Haemodialysis may expose the patient to more than 300 litres of water per week across the semi-permeable membrane of the haemodialyser. Healthy individuals seldom have a weekly oral intake of water above 12 litres.
Near 30 times more water exposure to dialysis patients requires monitoring of water quality to avoid unknown or suspected harmful elements being carried in the water and transmitted to the patient. Therefore it is most significant to get the water tested for meeting quality assurance, according to the norms and conditions, specified by the health department.
Water of the superior quality is used in the preparation of dialysis fluid. It is a crucial prerequisite for haemodialysis and related therapies. International standards have been developed to promote the installation of fit-for-purpose water treatment facilities for haemodialysis and to secure the routine production of dialysis water suitable for use in haemodialysis.
Sigma Test and Research Centre provide appropriate testing which makes sure the temperature level and composition of chemicals like chlorine, magnesium and calcium are relevant. The methods such as carbon filtering, water softening and reverse osmosis are conducted to achieve the required result. Our specialists work adhering to the standards of the Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).