Organisation Centraal Laboratorium, Chemistry dept.(BOG, Ministry of Public Health) (CL-CH)
Country Suriname
Last update : 21/02/2019
Address Rode kruislaan 22 , Rode kruislaan 22 , Paramaribo  
Telephone +597 499061
Mandate Services-Laboratory ( food-, water quality)
Scope 5. All levels
Type (Semi)-Governmental
Summary The Central Laboratory provides laboratory analysis in areas such as: chemistry, parasitology, bacteriology entomology and serology.
The Chemistry department conducts analysis of
water, environmental, food, forensic, heavy metals and toxins.
Description  The Central Laboratory has been established in the form of its predecessor the "General Laboratory" around 1955 and was housed at Gravenstraat No. 62 in Paramaribo.
Because of its steady expansion was on August 1, 1961 the laboratory officially housed in the building at
the Rode Kruislaan No. 15 and underwent a name change to: "Central Laboratory".
In 2003 the project "Institutional and Organizational Strengthening of BOG" was approved and funded by the treaty resources. The establishment of a new Central Laboratory was an important part, but there for the Central Laboratory had not met the national and international requirements of Good Laboratory Practice
and offered no opportunities for certification of laboratory processes.
The new modern Central Laboratory has been settled according to international standards and the operation started in September, 17 th of 2010 at the Rode Kruislaan BR11AC.

The Central Laboratory offers quality laboratory services to the market and has a national orientation, while the regional orientation of the company is still in process. The services of the Central Laboratory are supplied from both her character and position as Central Laboratory and as Central Reference laboratory.

Vision, Mission & Values

The Central Laboratory wants to be an internationally respected regional center of public health research and expertise.

The Central Laboratory provides high-quality and reliable laboratory services for the public health and provides the accurate information for policy-makers. We act as a central reference laboratory and contribute to the enhancement of laboratory capacity in public health.

Core values
Core Values indicate where a company's beliefs in and what it stands for. These are the house rules applicable within the company. The core values that are valid within the Central Laboratory.

Technological Expertise
The employee in the Central Laboratory will need to show a sufficient amount of technical capacity, which contributes to the high quality product from the reference laboratory where the reference laboratory in Suriname.

Scientific Integrity
The research provided by the Central Laboratory is able to withstand any scientific scrutiny because they are conducted by consistent application of scientifically sound methods.

The Central Laboratory employee always conducts oneself in such a manner colleagues and clients, that the counterpart feels that his / her interest is maintained and adequately accommodated.

The Central Laboratory employee must, as his / her routine act in accordance with maintaining the quality of the work of the laboratory ensuring a reliable and trustworthy reputation in society.

Customer friendliness
The employee of the Central Laboratory shall conduct business with the utmost regard for client friendliness. Clients should feel well treated and inclined to continue using the services of the laboratory.

Service description:
*The Chemistry department conducts analysis of
water and food, forensic, heavy metals and toxins.
*The Medical Parasitology department conducts analysis for blood and stool samples
*The Bacteriology department conducts analysis for mycobacteriology, bacteriology and virology and referral to external laboratories for testing
*The Entomology department conduct surveillance and research of insects for epidemiological

Researched areas which perform laboratory analysis of materials derived from the human body, related to public health research in areas such as: parasitology, bacteriology virology and chemistry are selected to the scope for the ISO 15189:2012 accreditation.

Lines of communication and responsibility

The Central Laboratory is part of the Ministry of Health of Suriname and the Director of Bureau for Public Health reports to the Director of the Ministry of Health. Authority, interrelation, and responsibilities of all laboratory personnel are on file in the form of job-descriptions and organizational charts.
The Director of the Bureau of Public Health (BOG) is responsible for the overall compliance of the Laboratory to this Quality Manual, and for ensuring that the quality policy is appropriate for the specified goals and that it promotes the continuity of the effectiveness of the Quality Management System, which must be reviewed for continuing suitability. The responsibilities of the Chief Operations and Quality Assurance and the Laboratory Manager are assigned to designated staff, such as the Heads of Departments.

The Director of the Bureau for Public Health (BOG) is the direct supervisor of the Laboratory Manager. The Director also has the responsibility and authority to ensure that all services offered at the Central Laboratory meet the needs of customers and all laboratory staff is responsible for clients care. The Director and top management are also responsible in ensuring that the lab fulfills the requirements of the ISO 15189 and ISO 17025 standards during testing and other routine activities.

1.1 Socio- economic Sector (OECD) 110 Education
120 Health
130 Population Policies/ Programs& Reprod. health
140 Water supply and sanitation
150 Government and civil society
311 Agriculture
312 Forestry
313 Fishery
321 Industry
322 Mineral resources and mining
410 Environmental protection
1.2 Institutional dimension Legislation & law enforcement
Policy Development
1.3 Natural dimension Land/Soils
1.4 Target group(s) 1. Local communities
2. SMEs/Private sector
3. Intermediary organisations
4. Research community
5. Decision makers/Policymakers
6. General public/Opinion makers
2.2 Production Chain 8. Quality Control
2.3 Commodity group Fishery products
Food crops
Forest Products
Non-food agricultural products
Other products
2.4 Food Crops Banana/Plantain (Musa)
Barley (Hordeum)
Beans (Phaseolus)
Cassava (Manihot)
Citrus (Citrus)
Coconut (Cocos)
Grass pea (Lathyrus)
Maize (Zea)
Oat (Avena)
Potato (Solanum)
Rice (Oryza)
Sorghum (Sorghum)
Sweet Potato (Ipomoea)
Wheat (Triticum et al.)
2.5a Agro-Ecology: Thermal zone 1: Tropical
3.2 Pollution-Environmental Protection 1. Water
4. Human health
5. Wastes
6. Pesticides & toxics
7.1 Suriname-Districts Paramaribo
Organisation hiërarchie (subunits)
Min of Health-Centraal Laboratorium/BOG
Centraal Laboratorium, Chemistry dept.(BOG, Ministry of Public Health)
Relation Organisation Country
Member of Network organisation details Food & Nutrition Security-Suriname netwerk Suriname
Person Function(s) Country
person details Saskia Karia (FNS-Suriname, CL-CH) Coordinator Suriname
person details Mrs. ginny Saridjo (FNS-Suriname, CL-CH) (Staff) member Suriname
person details Mrs. Malti Mangre (CL-CH) Head of Department Suriname