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Clinical Laboratory Services

 

The Clinical Laboratory at PIH offers a full range of medical tests and services. In keeping with the Hospital’s commitment to help raise standards of care for patients everywhere, the Laboratory offers a number of speciality services to other hospitals as well as to patients referred to our quality medical testing.

The centre operates state-of-the-art laboratories, providing routine and specialised testing. Test results for patients referred by PIH doctors are available electronically as soon as the work is completed and reviewed. Tests ordered by physicians outside PIH are e-mailed or faxed to the ordering doctor, and critical results called in by telephone.

The Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, staffed by outstanding technologists, uses state-of-the-art technology for rapid and accurate diagnosis of infectious diseases. Molecular microbiology section at PIH has grown substantially over the past years and grown to offer specialised testing not available in regular laboratories.

Lab tests include HIV viral load, hepatitis C virus quantitative assay, hepatitis C virus genotyping, Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae detection as well as molecular assays for the detection of Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease), Babesia microti (babesiosis) and Anaplasma phagocytophila (ehrlichiosis).

The Clinical Microbiology Laboratory also serves as a reference lab for the diagnosis of the Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.