TTI-NRL trains medtechs on quality testing of blood units

Thirty-four (34) medical technologists from blood service facilities across the country underwent a six-day training course, designed for the special proficiency skill in HIV and other Transfusion Transmissible Infection (TTI) testing. RITM TTI-NRL Medtech III Iza Mae Chamen emphasized that this workshop “will help ensure the safety of the blood supply provided to patients by participating blood service facilities.” continue reading : TTI-NRL trains medtechs on quality testing of blood units

TTI-NRL attends NRL Asian Workshop on Quality

The Transfusion Transmissible Infections – National Reference Laboratory participated in the 2019 NRL Asian Workshop on Quality held in Hanoi, Vietnam on March 4-5, 2019. The workshop consisted of 8 different sessions each with themes related to quality of infectious diseases testing. Formal presentations from speakers within the Asian region shared their experiences in implementing quality improvements and NRL-Australia continue reading : TTI-NRL attends NRL Asian Workshop on Quality

TTI-NRL leads nat’l meeting on improving blood safety strategies

The Transfusion Transmissible Infections – National Reference Laboratory (TTI-NRL) recently conducted a Consultative Meeting on the Implementation of the Transfusion Transmissible Infections Serology External Quality Assessment Program and Referral for Validation of Nonreactive Blood Units on February 19-21, 2019 at the Ciudad Christhia Resort 9 Waves in San Mateo, Rizal. The meeting was attended by continue reading : TTI-NRL leads nat’l meeting on improving blood safety strategies

HTLV: a virus to look out for

“The Human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV) is the first oncogenic retrovirus discovered. It primarily causes the development of tumors that could possibly lead to adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma or cancers of the blood,” said Kenneth Punzalan, a Medical Technologist from the Transfusions-Transmissible Infections (TTI) – National Reference Laboratory (NRL) of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM). Along continue reading : HTLV: a virus to look out for