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Zhongshan Hospital Pilot Verification of Performance

Zhongshan Hospital becomes the second laboratory in China to achieve the Verification of Performance (Sigma VP) on a pilot basis. It is also the first hospital to achieve Sigma VP through the guidance of QuaLab, our strategic partner

Zhongshan Hospital - Sigma Verification of Performance

Verification: November 17th, 2016
Duration of Verification: November 17th, 2016 through December 31, 2017

In November, Westgard QC was pleased to verify the performance of 20 assays in a pilot project at Zhongshan Hospital, Shanghai, China.

 Pilot Sigma Verification of Performance for Zhongshan Hospital

Sten Westgard is pictured here with Professor Pan, Laboratory Director.

Zhongshan Hospital is a major teaching hospital affiliated to the Ministry of Health of China. It was founded in 1937 in commemoration of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the great pioneer in the Chinese democratic revolution. Affiliated to the State Medical College of Shanghai, it was then the first large hospital run by the Chinese.

Through 76 years of development, Zhongshan Hospital now has 1,700 beds serving 84,000 inpatients and 3,111,000 outpatients and emergency in 2013. Among its 3,433 medical staffs are 437 professors and associate professors, 1,219 physicians, 1,340 nurses, 401 technicians, 1 member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and 2 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

The pilot verification was completed on a Cobas 6000. The list of 20 analytes verified include

  • Alkaline Phosphatase
  • ALT
  • Amylase
  • AST
  • Direct Billirubin
  • Total Bilirubin
  • Calcium
  • Cholesterol, HDL
  • Cholesterol, LDL
  • Cholesterol, Total
  • CK (Creatine Kinase)
  • GGT (Gamma Glutamyltransferase)
  • Glucose
  • Iron
  • LDH (Lactate Dehydrogenase)
  • Lipase
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Triglycerides
  • Uric Acid

Performance of Zhongshan Hospital

 Zhongshan Hospital Sigma VP Method Decision Chart

Congratulations to Zhongshan Hospital on their accomplishment.

 Zhongshan Hospitals Sigma VP ceremony



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