President Medina attends inauguration of new Referencia facility

Patricia León and Danilo Medina at Laboratorios de Referencia / El Nuevo Diario

President Danilo Medina attended the inauguration of the new main facility of the Referencia Laboratorio Clínico, the largest clinical laboratory in the Dominican Republic. The lab that is located on Avenida Luperon in western Santo Domingo and had recently announced obtaining the accreditation under the United States’ College of American Pathologists (CAP’s) Laboratory Accreditation Program.

The new testing facilities can offer 600 tests with the same quality and processing times of major international centers, says Referencia. The new center has 11,000 square meters, of which 3,000 are for technical areas, 1,500 for administrative offices and parking for 150 vehicles.

Owner Patricia Leon announced important alliances of the center with the public hospital system. She said alliances have been reached for working together on the National Tuberculosis Program, the Human Identification Program (ADN), and the National Institute of Forensic Sciences (INACIF).

Leon highlighted the company has 46 branches located in cities and tourist destinations for servicing all in the Dominican Republic. Many of these centers are open 24/7.

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El Nuevo Diario

3 December 2018

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