Good laboratory practice in modern laboratories requires good planning and management as well as technical expertise. Laboratory services must be justified by availability of technology, equipment, capability of workers, practical relevance of the procedures, ability to function within defined cost limits and assurance that the laboratory is a safe place to work.
To analyze and eliminate differences in laboratory data in Asia, the ANCLS first meeting was in Jakarta in February, 1999. The meeting was attended by country representatives of clinical pathologists, medical technologists and scientists of Asian region in one vision to work together. They are organized an 'Asian Network on Standardization and Harmonization in Laboratory Medicine'.
The ANCLS organized AQuAS (Asian Quality Assurance Survey Program), an external proficiency survey program in all fields of Laboratory Medicine.
We hope to provide clues to improving the quality, standardization and harmonization among medical laboratories in the region, and to improve mutual understanding among Asian countries.
- Asian Network for Clinical Laboratory Standardization and HarmonizationPresident : Dr. Ina Susanto Timan, Indonesia
Vice– presidents : Dr. Nisarat Opartkiattikul, Thailand
Prof. Young Joo Cha, Korea
Asian Network for Clinical Laboratory Standardization and Harmonization