REFERENCIA is a company unparalleled in the country due to its modern and efficient working model. It has made a point to convey to all its personnel its philosophy and commitment to health services based largely on quality and humanity.
Its sophisticated technological platforms allow it to perform more than 600 diagnostic tests. The lab’s technical department is divided into specialized departments including, among others, hematology, microbiology urinalysis, clinical chemistry, special chemistry and molecular biology. The departments work together to ensure fast and timely delivery of validated tests results.
REFERENCIA has just undergone the inspection of the American College of Pathologists (CAP) to become certified as a CAP Laboratory, and this has made it the tenth laboratory certified by the CAP in Central America and the Caribbean. It is also the first clinical lab in the country and all the Caribbean to receive the International Certification of Quality Management Standard ISO 9001, ISO 15189, IQNET for its commitment to service and continuous improvement of interoffice processes by Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
REFERENCIA´s relationship testing department is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and certified ISO 17025 by ECA. It also has a very modern on-site blood bank that performs within international standards and is AABB accredited as well.
The Special Projects Department is staffed by certified personnel that handles biological samples between countries, complying with safety regulations for transportation of diagnostic samples and infectious substances, based on IATA (International Air Transport Association) guidelines, and processing samples from countries in Central America and the Caribbean, like Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago, and Haiti.
NEW SPECIAL TESTS.
In an ongoing effort to be the leaders and at the forefront in diagnostic technology in the country, the laboratory is constantly on the lookout for new tests, better and more precise methods, as well as new equipment.
As of recently, the molecular biology department, which is the only one in the country capable of performing PCR testing, has started offering a variety of new tests of great importance to the medical community such as:
Hepatitis C Genotyping, Genotyping Viroseq HIV-1, viral loads for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, High Risk HPV Genotyping, Neisseria g/ Chlamydia, Flu A/B and VRS, Herpes I and II, Dengue, ChikV, and Zika. TB SCREENING: QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube, GeneXpert® System for MTB, Micobacterium TB Resistance by PCR, MDR-TB and XDR-TB diagnosis with liquid culture.
GeneXpert® System for Neisseria gonorrhoeae/Chlamydia trachomatis, Group B Strep, Norovirus, FilmArray™ System for Gastrointestinal Panel, Respiratory Panel, Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel, and Sepsis Panel.
Most of these tests were processed overseas, usually at a very high cost to the patient. However, thanks to REFERENCIA and its ability to process them locally, patients
are able to receive the quality results they expect with the added benefits of lower costs and more timely results.
In addition to its work within the Dominican Republic, the lab offers its first-rate services in routine and specialized tests to several countries throughout the Caribbean as well
as Central and South America. Its Special Projects Department routinely works with the CDC and various Nonprofit Organizations on research and surveillance studies within the country. Within the private sector, the lab works with several pharmaceutical companies as the main reference laboratory for both local and international medical trials, whose results have greatly helped the advancement of medical care within the country.
Over 400 medical technologists supported by medical consultants, directors, supervisors, administration staff and messenger service providers are dedicated exclusively to satisfy patients’ needs.
REFERENCIA has 44 satellite labs digitally interconnected throughout the country that offer the same quality and timely services.
Faithful to the mission and philosophy on which it was founded, REFERENCIA offers its services to a community that trusts their tests results. It is committed to satisfying the needs and suggestions of its clients and the medical community through the continuous improvement of its processes, the prevention of operational errors and the use of state of the art technology in its ongoing strive towards excellence.
Referencia Imágenes Diagnósticas (IMAREF, SAS)
is a health service provider that seeks to provide diagnostic imaging services through a national chain of diagnostic centers, raising the standard of quality, technology, and customer service in the industry. The main branch has state-of-the-art medical equipment, a favorable location and a wide range of diagnostic studies, including X-rays, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography. We make technology our ally, investing in state-of-the-art medical equipment, patient management software, and diagnostic reports.
In addition to being ISO 9001: 2015 certified, we have the support of the quality control system of Referencia Laboratorio Clínico, a proven system backed by 35 years of experience.
Medical excellence is one of our pillars, which is why our staff is led by the most renowned Radiologist in the Dominican Republic, Dr. José Miguel Paliza.
Creation of patient clinical history.
• Referring physician remote access to diagnostic images and reports.
• Systems integration.
• Integration of pre-analytical requirements.
• Toshiba Titan High Field MRI System de 1.5T MRI
(1) Toshiba Aquilion Prime with AIDR 3D 160 Slice CT-Scan
(1) Jumong (U type) – SG Health Care Digital X-ray system.
(2) Toshiba Xario 200 4D ultrasound Systems
Referencia Banco de Sangre
is a center created in July 2007 aiming to satisfy an express need for many of its patients seeking blood and blood products, which led to the expansion of our service options offered to the health sector making them more comprehensive.
With the intention and commitment to keep working with high quality standards, Referencia Banco de Sangre is certified by ISO 9001 and has the accreditation of the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), which allows us to provide blood products with the highest worldwide quality.
Blood and blood products are processed and stored in compliance with strict quality controls, in order to ensure delivery to patients of a product 100% safe and of the utmost quality:
Packed red blood cells
Fresh frozen plasma
Platelets by apheresis
Red blood cells (RBCs)
The Blood Bank is integrated by a team of highly-qualified professionals under the supervision of hematologists.
MAKE STRATEGIC ALLIANCES OF VALUE,
IT IS ONE OF OUR PASSIONS.