NGHA Riyadh Sigma Verification of Performance
NGHA Riyadh becomes not just the first laboratory in Saudi Arabia to consistently attain Sigma verification, but more broadly is the first laboratory in the Middle East to do so. NGHA Riyadh started their first verification with more than 130 assays on multiple instruments. Now they have expanded to more than 228 assays!!!
National Guard Hospital Administration Riyadh - Sigma Verification of Performance
Original Verification: May 5th, 2016
Duration of Current Verification: December 1st, 2021 through December 31st, 2022
King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, with a bed capacity of 1501, commenced its operations in May 1983. Since then, it has continued expanding, while providing services for a rapidly growing patient population in all of its catchments areas. Today, King Fahad National Guard Hospital has evolved to be part of the King Abdulaziz Medical City with many other prominent medical centers. Since its inauguration in February 2001; and within a short period, KAMC has been recognized as a distinguished healthcare provider.
The verification was completed on a number of Alinity and ARCHTECT instruments, which were internally names APS, Integration, and Statlab and Kasch laboratories. The analytes verified include:
Chemistry Assays Total Lab Automation |
Alinity ci # 1 Verified |
Alinity ci # 2 Verified |
Alinity ci # 3 Verified |
Albumin |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Four Sigma |
Alkaline Phosphatase |
Four Sigma |
Five Sigma |
Four Sigma |
ALT |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Amylase |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
AST |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Bilirubin, Direct |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Bilirubin, Total |
- |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Calcium |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Chloride |
- |
- |
Four Sigma |
Cholesterol |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
CO2 |
Four Sigma |
- |
- |
Creatinine Kinase |
Four Sigma |
Four Sigma |
Four Sigma |
Creatinine |
- |
- |
Four Sigma |
GGT |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Glucose |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
HDL |
Five Sigma |
Five Sigma |
Five Sigma |
Iron |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Five Sigma |
Lactate |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
LDL |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
LDH |
- |
Four Sigma |
Four Sigma |
Lithium |
- |
- |
Six Sigma |
Magnesium |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Phosphorous |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Potassium |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Protein, Total |
Five Sigma |
Five Sigma |
Five Sigma |
Triglycerides |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Urea Nitrogen |
Four Sigma |
Five Sigma |
Four Sigma |
Uric Acid |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Additional chemistry instruments re-verified:
Chemistry Assays Total Lab Automation |
Alinity ci # 4 Verified |
Architect c16000 Verified |
Albumin |
Five Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Alkaline Phosphatase |
Four Sigma |
Four Sigma |
ALT |
Five Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Amylase |
Six Sigma |
- |
AST |
Six Sigma |
Five Sigma |
Bilirubin, Direct |
Six Sigma |
- |
Bilirubin, Total |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Calcium |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Chloride |
Four Sigma |
- |
Cholesterol |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
GGT |
Five Sigma |
- |
Glucose |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
HDL |
Five Sigma |
- |
Iron |
Four Sigma |
- |
Lactate |
Six Sigma |
- |
LDL |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
LDH |
Five Sigma |
- |
Lipase |
- |
Six Sigma |
Lithium |
Six Sigma |
- |
Magnesium |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Phosphorous |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Potassium |
Six Sigma |
Five Sigma |
Protein, Total |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Triglycerides |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Urea Nitrogen |
Four Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Uric Acid |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Still more re-verifications, this time Immunoassays:
Immunoassays Total Lab Automation |
Alinity ci # 1 Verified |
Alinity ci # 2 Verified |
AFP |
- |
Six Sigma |
CEA |
- |
Six Sigma |
Cortisol |
- |
Six Sigma |
FSH |
Six Sigma |
- |
hCG |
Six Sigma |
- |
LH |
Six Sigma |
- |
Progesterone |
Six Sigma |
- |
Prolactin |
Six Sigma |
- |
PSA |
- |
Six Sigma |
TSH |
Five Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Vitamin B12 |
- |
Four Sigma |
More immunoassay re-verifications:
Immunoassays Total Lab Automation |
Alinity ci # 3 Verified |
Alinity ci # 4 Verified |
AFP |
- |
Six Sigma |
CEA |
- |
Four Sigma |
Cortisol |
- |
Six Sigma |
Digoxin |
Five Sigma |
Four Sigma |
FSH |
Five Sigma |
- |
hCG |
Six Sigma |
- |
LH |
Six Sigma |
- |
Phenobarbital |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Phenytoin |
Four Sigma |
Four Sigma |
Progesterone |
Five Sigma |
- |
Prolactin |
Six Sigma |
- |
PSA |
- |
Five Sigma |
T4 Free |
Four Sigma |
- |
Testosterone |
Four Sigma |
- |
Theophylline |
Four Sigma |
Four Sigma |
TSH |
Five Sigma |
Five Sigma |
Vancomycin |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
KASCH Performance
Chemistry Assays Kasch Lab |
Alinity ci # 1 Verified |
Architect ci8200 Verified |
Albumin |
Five Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Alkaline Phosphatase |
Four Sigma |
- |
ALT |
Five Sigma |
Five Sigma |
Amylase |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
AST |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Bilirubin, Direct |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Bilirubin, Total |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Calcium |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Chloride |
Four Sigma |
Four Sigma |
Cholesterol |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
CO2 |
Four Sigma |
- |
Creatinine Kinase (CK) |
Four Sigma |
- |
Creatinine |
- |
Four Sigma |
GGT |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Glucose |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
HDL |
Four Sigma |
- |
Iron |
Five Sigma |
Four Sigma |
Lactate |
Six Sigma |
- |
LDL |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
LDH |
- |
Four Sigma |
Magnesium |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Phosphorous |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Potassium |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Protein, Total |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Triglycerides |
Six Sigma |
Five Sigma |
Urea Nitrogen |
Four Sigma |
Five Sigma |
Uric Acid |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
KASCH Immunoassays:
Immunoassays Kasch Lab |
Alinity ci # 1 Verified |
Architect i2000 Verified |
Cortisol |
Six Sigma |
- |
hCG |
Six Sigma |
- |
Phenobarbital |
Five Sigma |
- |
Phenytoin |
Five Sigma |
- |
T4 Free |
Five Sigma |
- |
TSH |
Six Sigma |
Six Sigma |
Vancomycin |
Six Sigma |
- |
Vitamin B12 |
Four Sigma |
- |
Stat Lab performance
Chemistry Assays Stat Lab |
Alinity ci # 1 Verified |
Albumin |
Five Sigma |
Alkaline Phosphatase |
Four Sigma |
ALT |
Six Sigma |
Amylase |
Six Sigma |
AST |
Six Sigma |
Bilirubin, Direct |
Six Sigma |
Bilirubin, Total |
Four Sigma |
Calcium |
Six Sigma |
Chloride |
Four Sigma |
Creatinine Kinase (CK) |
Four Sigma |
GGT |
Six Sigma |
Glucose |
Six Sigma |
Lactate |
Six Sigma |
LDH |
Six Sigma |
Magnesium |
Six Sigma |
Phosphorous |
Six Sigma |
Potassium |
Six Sigma |
Protein, Total |
Six Sigma |
Urea Nitrogen |
Four Sigma |
Uric Acid |
Six Sigma |
Stat lab Immunoassays
Immunoassay Stat Lab |
Alinity ci # 2 Verified |
hCG |
Six Sigma |
Performance of NGHA Riyadh
Over 225 assays, the highest total of any lab or lab system in the Sigma VP network. Impressive!
This represents the largest set of instruments and largest set of assays verified by a single laboratory, more than 175 assays.
Congratulations to NGHA Riyadh Laboratory on their accomplishment.