25th March 2022 – Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) is privileged to be the third Laboratory to own the new Abbott GLP Total Laboratory Automation (TLA) System within the Southeast Asia region, offering greater flexibility and options to meet the increased operational demand at JPMC.
On Friday, 25th March 2022, the launch of the innovative GLP TLA system was held at JPMC Laboratory, Level 1 and was officiated by the Guest of Honour, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health in his capacity as Executive Director of JPMC with Senior Management and Head of Departments present. The event began with a prayer recital led by Ustaz Haji Ishkandar bin Haji Buntar, Religious Officer and continued with a tour to witness the operation of the GLP TLA system.
The GLP TLA system uses an automated sample delivery track system that handles an estimated 900 samples per hour from start to finish. “The automated processes will result in reduced turnaround time, which will benefit patient management, particularly in critical care units.” stated by Dr. Awg Haji Mohammad bin Haji Kassim, the Head of JPMC Laboratory Department.
It also has a feature that minimizes contact with patients’ blood samples, ensuring the safety of workers. The system maximizes efficiency by having a consistent sample management to ensure better and faster laboratory service, he added.