Quality Control

The company’s continuous participation in international external quality control schemes, constant upgrades and the use of up to date, IVD-certified (In Vitro Diagnostics) methods, biomedical equipment and protocols, guarantee the high quality of diagnostic services that LOCUS MEDICUS S.A. has been known for.

LOCUS MEDICUS S.A. is an ISO 9001:2015  certified company (TÜV HELLAS - certification no. 041080057) and it has also been accredited by the Hellenic Accreditation System S.A. (ESYD) under the terms of the ELOT EN  ISO 15189:2012 (certification no. 621) and   ELOT EN  ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (certification no. 737) .

 

EXTERNAL QUALITY CONTROL, ASSESSMENT & ASSURANCE SCHEMES

Cystic Fibrosis

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is a member of the CYSTIC FIBROSIS EUROPEAN NETWORK for the assurance of high quality service.

Molecular Detection of Chlamydia

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is an active participant in the INSTAND e.V. EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSESSMENT (EQAS) for bacterial genome detection of Chlamydia trachomatis for the assurance of high quality services.

Quantification of BCR/ABL

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA - Molecular Pathology & Genetics department is an active participant in the UNITED KINGDOM NATIONAL EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSESSMENT FOR LEUCOCYTE IMMUNOPHENOTYPING for the assurance of high quality services concerning the diagnosis of hematologic dysplasias. The UKNQAS certificate can be found here.

HPV Typing

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is a member of the WHO GLOBAL HPV LABORATORY NETWORK as well as the EUROPEAN HPV TEST EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE SCHEME for the assurance of high quality services.

Molecular Detection of Tuberculosis

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is an active participant in the INSTAND e.V. EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSESSMENT FOR NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION TECHNIQUES TUBERCULOSIS and the UNITED KINGDOM NATIONAL EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSESSMENT FOR MOLECULAR DIAGNOSIS OF MYCOBACTERIA for the assurance of high quality services.

Molecular Detection/Quantification of CMV

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is an active participant in the UNITED KINGDOM NATIONAL EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSESSMENT FOR MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY for the assurance of high quality services.

Molecular Detection/Quantification of the Hepatitis B Virus (ΗΒV-DNA)

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is an active participant in the QUALITY CONTROL FOR MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS (European Union) for the assurance of high quality services.

Molecular Detection/Quantification of the Hepatitis C Virus (ΗCV-RNA)

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is an active participant in the COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGISTS external quality control for the assurance of high quality services.

Molecular Detection of Herpes Viruses (ΗSV-1, 2, VZV, EBV, CMV, HHV-6, HHV-7, HHV-8)

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is an active participant in the UNITED KINGDOM NATIONAL EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSESSMENT FOR MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY as well as in the COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGISTS external quality control for the assurance of high quality services.

Molecular Detection of Enteroviruses

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is an active participant in the UNITED KINGDOM NATIONAL EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSESSMENT FOR MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY as well as in the COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGISTS external quality control for the assurance of high quality services.

Molecular Detection of Parvo B-19 Virus

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is an active participant in the COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGISTS external quality control for the assurance of high quality services.

Molecular Detection of Polyoma JC/BK Viruses

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is an active participant in the COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGISTS external quality control for the assurance of high quality services.

Molecular Detection of Influenza A, B Viruses

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is an active participant in the COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGISTS external quality control for the assurance of high quality services.

Molecular Detection of Parainfluenza (1,2,3,4) Viruses

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is an active participant in the COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGISTS external quality control for the assurance of high quality services.

Molecular Detection of RSV (A, B) Viruses

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is an active participant in the COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGISTS external quality control for the assurance of high quality services.

Molecular Detection of Corona Viruses

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is an active participant in the COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGISTS external quality control for the assurance of high quality services.

Molecular Detection of Metapneumonoviruses

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is an active participant in the COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGISTS external quality control for the assurance of high quality services.

Molecular Detection of Αdenovirus

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is an active participant in the COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGISTS external quality control for the assurance of high quality services.

Molecular Detection of Rhinovirus

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is an active participant in the COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGISTS external quality control for the assurance of high quality services.

Molecular Detection of the Factor V Leiden polymorphism

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is an active participant of an external quality control scheme for the assurance of high quality services.

Molecular Detection of Prothrombin (Factor II) mutations

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is an active participant of an external quality control scheme for the assurance of high quality services.

Molecular Detection of Homocystein (MTHFR) mutations

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is an active participant of an external quality control scheme for the assurance of high quality services.

Molecular Detection of K-Ras (exons 12, 13)

LOCUS-MEDICUS SA is an active participant in the COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGISTS external quality control for the assurance of high quality services.