Quality

Specialized molecular diagnostics services

CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION

GenoMed is a laboratory licensed for Genetics and Molecular Pathology. In 2009, it was certified by ISO 9001: 2008, with the objective of its Quality policy being to continuously improve the quality of its service and overall performance. In this way, it manages to ensure and promote the satisfaction of the needs and expectations of our customers and employees.

Meeting the quality requirements of the team leads GenoMed to progress, and is currently in the process of Accreditation by ISO 15189: 2014 – Clinical Laboratories.

EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSESSMENT

In order to ensure the quality of the results obtained, GenoMed participates in external evaluation programs promoted by several international entities, such as:

EMQN – European Molecular Quality Network

UK-NEQAS – United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Service

GHEP-ISFG – Spanish and Portuguese Language Group of the International Society of Forensic Genetics

CAP – College of American Pathologists

INTERNAL QUALITY CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL GUIDELINES

The internal quality control procedures implemented are based on guidelines and recommendations issued by prestigious and leading international institutions in their respective areas. Some examples are:

-Best practice guidelines – EMQN;

-Best practice guidelines (NGS) – ACMG

-Practice guidelines for Targeted Next Generation Sequencing Analysis and Interpretation – ACGS;

-Standards and Guidelines for Clinical Genetics Laboratories – American College of Medical Genetics;

-OECD Guidelines for quality assurance in molecular genetic testing – EuroGentest;

-Cytogenetic Guidelines and Quality Assurance – EuroGentest;

-Professional guidelines for clinical cytogenetics – Association for Clinical Cytogenetics;

-National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology;

-Diagnosis and Management of Acute Myeloid Leukemia in adults – Recommendations from an International Expert Panel, on behalf of the European LeukemiaNet;

-Management of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) – Recommendations from the European LeukemiaNet.

INTERNAL QUALITY CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL GUIDELINES

GenoMed also integrates the International networks Orphanet, New EDDNAL, GeneTests and is a member of the Spanish and Portuguese Language Group of the International Society of Forensic Genetics.

Its in our Genes

User Testimonials

  • A GenoMed, Diagnóstico de Medicina Molecular tem desenvolvido uma colaboração fundamental no âmbito do Centro de Referência de Doenças Hereditárias do Metabolismo(DHM)-Pólo dos Adultos, no sentido de promover a transferência de conhecimento científico na área da medicina molecular para a prática clínica. A análise do exoma clínico através da sequenciação por NGS representa uma mais valia no estudo e diagnóstico das DHM.
    Anabela Oliveira Directora do Serviço de Urgência Central do HSM
  • Um laboratório eficaz, orientado para a modernização e permanente actualização, que alia a competência à capacidade de diálogo entre o laboratório e a clínica; mais do que um laboratório, uma interface eficaz entre a genética e a clínica, facilitando e aproximando dois vectores da medicina.
    Sofia Jorge Nefrologista, HSM
  • Como investigador tenho encontrado na GenoMed a colaboração pronta e eficaz, como clínico a GenoMed responde com rapidez e precisão às minhas solicitações, mas sempre um bom parceiro.
    Mamede de Carvalho Professor Catedrático - Director do Instituto de Fisiologia - Group Leader no iMM
  • A importância do testes genéticos no diagnóstico da doenças neurológicas não tem parado de crescer. Das doenças neuromusculares às do movimento, passando pela epilepsia e pelas doenças vasculares raras, os testes genéticos tornaram-se um elemento fundamental do diagnóstico e da compreensão da expressão clínica das doenças do Sistema Nervoso Central e Periférico.
    José Ferro Director do Serviço de Neurologia do HSM - Group Leader no iMM