The Analiza laboratory at HLA Vistahermosa Hospital accredits its quality and technical competence.

The Analiza laboratory at HLA Vistahermosa Hospital has received accreditation in accordance with standard UNE-EN ISO 15189, which is essential when it comes to ensuring that clinical decisions are made on the basis of reliable results, minimising risks to patient safety, and increasing diagnostic quality.

In the 2021 financial year, around 2 million analytical assessments were carried out at HLA Vistahermosa’s laboratory. Tests are conducted in compliance with the highest quality standards, as the UNE-EN ISO 15189 accreditation recently received by the laboratory demonstrates.

ISO quality standards are awarded by an external body that determines whether working methods comply with a series of requirements and ensure that the activity is conducted in accordance with quality standards. More specifically, accreditation under UNE-EN ISO 15189 is the internationally recognised tool that allows diagnostic services to demonstrate their quality. It certifies that the laboratory has a quality management system that guarantees its technical competence.


The Analiza laboratory at HLA Vistahermosa Hospital has obtained UNE-ISO 15189 accreditation with a wide range of tests for general biochemistry, hormones, cardiac markers and tumour markers. This standard has assessed competency both at management and technical levels, in the pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical phases.

The accreditation process requires a thorough review of all the laboratory’s protocols, from sample collection to issuing results. It ensures the suitability of the processes and, therefore, the analytical quality of the results obtained. It allows strengths, but also weaknesses, to be discovered, thus revealing areas that can be improved until excellence is achieved.


This accreditation guarantees the highest levels of quality and trustworthiness

Achieving this accreditation involves staff being fully dedicated, and requires the system to be kept up to date and reviewed on a daily basis. This accreditation fully assures healthcare professionals that the results have been obtained in a laboratory with competent staff who use technically validated and controlled methods and procedures, with appropriate equipment and facilities.

Dr Giner, medical director at HLA Vistahermosa Hospital, affirms, ‘All the accreditations and/or certifications obtained are not simply a title to show off to clients. They ensure the maximum compliance in medical practice, with patient safety as the objective. At HLA Vistahermosa Hospital we have always been, and will always be, in pursuit of excellence, and achievements like this bring us closer to it.’


The laboratory also offers advice regarding choosing tests and/or interpreting test results. Dr Ana García-Tapia, technical director of the laboratory, states, ‘Achieving this accreditation was a great endeavour. In reality, the credit belongs to a cohesive and motivated team that holds excellence as an ongoing goal.’

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