 liters of blood are processed annually.