Clinical Laboratory and Transfusion Service

Clínica Imbanaco Grupo Quirónsalud counts with the following services: Clinical Laboratory, Pathology Laboratory and Transfusion.

The Clinical Laboratory at Centro Medico Imbanaco  was created since the foundation of the clinic as a small laboratory initially dedicated to the processing of  basic exams (level I).


Currently it has modern level IV diagnostic support services of high complexity, it is built in 3900 square meters including the main building; treats 1,200 patients and performs 5,000 exams per day. It has alliances with recognized national and international laboratories.

It works under an integrated Quality, Occupational Health, Industrial and Environmental Safety management system. It applies Lean Six Sigma concepts, world-class practices, has modern technology, mechanized procedures and a rigorous quality control program in all phases of the pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical service cycle.

To provide greater comfort, it provides services at four locations, where a group of experts using the same standards serves its clients, taking, receiving, sending samples and delivering the results.

Individual, warm and respectful treatment, and intelligent actions, are considered essential to solve the needs of the clients.

Recognition and awards

  • International Accreditation, CAP
    granted by the American College of Clinical Pathology, since 2004, last visit in December 2017.

  • International Accreditation, EFI
    International accreditation, granted by the European Federation of Immunogenetics. EFI 2017.

  • Certification for Glycated Hemoglobin
    granted by the National Glycoprotein Standard Program NGSP 2017.

  • National Accreditation in Health
    National accreditation in health granted by ICONTEC.

  • Joint Commission International ( Program Hospital)
    International accreditation granted by the Joint Commission International.


In response to the high demand for pathology derived from services, the Pathology Laboratory was created, with a committed Staff that adheres to compliance with world-class quality standards.

It is an honor to inform that the American College of Pathology has granted this service, the international accreditation. In Colombia, up to date, two clinical laboratories have CAP accreditation and the Pathology Laboratory at  Centro Medico Imbanaco is the only one accredited by this organization.

This accreditation began in 2004 with the Clinical Laboratory, in 2018 was also received for the Pathology Laboratory, which began its operation in October 2016 led by Dr. Isabella Caicedo Ortiz.

The CAP (College of American Pathologist) is one of the most demanding international assessment systems. This accreditation is mandatory in the United States and its importance lies in the fact that it ensures the highest level of care and quality in procedures in this type of laboratory.

The pathological anatomy has evolved to be able to predict, even the response of tumors with different treatment modalities.

The Laboratory has alliances with referral national and international laboratories.


  • Laboratory samples for children: It is carried out in a space with children’s decoration, in the company of their parents and with disposable materials of various types to facilitate the sample collection.
  • There is a special waiting room in each laboratory facility for long-term exams and vaginal cytology.

The Clinical Laboratory is made up of various sample processing areas. These are:

  • Hematology and Coagulation
  • Clinical Chemistry and Immunochemistry
  • Immunology, Endocrinology, Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Immunohematology
  • Stool analysis
  • Urinalysis
  • Microbiology
  • Flow cytometry
  • Molecular Biology and Immunogenetics
  • Cytogenetics
  • Parasitology
  • Transfusion Service, Cell Therapy Unit
  • Pathology Laboratory


High-level multidisciplinary team made up of doctors, pathologists, bacteriologists, histotechnologists, nurses and administrative staff.