laboratory

Laboratory of ARABKIR Medical Center is founded in 1997 and provides hematological, biochemical, immunological, virological, microbiological testing services to inpatients and outpatients. The laboratory units perform testing of various biological materials such as blood, urine, stool, cerebrospinal fluid and other pathological biomaterials.

Since 2005 the Laboratory is running a national program of neonatal screening for congenital hypothyroidism and since 2014 for phenylketonuria. Both programs are set up thanks to financial and educational support of partners from Switzerland and gradually handed over to the Ministry of Health of Armenia.

laboratory

The list and the number of examinations are increasing regularly. The number of examinations performed in 2014 is about 445’000, while 42’500 out of it for screening purposes: congenital hypothyroidism and pheniyketonuria.

During 10 years of screening program implementation, the total number of examined newborns for hypothyroidism is 326.175, whereas 105 detected with congenital hypothyroidism. All the children are under the follow-up of ARABKIR Medical Center.

The Laboratory Service is equipped with contemporary automated analyzers of famous diagnostic brands such as Roche, Sysmex, Stago, Roche, Sysmex, Stago, Perkin Elmer.  The Laboratory staff consists of highly trained individuals including medical doctors and technicians. It receives material and educational support from various medical institutions and specialists of Switzerland, Belgium, France and Russia.

The internal and external quality control of examinations is one of the main parts of laboratory activity.

The quality control for the screening of congenital hypothiroidism is carried out by the CDC of the USA since 2005. So far, on a yearly basis the CDC issues a Certificate for participation in Newborn Screening Quality Assurance Program.

Since 2013 the laboratory service participates in the RIQAS/RANDOX International Quality Assessment Scheme.

Controlled biochemical tests by RIQAS

  • Creatinine
  • Urea
  • Total protein
  • Albumin
  • Glucose
  • Phosphorus
  • ALT
  • AST
  • GGT
  • Ph
  • Cholesterol
  • LDL
  • HDL
  • TG

Controlled immunological tests by RIQAS

  • t-PSA
  • TSH
  • f-T4
  • T3

In 2014 and 2015 the Laboratory received certificates by RIQAS for participation in the Clinical Chemistry Programme.

Dr. Marine Hovsepyan, MD, PhD is the Head of the Laboratory Service, who regularly passes trainings at the laboratories of University Hospitals in Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and France. She is actively taking part in the conferences, congresses and is the author of a number of scientific articles.

 

OUR SPECIALISTS

 Marine Hovsepyan Dr. Marine HOVSEPYAN, MD, PhD

Head of Lab Service

Immunology

Dr. Lusնtag KTSOYAN, MD, PhD

Biochemistry

Nune AVAGYAN

Dr. Naira BALYAN, MD

Lilit YAVRUYAN

Hematology

Dr. Liana ARZUMANYAN, MD

Dr. Karine YEGHIAZARYAN, MD

Microbiology

Lilit HAYRAPETYAN

Dr. Anush VOSKANYAN, MD

Virology

Dr. Karine AYVAZYAN, MD

Screening Laboratory

Flora VARDANYAN

 

PARTERNSHIP

  • University Children’s Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
  • University Hospital of Antwerp, Belgium

For patients:

Please, call: (+37410) 23-68-83/1136 ext.

Address: 30 Mamikoniants Street, 0014 Yerevan, Armenia