Diagnostics Laboratory

KCH laboratory is one of the best in the country with high capacity to make available diagnosis to support service deliver. Equipped with modern equipment and human resource support from partners the lab is leading the way in laboratory services in the country

The KCH Laboratory is a multi – disciplinary laboratory that adheres to strict quality assurance programs and constantly monitors its operations to give fast, accurate and reliable results. Our modern state-of-the-art laboratory is run by a team of highly trained and a dedicated professional who gives results that are of international standard. This has reduced the need among Malawians to opt for costly and sometimes unreliable medical diagnostic services in the private laboratories. 

KCH laboratory is a World Health Organization (WHO) accredited as a National Reference laboratory for measles and rubella. Currently, KCH laboratory is participating in the WHO Afro-Strengthening Laboratory Management Toward Accreditation (SLMTA) program in preparation for international accreditation, initiated by the MOH.

List of Tests available at KCH

HAEMATOLOGY

MICROBIOLOGY

 FBC

TB Microscopy –ZN

Differential count

TB Microscopy- Auramine O

Sickle cell screening

Microscopy- cell counts

Sickle cell confirmatory test

Gram stain

Hemoglobin

India Ink

Prothrombin Time

Culture and sensitivity

ESR

Blood culture

Reticulocyte count

Pus swabs           

Lupus erythromatous

Stool

 

Urine

 

Aspirates

 

Cervical swab

 

Ear/Nose/ Throat swab

 

HVS

 

BLOOD BANK

SEROLOGY

ABO Grouping

HIV test rapid

Rh grouping

Syphillis (TPHA)

Cross match testing

Hepatitis B Rapid

Direct Coombs test

Hepatitis C Rapid

Indirect Coombs test

Pregnancy test

Du Test (Weak D test)

 

 

 

HISTOLOGY

HISTOLOGY

Hematoxylin and Eosin

Hematoxylin and Eosin

Pap stain

Pap stain

Prussian stain

Prussian stain

 

 

BIOCHEMISTRY

 

Acid Phosphatase

Blood Glucose

Albumin

Calcium

Alkaline phosphatase

Cholesterol

Amylase

Creatinine

Blood glucose

CSF glucose

Calcium

Direct bilirubin

Cholestral

GGT

Chloride

Magnesium

Phosphorus

Total bilirubin

SGOT (AST)

Total Protein

SGPT (ALT) H

Triglycerides

Urea

Sodium

Uric Acid

Potassium

 

MOLECULAR DIAGNOSIS

FLOWCYTOMETRY

HIV early infant diagnosis (EID)

CD4 count

HIV viral load

CD4 %

Influenza

 

Measles

 

Rubella

 

  

Blood transfusion services provided by MBTS

  • LDPRC (Leuco Depleted Packed Red Cells)
  • Packed RBC
  • Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP)
  • Platelet Apheresis
  • Washed RBC

Contact Us

 The Hospital Director,

Kamuzu Central Hospital,

P.O. Box 149,

Lilongwe, Malawi

 Tel : +265 1 754 725/420

 Fax : +265 1 756 380

 Email :hospitaldirector@kch.gov.mw

 Website: http://www.kch.gov.mw