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Opening hours

Opening hours of the collection laboratory are: Monday to Friday daily from 6.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Laboratorium FM is a modern hospital laboratory that performs medical laboratory tests for
Fundashon Mariadal and other healthcare providers on Bonaire. The laboratory uses state-of-the art equipment and well-trained staff for this purpose.

The patient and healthcare providers on Bonaire are our first priority. They are entitled to laboratory diagnostics at the Dutch level with turn-around times comparable to those of the Netherlands, taking into account the special (geographical) situation of Bonaire. The laboratory offers high-quality diagnostics with the aim of performing them at the lowest possible cost.

The laboratory plays an indispensable role in public (preventive) healthcare on Bonaire and actively looks for opportunities to carry out as many requests as possible itself for the sake of continuously improving services to patients and healthcare providers within and outside Fundashon Mariadal, whereby the laboratory is seen as a value-adding function within Fundashon Mariadal.
Employees are offered a safe, inclusive, inspiring working environment with room for personal development. They should feel free to make suggestions or voice complaints.

The laboratory carries out the analyses under accreditation of the Dutch Accreditation Council under registration number M303 in accordance with ISO 15189-2012.


Laboratory FM conducts laboratory tests for Fundashon Mariadal and other healthcare providers on Bonaire. Your healthcare provider will determine which tests should be performed.

What do you bring to the laboratory?

1) The application form:

This application form must include;

  • Patient sticker (available at the registration desk of the collection station)
  • Application details such as; the desired provision, name of the applicant, date and any clinical information

2) Identity documents (passport, sedula or driver’s license)

3) Other material:

If you are handing over material, each individual sample jar must bear your name, date of birth, gender and date of collection.

Nb: The laboratory can provide you with material and information you may need for any other examinations.

Do I have to fast?

If you need to fast on the day of the examination, you may not eat or drink anything after 11:00 p.m. the evening before the examination. Only drinking water or tea, without milk or sugar, is allowed. You are not allowed to drink coffee, milk and lemonade. Collections that require you to fast can be done until 10:30 a.m.

When can I go to the laboratory?

The collection station is open on weekdays from 6.30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. In general, it is a bit quieter after 10:00 a.m.

Where do I have to be?

When you enter the main entrance of the hospital, turn left into the hallway. The collection station is located halfway down the corridor on the right.

Contact: (+599) 715-8900 ext. 1610

Do I have to pay?

Most diagnostics are covered by ZVK if you are insured by ZVK. If you are not insured by ZVK, you must pay the costs in advance at the reception.

Further use of body material

Body material is collected for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Body material that remains after analysis can be used for scientific purposes. This is done anonymously, i.e. it is no longer possible to determine who the material came from. If you have any objections to the further use of your body material, you can report this when taking the sample. The collection tubes are then provided with labels with the text: Do not use for other purposes. You must submit an objection again each time you collect or hand in materials.

Healthcare provider:

Information for applicants:

Make sure you give the patient the completed application form. The application form must include:

  • Full name (surname and initials)
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Applicant’s name
  • Desired provisions
  • The name of the person who administered the material with the date and time, where applicable

Preferably a patient sticker is used on the application form.

Acceptance criteria for laboratory research:

The laboratory is committed to diligence in communicating results. This means that material must arrive at the laboratory in the correct conditions. It happens that material is submitted that is unsuitable for the requested test or that it cannot be determined what has been requested for which patient.

Therefore, please take the following into account:

  • Incorrect collection material (see form “tube order collection”)
  • Insufficient material
  • Incorrect or unidentified material
  • The correct sample container (jars/tubes, etc.)
  • Prevent leaking or soiled sample container
  • Sterile material more than 48 hours old (for microbiological research) is not accepted
  • We cannot process material without an application form

Additional requests:

As an applicant, you can request the laboratory by telephone to perform additional determinations from previously collected patient material. This request will be honored if there is sufficient material if the retention period and storage conditions allow it.

Requests outside office hours:

For Clinical Chemistry requests outside working hours during the day (7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.), analyzes that fall outside the cito package can only be carried out after permission from the clinical chemist.

For requests for Medical Microbiology outside working hours during the day (7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.), the applicant should contact the doctor-microbiologist on duty.

Blood collection for cito-research

You must clearly indicate on the application form that it concerns a cito-research. Only researches that belong to the cito-research package (indicated on the application form) can be requested urgently. The cito-research will be treated with priority. Cito-research test results are available within 60 minutes of receipt at the laboratory. The results will be faxed to you and you will be called.