Driving towards a world class reference laboratory at University College Hospital Ibadan

18th May, 2019 | Case Study

Commissioned in 1957, the University College Hospital Ibadan (UCH) was established with the vision of becoming the Flagship Tertiary Healthcare Institution in West Africa offering world-class training and services. Today, UCH holds true to that vision and is still considered the premier tertiary healthcare institution in Nigeria and arguably, West Africa.

In 2012, in response to the need for urgent reports on laboratory investigations, UCH established the Public-Private Partnership Laboratory (PPP Lab). The Lab was originally built to offer chemistry and haematology investigations for emergency requests from the Emergency Departments, Intensive Care Unit, and Dialysis Unit. However, this has been expanded to include routine chemistry and haematology investigations for out-patient samples.

To help it achieve its goal of meeting emergency and routine requests for accurate and reliable clinical chemistry and immunology investigations, the UCH PPP Lab relies on the Roche COBAS 4000 analyser series supplied, maintained, and supported by ISN Products Nigeria Ltd.

The COBAS 4000 which comprises the c 311 clinical chemistry analyser and the e 411 Immunoassay analyser provides a combined throughput of 25,000 to 250,000 tests per year or 50 to 250 samples per day and gives the UCH PPP Lab the ability to handle its busy workloads. Using the COBAS 4000, the Lab is able to consolidate 98% or more of its serum work area testing on a single tube by offering various test assays including: Anemia, Bone Markers, Cardiac Markers, Coagulation, Diabetes, Drugs of Abuse, Enzymes, Fertility/Hormones, General Chemistry, Growth Hormones, Infectious Diseases (including Hepatitis), Specific Proteins, Substrates. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Thyroid Function, Tumor Markers, and more.

ISN’s highly trained corps of biomedical engineers ensures that all instruments supplied by the company are regularly serviced and maintained, thereby minimizing downtime. ISN’s experienced applications specialists (all licensed medical lab scientists) work with the instrument owners and users to ensure maximization of the instruments’ capabilities, while also providing advice on workflow management and lab efficiency.

With ISN we have found a partner that shares our vision and can help us achieve it while supporting our growth long into the future.” – Mrs. Fisayo Famuyiwa, Manager, UCH PPP Lab.

For over 30 years, ISN has been one of the leading distributors of medical diagnostics cs products in Nigeria. Our business model is built around high-quality instruments from world-class manufacturers, unmatched technical services from our highly trained biomedical engineers and applications specialists, and wide availability of supporting reagents and consumables.

Our current product portfolio includes Clinical Chemistry and Immunoassay Auto -Analysers from Roche Diagnostics; Haematology Auto-Analysers, Ultrasound machines, and Patient Monitors from Mindray International; Rapid Tests and ELISA kits from CTK Biotech; and Lab Water systems from Merck Millipore. ISN also provides diabetes management products and services, cold chain logistics solution, and laboratory advisory services. Whatever the size of your lab, we have a solution to match your needs.

Get in touch with ISN Products (Nig.) Ltd. today at contact@isnmedical.com and see how we can help transform your laboratory to meet your immediate challenges.

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