Clinical Biochemistry

The Biochemistry department has a wide range of test menu , the most common tests requested are Blood Glucose (Blood Sugar), Cholesterol, Liver Function Tests and Cardiac Enzymes. These tests helps in the diagnosis and monitoring of diseases such as Diabetes, Arteriosclerosis and Liver and Heart dysfunction.
Testing for therapeutic drug monitoring is also performed, which enables the clinicians to administer the optimum dosage of drugs to their patients for particular treatment.

Immunology

This is to ascertain the presence of Viral Markers, Tumour Markers, Auto-Immune Disorders and Allergies. These tests helps in the diagnosis of specific diseases such as Hepatitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Auto-Immune Disease and early diagnosis of certain types of cancer.
The allergy testing will help identify the main trigger for a person’s allergy. This is particularly relevant for Dermatology and Asthma patients.

Haematology

This department estimates the number and quality of the cells that comprise your blood system. The most common tests performed are Full Blood Counts and Specific Cell Differentiation estimation. This test determines the general state of health. It allows the diagnosis of specific Anaemia, Leukaemia and many other blood disorders. At Africare Haematology department , we also test for the clotting ability of your blood, this is especially relevant for Deep Vein Thrombosis and patients on Warfarin therapy.

Microbiology

This department identifies the organisms (bacteria/viruses/fungi or parasites) in your body that are causing infection. When the organism is identified we then go on to determine the best antibiotic to destroy the causative organism, which in practical terms means you should better faster. This is particularly critical in relation to suspected cases of Meningitis, and these are always treated as emergencies are processed immediately. The usual infections dealt with are Urinary Tract (UTI), Respiratory infections and Gastro-intestinal infections.
Pregnancy tests are also performed in this department.

Blood Transfusion

In this department we test patients' blood types and investigate their blood for the presence of any rare blood group antibodies. Patients undergoing surgical procedures will always have their blood group tested and investigated in case they may require a blood transfusion during or after surgery. Patients that have Haematology disorders who require support transfusions are also tested regularly. In this way we can ensure that we will always have the exact blood type match for all our patients. Our priority is to ensure that our patients receive the safest possible transfusion of Blood and Blood Products.

This department also deals with HLA testing which is generally performed for patients requiring organ transplants.

Histopathology

This area provides diagnosis of clinical lesions and tumours. It provides essential information on the diagnosis and progression of malignancy, which allows for early detection and prognosis, and provides invaluable information on the best type of treatment therapy
Results Turnaround Times

In-patient Results

As our laboratory is fully computerised throughout, your blood test results are transmitted directly to your treating doctor or hospital as per specified TAT. Most routine Haematology and Chemistry and Blood Transfusion results should be available within 2 hours. Immunology results are generally available in 2-3 days. Microbiology results typically take 24 – 48 hours, simply because it takes this long to grow the organisms. Histopathology results take a bit longer, due to the time it takes to process and prepare the tissue, but results are generally available in 3-4 days. Occasionally because further specialized testing is required, results may take longer than this but an interim report will be issued in these cases. We have a laboratory CCE( Customer care executive) which can be reached at +254 732 109 208.

Out-Patient Results

Currently all out-patients results will be posted out daily to your clinicians and also be collected from the center or e-mailed (on request) to the patient. We plan to role out a real time web based Result Systems to all clinicians & patients, so that they will be able to retrieve and access results as soon as they are completed in the laboratory.

Opening Hours

Please schedule an appointment before visiting for a consultation. Appointments can be taken online or by calling us on +254 732 109 000


Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Sunday
08:00 - 13:00
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