The main objective of the event was to increase the knowledge and understanding of CPDRL’s customers on the tests and services offered by the laboratory. Representatives from all 4 units in CPDRL presented on a selected topic for 30 minutes each.
From Haematology Unit, Dr Madyhah presented on Updates in Haematology Tests. The main objectives are to increase the awareness and knowledge of our customers such as clinicians, nurses and other clinical staffs regarding the tests and services offered by the lab.
Dr Fathimah Mohamad from Chemical Pathology Unit presented on the topic titled ‘The Unnecessary Repeats’. The points covered include: repetitive orders, especially for HbA1c and TSH that were requested less than the specified time intervals as the major reason for specimen rejection in Chemical Pathology and requests for repeat printing of results. It was hoped that CES 2017 will be able to reduce the unnecessary repeats and the specimen rejection rate in Chemical Pathology.