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List Of Best Medical Laboratories In Uganda

This is a list of the best medical laboratories in Uganda. The list focuses on medical laboratories that offer exceptional, affordable services and maintain high standards of medical lab sciences.

medical laboratory or clinical laboratory is a laboratory where tests are conducted out on clinical specimens to obtain information about the health of a patient to aid in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Clinical medical laboratories are an example of applied science, as opposed to research laboratories that focus on basic science, such as found in some academic institutions.

Medical laboratories vary in size and complexity and so offer a variety of testing services. More comprehensive services can be found in acute-care hospitals and medical centers, where 70% of clinical decisions are based on laboratory testing. Doctors offices and clinics, as well as skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, may have laboratories that provide more basic testing services. Commercial medical laboratories operate as independent businesses and provide testing that is otherwise not provided in other settings due to low test volume or complexity.

In hospitals and other patient-care settings, laboratory medicine is provided by the Department of Pathology and Medical Laboratory, and generally divided into two sections, each of which will be subdivided into multiple specialty areas. The two sections are:

Layouts of clinical laboratories in health institutions vary greatly from one facility to another. For instance, some health facilities have a single laboratory for the microbiology section, while others have a separate lab for each specialty area.

The following is an example of a typical breakdown of the responsibilities of each area:

  • Microbiology includes culturing of the bacteria in clinical specimens, such as fecesurinebloodsputumcerebrospinal fluid, and synovial fluid, as well as possible infected tissue. The work here is mainly concerned with cultures, to look for suspected pathogens which, if found, are further identified based on biochemical tests. Also, sensitivity testing is carried out to determine whether the pathogen is sensitive or resistant to a suggested medicine. Results are reported with the identified organism(s) and the type and amount of drug(s) that should be prescribed for the patient.
  • Parasitology is where specimens are examined for parasites. For example, fecal samples may be examined for evidence of intestinal parasites such as tapeworms or hookworms.
  • Virology is concerned with identification of viruses in specimens such as bloodurine, and cerebrospinal fluid.
  • Hematology analyzes whole blood specimens to perform full blood counts, and includes the examination of blood films. Other specialized tests include cell counts on various bodily fluids.
  • Coagulation testing determines various blood clotting times, coagulation factors, and platelet function.
  • Clinical biochemistry commonly performs dozens of different tests on serum or plasma. These tests, mostly automated, includes quantitative testing for a wide array of substances, such as lipidsblood sugarenzymes, and hormones.
  • Toxicology is mainly focused on testing for pharmaceutical and recreational drugs. Urine and blood samples are the common specimens.
  • Immunology/Serology uses the process of antigen-antibody interaction as a diagnostic tool. Compatibility of transplanted organs may also be determined with these methods.
  • Immunohematology, or blood bank determines blood groups, and performs compatibility testing on donor blood and recipients. It also prepares blood components, derivatives, and products for transfusion. This area determines a patient’s blood type and Rh status, checks for antibodies to common antigens found on red blood cells, and cross matches units that are negative for the antigen.
  • Urinalysis tests urine for many analysts, including microscopically. If more precise quantification of urine chemicals is required, the specimen is processed in the clinical biochemistry lab.
  • Histopathology processes solid tissue removed from the body (biopsies) for evaluation at the microscopic level.
  • Cytopathology examines smears of cells from all over the body (such as from the cervix) for evidence of inflammation, cancer, and other conditions.
  • Molecular diagnostics includes specialized tests involving DNA and RNA analysis.
  • Cytogenetics involves using blood and other cells to produce a DNA karyotype. This can be helpful in cases of prenatal diagnosis (e.g. Down’s syndrome) as well as in some cancers which can be identified by the presence of abnormal chromosomes.
  • Surgical pathology examines organs, limbs, tumors, fetuses, and other tissues biopsied in surgery such as breast mastectomies.

Here is a list of the best medical laboratories in Uganda.

MBN Clinical Laboratories

Address: Plot 28 Nakasero Rd, Kampala, Uganda

Phone: +256 776 533955

LMK MEDICAL LABORATORY AND CONSULTANCIES LTD MAIN BRANCH

Address:  Muwafu Road, Kampala, Uganda

Phone: +256 41 4252429

CareWise Laboratory

Address: Bukoto St, Kampala, Uganda

Phone: +256 41 4667511

Central Public Health Laboratories

Address: 7/11, Plot 113 Buganda Rd, Kampala, Uganda

Phone: +256 770 838688

Spectrum Diagnostic Laboratories Ltd

Address: House,Plot 3, Emka, 5 Bombo Rd, Kampala, Uganda

Phone: +256 782 325270

Bwino Clinical Laboratory & Diagnostic Centre

Address:  Kampala, Uganda

Sameday Laboratories

Address: Office No 3, REGENCY PLAZA, 18 Lugogo By-Pass, Kampala, Uganda

Phone: +256 775 108946

EXAMINA DIAGNOSTIC CENTRE

Address: Wandegeya kampala district kawempe division hajji kmusa kasule road, Kampala, Uganda

Phone: +256 757 313677

Lancet Laboratories at Uganda Cares Building

Address: Plot 54B Kira Rd, Kampala, Uganda

Phone: +256 700 536459

Impact Clinical Laboratories

Address: 1st Floor, AHF Uganda Cares Building, Plot 54B Kira Rd, Kampala, Uganda

Phone: +256 709 379559

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