The laboratory department aims at providing quality services to the clients, giving clinicians the assurance that all investigations carried out are the best and results are given out in the shortest time possible. It offers a 24-hour service without extra charge for work outside normal office hours.
Our results are approved according to the International standards worldwide.
St. Kizito Hospital Matany laboratory’s mission is to provide services with ultimate love, care while ensuring both safety and comfort to the patient. The laboratory has different sections each headed by a qualified staff being supervised by Laboratory Technician. The following are the various sections of the laboratory with their respective services offered:
Reception: Well organized reception for receiving visitors and sampling patients, issuing specimen containers and receiving the specimens.
Microbiology: This section analyses various body fluids for bacteria or parasitic infections such as TB and Typhoid.
Techniques in this section also help to determine which drugs will help cure the infections observed.
A wide range of serological tests.
A wide range of antigen detection tests providing rapid diagnostic solutions such as cryptoccocal antigen and bacterial antigen in CSF
Semen analysis techniques
Stool concentration techniques help to identify some parasites such as cryptosporidium isospora belli, blood smear etc.
Do BS for haemoparasites, urine analysis for abnormalities.
Blood Bank: Contains blood bank refrigerator with organized compartments, the laboratory is also responsible for carrying out blood donations whereby samples are sent to the regional blood bank for analysis, blood grouping, cross matching blood units for blood transfusion. Haematology This section deals with tests for blood disorders such as anaemia, Leukemia, sickle cell disease and parasitic infections in the blood.
Serology: This contains all the reagents/test kits for most of the serological investigations and orbital shaker for rocking other tests which requires rotations. Serology tests include, widal, brucella, RPR (TPHA), H. Pylori, Hlicabactor pylori (H. pylori) for ulcers. Biochemistry This section deals with chemical analysis of blood and other body fluids. This includes assessing kidney function tests, liver function tests, blood sugar electrolytes, amylases, etc…. This has vital equipment like Sptochem e2 sp-4430, spotchem EL SE-1520, water bath, incubator and colorimeter for biochemical test.
Immunology: This department is yet to be fully developed though the hospital is able to perform some of the immunological investigations such as CD4 counts, Hepatitis B, C, HIV testing, DBS (Dry Blood Smear) collected and taken to Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL).
Staffing: The laboratory has well trained staff from the level of lab assistance to lab technician. The staff are able to perform all the tests following SOPs and there is also continuous medical education (CME) organized internally by the lab in-charge weekly to improve on quality of services.
Working Hours: The staff works in shifts;
1st shift 8:00 AM – 1 PM, 3:00 PM– 6:00 PM
2nd shift 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:00 pm – 8:00 PM
Then the person on call takes on from 8:00 PM– 8:00 PM