Aretaeio Hospital has created one of the most modern clinical laboratories in Cyprus, equipped with state-of-the-art instruments and machines and it is fully computerized.
The staff of the laboratory has excellent scientific training with ongoing training and participation in seminars and medical conferences.
Consistency, accountability and respect for the patient is our primary concern as well as the credibility of the results, which is ensured by the strict application of internal and external quality control techniques.
The clinical laboratory is staffed with Doctor, Microbiologist – Dr. Panagiota Papadamou, two Biochemists – Aggeliki Konstantinou, Nectarios Nicolaou, two clinical laboratory Technologists – Margarita Kaliva and Demos Goumenos, a biologist – Eleni Chrysanthou and two Secretaries – Nasia Ioannou and Xenia Neophytou.
It includes the following departments:
The microbiological department of the laboratory is equipped with the VITEK 2 compact – BIOMERIEUX instrument, a state-of-the-art automated analyzer for identifying aerobic, anaerobic, demanding bacteria and fungi. The analyzer has an advanced expert system for controlling microbial resistance mechanisms while the antibiotic is given with MIC (minimum inhibitory concentration). Also, we operate the BACTEC automated blood culture system.
The biochemical department is equipped with the state-of-the-art Dimension® XpandTM chemistry analyzer, which is a complete clinical chemistry system.
The innovation of fully automatically managing the Reagent® Cartridges makes Dimension® XpandTM an ideal system for the modern laboratory. The expanded test menu and the highly developed and user-friendly software also make it an ideal flexible analyzer for the central laboratory.
Productivity: 400 examinations per hour
Reagent Capacity: 44 places
The immunological department is supported by the immunology analyzer ADVIA CENTAUR XP.
ADVIA Centaur XP enhances laboratory productivity. It combines innovative design and operation with advanced capabilities and possibilities. Therefore, our laboratory can reach high productivity in immunodiagnostics.
Up to 240 examinations per hour.
The hematological department is supported by the Sysmex XT 2000i automatic hematology analyzer, as well as by an automatic measuring system for erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). Also, there is a blood coagulation analyzer in the coagulation department.
Sysmex XT 2000 Sysmex CA 500
All analyzers are connected to a Network through a central Server and analysis is executed automatically using bar code systems.
The opening hours of the laboratory are:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 08.00 – 20.00
Thursday 08.00 – 19.00
Saturday 08.00 – 13.00