Tests performed by the Haematology and Biochemistry Unit include:  

  • Haematology: Complete Blood Count (CBC) + Differentials 
  • Liver function Tests
  • Electrolytes (Sodium Indirect, Potassium Indirect, Chloride Indirect, etc.)
  • Lipid profile (Triglycerides, Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol and LDL-Cholesterol )

Other analytes: Albumin, Creatinine, Creatinine Kinase, Bicarbonate, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphate, Urea/Bun, Gamma-Glutamyltransferase, Amylase, Lipase, Glucose, total protein, Bilirubin Direct, Lactate.

Instruments used:

  • Cobas Integra 400 plus;  a number of biochemical tests are performed on site using Cobas Integra, Rochel platform
  • Cell Dyn 3500/ 3700 analysers for haematology

The unit participates in external quality proficiency assessments with the College of American Pathologists as its EQA provider. It has a good EQA performance track record.