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PPUKM Sigma Verification of Performance

PPUKM Hospital was the first university hospital in Malaysia to achieve the Westgard Sigma Verification of Performance. Verified since 2015.

Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (PPUKM) - Sigma Verification of Performance

Verification: October 10th, 2015; October 20, 2016
Duration of Verification: October 20th, 2016 through November 1st, 2017
Verified since 2015.

In October, Westgard QC was happy to re-verify the performance of 2 instruments and more than 35 assays at PPUKM.


PPUKM is an Academic Teaching Hospital. National University of Malaysia was established on 30th May 1972 with the appointment of Dr. Dean first Amir Abbas, who is on loan from the Ministry of Health. Its establishment is based on the aspirations of the people to create a national medical institutions to use Bahasa Malaysia as the medium. The aspiration was to produce local doctors, who trained and competent, to overcome the shortage of doctors in Malaysia, especially to serve in rural areas. Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) was established in Cheras on 2 November 1993. Construction commenced HUKM on an area of ​​23 acres in Jalan Jacob Latif (formerly Jalan Tenteram) Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras , Kuala Lumpur. On July 1, 1997, HUKM been completed and is operational with a range of modern and sophisticated equipment and on July 14, 1998, HUKM was officiated by YAB Dato Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia. The merger of the Faculty of Medicine and Hospital UKM On 20 February 2008, the Vice Chancellor of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Prof. Tan Sri Dato 'Dr. Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabuddin had submitted the results of the top management of SMEs to combine the Faculty of Medicine and Hospital UKM as a consolidation of academic medical centers named UKM Medical Centre. Prof. Dato 'Dr. Lokman Saim was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and director of UKM Medical Centre on 28th February 2008. UKM Medical Centre, the Faculty of Medicine has established undergraduate medical program. It is an integrated medical curriculum for 5 years based bio-medical knowledge and clinical skills, emphasizing the importance of medicine and community and personal and professional development of students. The faculty is also the first choice center for pre-graduate courses for doctors specialist with more than 15 programs of pre-graduate clinical specialties and sub-specialties.

Performance of the PPUKM instruments

2016 10 13 PPUKM C1 NMEDX

2016 10 13 PPUKM C2 NMEDX

2016 10 13 PPUKM urine NMEDX


Analytes verified on instruments 1 and 2:

  • Albumin (both)
  • Alkaline Phosphatase (both)
  • ALT (both)
  • Amylase (both)
  • AST (1)
  • Bilirubin, Direct (both)
  • Bilirubin, Total (both)
  • Creatinine (both)
  • Creatinine Kinase (CK) (1)
  • Cholesterol (both)
  • Glucose (both)
  • GGT (1)
  • HDL (both)
  • LDH (1)
  • Lithium (2)
  • LDH (1)
  • Magnesium (both)
  • Phosphorous (2)
  • Potassium(both)
  • Total Protein (both)
  • Triglycerides (both)
  • Uric Acid (both)
  • Urine Albumin
  • Urine Chloride (2)
  • Urine Creatinine (2)
  • Urine Phosphorous (2)
  • Urine Potassium (2)
  • Urine Sodium (2)
  • Urine Uric Acid (2)


Original verification ceremony.


2016 Re-verification ceremony


Dr. Hanita Othman and Sten Westgard, 2016.


Congratulations to PPUKM for their continued accomplishments.

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