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Institut National d'Hygiène

Updated: Aug-18-2020

General Information

Type of service provider
Testing laboratory
Physical postal address

Lomé
Togo

Phone number
+228 22210633
E-mail
inhtogo [at] yahoo.fr
Has the laboratory been accredited in any scopes?
Yes
Scopes of Accreditation
Food Microbiology; Hematology; Biochemistry
Accreditation body
Microbiology: COFRAC N ° 1-2381; Hematology: COFRAC N ° 8-3118; Biochemistry: SOAC N ° BM19001
Does the laboratory have other sites?
No

Personnel

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Head of Organization

CEO Name
Wembo Afiwa Halatoko
CEO Phone
CEO E-mail
Hjacky78 [at] yahoo.fr

Total laboratory personnel

Total laboratory personnel
132
Male laboratory personnel
94
Female laboratory personnel
38

Technical personnel

Technical personnel total
74
Male technical personnel
54
Female technical personnel
20

Technical Information

Testing

Laboratory services offered
Medical
Water / food
Scope of services offered
Test object or product tested or matrices
Products intended for human consumption, animal feed and environmental samples
Test parameter/ properties measured
Micro-organisms
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Enumeration of colonies at 30 ° C using the deep seeding technique
Methods
NF in ISO 4833-1
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Products intended for human consumption, animal feed and environmental samples of the agri-food sector
Test parameter/ properties measured
Coliforms
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Enumeration of colonies at 30 ° C
Methods
NF ISO 4832
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Products intended for human consumption or animal feed
Test parameter/ properties measured
Thermotolerant coliforms
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Enumeration of colonies at 44 ° C
Methods
NF V08-060
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Products intended for human consumption or animal feed
Test parameter/ properties measured
Coagulase positive staphylococci
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Enumeration of colonies at 35 or 37 ° C using Baird Parker agar medium
Methods
NF EN ISO 6888-1
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Products intended for human consumption or animal feed, environmental samples from the agri-food sector
Test parameter/ properties measured
Sulphite-reducing bacteria developing under anaerobic conditions
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Enumeration of colonies at 37 ° C
Methods
NF ISO 15213
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Products intended for human consumption or animal feed, environmental samples from the agri-food sector
Test parameter/ properties measured
Salmonella spp including Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Search and isolation/identification and confirmation
Methods
NF EN ISO 6579
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Products intended for human consumption or animal feed
Test parameter/ properties measured
Escherichia coli-β glucuronidase positive
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Enumeration of colonies at 44 ° C
Methods
NF ISO 16649-2
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Products intended for human consumption or animal feed, environmental samples from the agri-food sector
Test parameter/ properties measured
Enterobacteriaceae
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Enumeration of colonies at 37 ° C (or 30 ° C)
Methods
NF ISO 21528-2
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Products intended for human consumption or animal feed with a water activity greater than 0.95
Test parameter/ properties measured
Yeasts and molds
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Enumeration of colonies at 25 ° C
Methods
NF ISO 21527-1
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Products intended for human consumption or animal feed with a water activity of less than 0.95
Test parameter/ properties measured
Osmophilic yeasts and xerophilic molds
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Enumeration of colonies at 25 ° C
Methods
NF ISO 21527-2
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Blood
Test parameter/ properties measured
Blood count (count-formula, platelets, with abnormal cells and associated parameters)
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Automated analysis: Impedancemetry, Flow cytometry, Cytochemistry, Spectrophotometry, Fluorescence, Calculation (Sysmex XN analyzer); Morphological identification by microscopy after MGG staining
Methods
Standard method
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Blood
Test parameter/ properties measured
Red blood cell count, platelets
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Sysmex XN analyzer: Impedancemetry with hydrodynamic focusing
Methods
Standard method
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Blood
Test parameter/ properties measured
White blood cell count
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Sysmex XN analyzer: Flow cytometry
Methods
Standard method
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Blood
Test parameter/ properties measured
Polynuclear neutrophils, eosinophils and basophils; Lymphocytes; Monocytes
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Sysmex XN analyzer: flow fluorocytometry
Methods
Standard method
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Blood
Test parameter/ properties measured
Hemoglobin level
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Spectrophotometry with cyanide-free determination (Sysmex XN 550)
Methods
Standard method
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Blood
Test parameter/ properties measured
Hematocrit and thrombocrit
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Sysmex XN analyzer: Impedancemetry with hydrodynamic focusing
Methods
Standard method
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Blood
Test parameter/ properties measured
Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV), Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), MCH, Mean Platelet Volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW), Red Cell Distribution Width
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Calculation (Sysmex XN 550)
Methods
Standard method
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Blood
Test parameter/ properties measured
Urea
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Quantitative automated method; Enzymatic UV reading; Urease / GLDH
Methods
Standard method
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Blood
Test parameter/ properties measured
Glycemia
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Automated quantitative method: Hexokinase / G6PDH; GOD-PAP; GOD / POD
Methods
Standard method
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Blood
Test parameter/ properties measured
Creatinine
Type of test/ instrumentation used
E - Automated method of quantitative type; Jaffé (picric acid) kinetic at 2 points; PAP
Methods
Standard method
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Blood
Test parameter/ properties measured
Uric Acid
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Quantitative automated method; Enzymocolorimetric: Uricase; POD.
Methods
Standard method
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Blood
Test parameter/ properties measured
Total cholesterol
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Quantitative automated method; Enzyme Colorimetry: CE/CO/Peroxidases
Methods
Standard method
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
Blood
Test parameter/ properties measured
Triglyceride
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Quantitative automated method; Enzyme colorimetric: Lipase glycerol kinase/ Gl 3 Ph, Oxidase/ Peroxidase
Methods
Standard method
Accreditation status
Yes
Does the laboratory conduct sampling, upon request of the client, of products to be tested?
Yes

Proficiency Testing

Does the lab participate in proficiency testing for accredited scopes
Yes
Does the lab participate in proficiency testing for non-accredited scopes
Yes
PT Scheme details
RAEMA; LGC; One Word Accuracy; Probioqual; Aqualab; Digital
Does the laboratory sub-contract testing work to other laboratories?
No