Nawaloka Hospitals launched Sri Lanka’s very first “Online Lab Tests” website on the 18the of September to coincide with their 35th anniversary by the President, Dr Jayantha Dharmadasa, the Vice-President, Mr Harshith Dharmadasa and the Laboratory Director, Professor Lal Chandrasena.
Nawaloka Lab Test on-Line is a unique concept where the user will access the site, download the prescription and select the test, test description, turnaround time and cost, select payment options and select options collection centers such as Mobile, Nawaloka Drive through or visit hospital and schedule time and report delivery by email, online or by courier.
With this process, once the doctor orders the exams, the user can be home and use the website to have blood drawn at home and deliver the final report home without leaving the house. The whole process has been simplified with new technology that allows you to make credit card payment through a ‘payment gateway’ and electronically collect reports, making it a cashless transaction of A to Z. The user also has the option to transfer hospitals from Nawaloka. the laboratory reports to the consultant directly and electronically. Another feature is the tracking of sending an email reminder to schedule your next exam.
You can obtain your “Unique Personal Identification Number” (UPIN) which will allow you to access any of our services electronically by simply registering your UPIN number. The confidentiality of patient information is securely secured in the database and is end-to-end encrypted and published only with permission.
“Online Laboratory Tests” was developed by laboratory professionals to help patients better understand many of the routine and special tests used for diagnosis and treatment.
Once on the site, the user will receive detailed test descriptions such as the purpose, the condition for which the tests are performed, reference articles on these conditions and topics, the meaning of the reference ranges, links to useful websites that will answer questions about your test results.
Patients are also able to tap into the great wealth of information provided by the site, such as the purpose of different laboratory tests and their utility values, preparation processes, prices and times of arrival of tests. results after each test. Essentially, the website allows patients to make informed decisions at every level; from test to diagnosis.
Knowledge is the key to managing your health care. commented Professor Lal Chandrasena, director of the laboratory.
The specially designed modern laboratory which covers an area of 15,000 square feet. makes it the largest laboratory complex in Sri Lanka. Fully automated equipment is bidirectionally interfaced to prevent human error. In addition to conventional investigations such as clinical chemistry, hematology, histopathology, microbiology, there are specialist areas for allergy, immunology, virology and a state-of-the-art molecular biology laboratory capable of handling up to ‘to 750 PCR tests per day. .
The laboratory has several independent laboratories and collection centers spread across the island. Our service offers many benefits to regular users such as regular discount programs, free mobile services and many more that are offered to loyal customers.
The laboratory is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Sri Lanka for conformity assessment and each specialty is under the responsibility of a consultant certified by the Council.
Nawaloka Hospitals were the pioneer hospital to introduce many technological innovations in the health sector. To name a few – the very first CT scanner, the very first MRI scanner, the very first bypass surgery, mammography were introduced in Sri Lanka. Nawaloka Hospitals is an International Joint Commission accredited hospital which is the Gold Standard certified international quality standard for patient care and organizational management.
In the near future, Nawaloka Hospitals PLC will expand this facility to radiology and other paramedical services where the user can get the services of CT / MRI, X-ray, US Ultrasound, Mammography, DEXA and such. services where the patient will go to the hospital only for the duration of the pre-booked test and the rest being taken care of by electronic technology.
Photo caption: Jayantha Dharmadasa, president of Nawaloka hospitals, launches “Lab Tests Online” website