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Medical Diagnostics of Chiriqui

Medical Diagnostics of Chiriqui is a pathology laboratory established in 2008. We process cell and tissue samples for in vitro diagnosis of inflammatory diseases and cancer. We manage little more than 6,000 specimens per year, from all over the country.
We are a team of ten people, dedicated full time to this work and the only private lab in the country with they're own research studies and publications.
We're located in office #35, on the fifth floor of the new tower in Hospital Chiriqui, 3rd W Ave and Central St, Doleguita, city of David, province of Chiriqui.

Ten yerars ago we introduced the inmmunohistochemistry technique for typifying lymphomas and breast cancer, the firsts in the country side to do so.
Currently we manage and average of six thousand specimens per year. We're able to process conventional biopsies and pap smears and we're tje only private laboratory nationwide with a quality control program for conventional preparations of cervical-vaginal cytologies.


Provide a good quality service at a low price, with equipment and personnel based in the Chiriqui community.


Innovate creating own daily supplies, according to the needs of our customers and patients.

Quality politics

We do not believe in incorporating foreign standards by dogma, but use them as a reference to create our own standards. The whole process is in full view in our facilities.
All processes are carried out in the same space. We seek to create our own quality control programs to which we follow up, ensuring actively controlled processes.

Our Blog

China v US


This pandemic has been very revealing in many respects. The weaknesses of all health care systems were exposed; the limits of human and material resources were tested over and over again with each wave; the different styles of governance demonstrated their strengths and weaknesses. In today's post we


According to international organizations, between 62 and 64% of Panamanian adults are overweight and 27% are obese. The situation is worse in women than in men, and the situation in children and adolescents is not promising. With obesity, there's the increased risk of suffering from non-infectious /


When I left cable television a couple of years ago, sickened by the abusive commercial intrusion and annoying mass production of shows with exactly the same plot, I became preoccupied with the audience's insatiable appetite for shows and movies about post-apocalypse zombies and social disintegration

Muri, Muda, Mura


In his 1993 book, "Japanese Manufacturing Techniques," Richard J. Schonberger addresses within "just-in-time" production the concepts of muri (excess), muda (waste) and mura (irregularity) as one of the principles for a quality control oriented to the worker and not to some clerk in a refrigerated office.You


When we started this laboratory, like anyone in our province or in the country who decides to start a health care enterprise, we adapted to the market by finding a variety of products of very different qualities, very inconsistent and adapted for other conditions. Clear examples were formalin for biopsy


In a moment of leisure I came across the new trendy medical drama series, New Amsterdam, and began to think about the expectations that current medical dramas, such as Gray's Anatomy and House MD, have placed on the shoulders of healthcare personnel, in particular physicians, on the one hand, and the

How much does having an employee cost?


When we started this laboratory, as the person in charge of everything, I felt a tremendous uncertainty because I was entering a world for which neither undergraduate and graduate studies prepared me. Had I been less impulsive, I would have taken a course that told me exactly what to do, approved by


Being a pathology lab, I've thought it wise to put the tabloid themes of flat Earthers and anti-vaxers aside to explain a bit about our role in the grand scheme of health care in this blog post.We are not a clinical laboratoryLaboratories are not all the same and our roles complement each other, but


The reason for the existence of this blog is the education of our community, with publications that are critical, not complacent, and that in theory encourage the discussion of certain topics related to health care for the growth of all. Let's start this post with one fact and one speculation.Fact: In

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