Information system of the national network of public health laboratories in Peru (NETLAB)


  • Javier Vargas-Herrera Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Peru. Ministerio de Salud. Lima, Peru.
  • José Segovia-Juarez Oficina General de Informacion y Sistemas. Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Peru.
  • Gladys María Garro Nuñez Ministerio de Salud. Lima, Peru.



Clinical laboratory information systems, Medical informatics, Prevention and control


Clinical laboratory information systems produce improvements in the quality of information, reduce service costs, and diminish wait times for results, among other things. In the construction process of this information system, the National Institute of Health (NIH) of Peru has developed and implemented a web-based application to communicate to health personnel (laboratory workers, epidemiologists, health strategy managers, physicians, etc.) the results of laboratory tests performed at the Peruvian NIH or in the laboratories of the National Network of Public Health Laboratories which is called NETLAB. This article presents the experience of implementing NETLAB, its current situation, perspectives of its use, and its contribution to the prevention and control of diseases in Peru.


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Vargas-Herrera J, Segovia-Juarez J, Garro Nuñez GM. Information system of the national network of public health laboratories in Peru (NETLAB). Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2015 Jun. 19 [cited 2024 Jun. 16];32(2):378-84. Available from:

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