Brazil maps orthopaedics testing network:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Brazilian health surveillance agency, Anvisa, has published the results of a survey of the research being performed by orthopaedics testing centres. The aim of the exercise was to map these nationally, their activities and the techniques used. Input from the tests performed are used by the national network of healthcare laboratories - Rede Brasileira de Laboratorios Analiticos de Saude (Reblas) - to establish testing standards and quality control systems. 23 centres participated in the survey, located mainly in the southeast region, centred around Sao Paulo. Of the 191 tests surveyed, eight are not performed by any of the participating centres.