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Medical lab directors tasked with test results’ accuracy

The Guild of Medical Laboratory Directors has been urged to ensure quality, accurate and timely laboratory test results.

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Peak Medical Laboratory, Manason Garkuwa, made the urge at the GMLD’s 24th Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting held in Abuja on Tuesday.

The theme of the conference is ‘Genomic revolution in healthcare industry: The untapped gold mine for investors and private sectors.’

Garkuwa said, “The practice of medical laboratory can be appreciated when those of us in private practice optimally with good quality. Quality in the laboratory has three characteristics – reliability, accuracy, and timely.

“The best people who can express timely test results is the private sector. What the public knows is how timely they can get their results.

“Your primary job is service, not just to make money because the love of money is making us compromise our services.

“We have a duty to change this mentality and only those of us in private practice can show that we are people of integrity. I hope we will move from the state of emphasising money but look for knowledge and skills, and money will follow you.”

Also speaking, the National President, GMLD, Dr. Elochukwu Adibo said the objective of the GMLD is to promote the maintenance of high professional and ethical standards in private medical laboratory practice.

“We ensure that medical laboratory test results are of the highest reliability and apply a quality management system while assisting regulatory authorities to uphold these standards,” Adibo said.

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