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Department of Laboratory Medicine

Our Services

The four divisions: Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Microbiology and Molecular Diagnosis Centre (MDC) adhere to strict internal and external quality control checks and participation in External Quality Assurance (EQA) schemes to ensure the validity and reproducibility of our results. In keeping with our role as a College of American Pathologists (CAP)-accredited laboratory, we also offer the consultative services of experienced professionals in various disciplines, clinical scientists and medical technologists to assist clinicians in both diagnostic and research capacities by keeping abreast of medical and technological advances.


 

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Clinical Chemistry


The Clinical Chemistry division offers a wide repertoire of routine and non-routine qualitative, semi-quantitative and quantitative biochemical tests. The use of semi-automated and automated random access instruments allow many of these tests to be offered within a competitive turnaround time to meet the needs of our users.


Services:

  • Routine Chemistries
  • Lipids and Lipoproteins/Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk
  • Diabetes Monitoring
  • Marker for Sepsis and Bacterial Infections
  • Allergy Testing
  • Protein Studies
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM)
  • Drugs of Abuse (DOA)
  • Endocrinology
    • Thyroid Evaluation
    • Endocrinology
    • Fertility Testing
  • Tumour Markers
  • Autoimmunity
  • Bone Status
  • Infectious Serology
  • Pheochromocytoma Screening
  • Antenatal & Neonatal Screening
  • Newborn screening by Tandem Mass Spechrohotometry
  • Iron Status
  • Other Tests


 

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Haematology


The Division of Haematology provides routine and specialised haematology testing and interpretation of results.


The division comprises sections on:

  • Routine Haematology
  • Blood Coagulation
  • Haemoglobinopathies
  • Bone Marrow Analysis
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Stem Cell Processing
  • Cytogenetics
  • Blood Transfusion Services
  • Blood Donation Centre

 

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Microbiology


The Division of Microbiology offers a broad selection of tests designed for rapid identification of causative agents of infectious diseases and prompt reporting of results. The extensive experience gained by supporting the tertiary referral hospital and by the services provided for other institutions has given our laboratory the capability to promptly isolate and accurately identify unusual as well as common bacteria, fungi, yeasts, parasites and viruses.


Services:

  • Organism Identification
  • Susceptibility Testing
  • Serologic Assays
  • Expertise in areas of Bacteriology, Mycology, Parasitology, and Virolog
  • Epidemiological Studies
  • Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Culture and Nucleic Acid Amplification


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Molecular Diagnosis Centre


The Molecular Diagnosis Centre (MDC) provides a comprehensive molecular testing service, which applies recombinant DNA procedures to identify molecular changes associated with acquired infectious diseases, neoplasia, and heritable diseases.


Services:

  • Infectious diseases
    • Qualitative and quantitative molecular tests for infectious organisms
    • Genotyping and drug resistance analysis
    • Rapid diagnosis of emerging pathogens
    • Screening for sexually transmitted diseases
  • Mutation analysis (inherited diseases)
    • Prenatal diagnosis of thalassamia and chromosome aneuploidies
    • Carrier status of inherited diseases
    • Inherited causes of male infertility and hearing impairment
    • Venous thrombophilia screening
  • Predictive, diagnostic and prognostic oncology testing
    • Mutation analysis for myeloproliferative disorders
    • Diagnosis and minimal residual disease monitoring of leukaemias
    • B- and T-cell lineage and clonality studies of lymphomas
    • Diagnostic and prognostic indicators of solid tumours (breast, colorectal, lung, cervical)
    • Chimerism studies - assessment of engraftment in bone marrow transplantation and support services for post-BMA monitoring

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