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Laboratory 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 Dutch level with turn-around times comparable to those in the Netherlands, taking into account the special (geographical) situation of Bonaire. The laboratory offers high-quality diagnostics (clinical chemistry, microbiology, hematology, blood bank) and strives to perform this at the lowest possible costs.

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, in which the laboratory is seen as a value-added 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 express complaints.

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

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
  • Name of applicant
  • 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.), analysis that fall outside the cito package can only be performed with the permission of 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 research 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.