TTI-NRL licenses over a hundred medical technologists in HIV and other TTI testing

Participants practicing return demo for pipetting and biosafety in the online training course The Transfusion Transmissible Infections – National Reference Laboratory (TTI-NRL) of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) concluded its series of HIV and other TTI Proficiency Training Workshop with a total of 122 licensed HIV proficient medical technologists from various blood service continue reading : TTI-NRL licenses over a hundred medical technologists in HIV and other TTI testing

RITM TTI-NRL staff recognized as one of PAMET’s 50 MedTech Movers

Mr. Kenneth Aristotle Punzalan of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) National Reference Laboratory for Transfusion Transmissible Infections (TTI-NRL) was recognized as one of the 50 movers in the field of Medical Technology in the Philippines during the gala and awards night of the 50th MedTech Week celebration organized by the Philippine Association of continue reading : RITM TTI-NRL staff recognized as one of PAMET’s 50 MedTech Movers

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