PALGA’s infrastructure

The PALGA system consists of the national database, a data transfer server, and laboratory-based systems. 

PALGA database:

  • An excerpt from every pathology test report
  • More than 67 million excerpts from pathology test reports
  • National coverage since 1991
  • Growing by more than two million excerpts per year

Laboratory systems:

All of the pathology laboratories in the Netherlands use computer systems to draw up reports on and about pathology tests. Each of these computer systems communicates with PALGA’s national database.

Information security policy

Details of information security and information provision are set out in a policy document. The policy is based on ISO 27001 and NEN7510 standards.