What We Can Do for You?

The laboratory helps patients to understand the many clinical, molecular and pathology laboratory tests that are offered and play a critical role in prevention, diagnosing, monitoring, and treating a broad range of conditions, including cancer, chronic diseases, and infectious diseases.  

•    Clinical Laboratory Service

Where tests are usually done on clinical specimens in order to obtain information about the health of a patient as pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

Clinical Laboratory Services include:

•    Clinical Chemistry
•    Immunology and Serology
•    Hormone
•    Haematology
•    Coagulation
•    Immunohaematology
•    Fluid & Excretion
•    Urine Drug Screening
•    Profiles 

Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory Services

It complements existing Clinical Laboratory services, and is the key to “precision medicine”. The laboratory is committed in providing a quality diagnostic service with the use of the most of advanced technologies to perform molecular and genetic analyses in human.

Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory Services include:


•    Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory Test

Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory is committed in providing a quality diagnostic service with the use of the most of advanced technologies to perform molecular and genetic analyses in human. Our laboratory offers a range of molecular test services which includes infectious disease and human test to the hospitals and GP clinics.

 

BCR-ABL1 Quantitative RT-PCR 

What is this test for?

The BCR-ABL1 is a quantitative test intended as an aid in the monitoring of the p210 BCR-ABL translocation (major breakpoints e13a2, e14a2) in peripheral blood (PB) of patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)

Specimen & Container: Peripheral blood; 3 EDTA tubes

Transportation Requirement: 2-8° C

Method: Real Time RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction)

Turnaround Time: 1 Day

Laboratory Request Form: Molecular Diagnostic Form (direct click)

CMV Viral Load
 

What is this test for?

Detection and quantification test for Cytomegalovirus DNA

Specimen & Container: Plasma (3 EDTA tubes)

Transportation Requirement: 2-8° C

Method: Quantitative Real-time PCR

CT/NG PCR
 

What is this test for?

Detection test for C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae

Specimen & Container: Specimen Collection Kit (Lab supply)

Transportation Requirement: 2-8° C

Method: Real-time PCR

Turnaround Time: 2 Working Days

Laboratory Request Form: Molecular Diagnostic Form (direct click)
 

C.difficile PCR

What is this test for?

Toxin B and Binary Toxin

Specimen & Container: Stool collected in clean stool container (Brown cap)

Transportation Requirement: Ambient temperature

Method: Real-time PCR

Turnaround Time: 2 Working Days

Laboratory Request Form: Molecular Diagnostic Form (direct click)
 

HIV Viral Load

What is this test for?

Detection and quantification assay of Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV-1)

Specimen & Container: Serum (Plain tube) / Plasma (2 EDTA tubes)

Transportation Requirement: 2-8° C

Method: Reverse transcriptase Real-time PCR

Turnaround Time: 4 Working Days

Laboratory Request Form: Molecular Diagnostic Form (direct click)
 

HBV DNA Viral Load

What is this test for?

Detection and quantification assay of Hepatitis B virus in infected HBV individuals

Specimen & Container: 3 EDTA tubes

Transportation Requirement: 2-8° C

Method: Real-time PCR

Turnaround Time: 7 Working Days

Laboratory Request Form: Molecular Diagnostic Form (direct click)

HCV RNA Viral Load

What is this test for?

Detection and quantification assay of Hepatitis C virus

Specimen & Container: 3 EDTA tubes

Transportation Requirement: 2-8° C

Method: Reverse transcriptase Real-time PCR

Turnaround Time: 2 Working Days

Laboratory Request Form: Molecular Diagnostic Form (direct click)
 

HPV DNA

What is this test for?

Detection assay of Human Papilloma virus genotypes which can detect 19 high-risk HPV types (16, 18, 26, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 53, 56, 58, 59, 66, 68, 69, 73, 82) and 9 low-risk HPV types (6, 11, 40, 42, 43, 44, 54, 61, 70)

Specimen & Container: Liquid Based Cytology (ThinPrep or SurePath)

Transportation Requirement: 2-8° C

Method: Multiplex Real time PCR

Turnaround Time: 7 Working Days

Laboratory Request Form: Molecular Diagnostic Form (direct click)

MTB/RIF PCR

What is this test for?

Detection assay of MTB and rifampin resistance mutations

Specimen & Container: Sputum collected in a clean container

Transportation Requirement: 2-8° C (In basic triple packaging system)

Method: Real-time PCR

Turnaround Time: 2 Working Days

Laboratory Request Form: Molecular Diagnostic Form (direct click)
 

MRSA

What is this test for?

Detection of methicillin-resistant S.aureus

Specimen & Container: Charcoal swab

Transportation Requirement: 2-8° C

Method: Real-time PCR

Turnaround Time: 2 Working Days

Laboratory Request Form: Molecular Diagnostic Form (direct click)
 

Respiratory Panel I

What is this test for?

Detection assay of Flu A, Flu A-H1, Flu A-H3, Flu A-H1N1 (2009), Flu B, RSV A and RSV B

Specimen & Container: Sputum/Aspirates/BAL collected in clean container

Transportation Requirement: 2-8° C

Method: Multiplex Real-time PCR

Turnaround Time: 4 Working Days

Laboratory Request Form: Molecular Diagnostic Form (direct click)

Respiratory Full Panel 

What is this test for?

Detection assay of Flu A, Flu A-H1, Flu A-H3, Flu A-H1N1 (2009), Flu B, RSV A, RSV B, Adenovirus, Metapneumonovirus, Enterovirus, Parainfluenza virus 4, Bocavirus 1/2/3/4, Rhinovirus A/B/C, Coronavirus 229E, Coronavirus NL63, Coronavirus OC43, C. pneumoniae, M. peneumoniae, L. pneumophila B.pertussis, B. parapertussis, S.  pneumonia and H.influenza.

Specimen & Container: Sputum/Aspirates/BAL collected in clean container

Transportation Requirement: 2-8° C

Method: Multiplex Real-time PCR

Turnaround Time: 7 Working Days

Laboratory Request Form: Molecular Diagnostic Form (direct click)

Sexual Transmitted Infection

What is this test for?

Detection assay of C. trachomatis (CT), N. gonorrhoeae (NG), M. genitalium (MG), M. hominis (MH), U. urealyticum (UU), U. parvum (UP) and T. vaginalis (TV).

Specimen & Container: Urine collected in sterile container

Transportation Requirement: 2-8° C

Method: Multiplex Real-time PCR

Turnaround Time: 7 Working Days

Laboratory Request Form: Molecular Diagnostic Form (direct click)

Microbiology Laboratory Services

This section performs routine microbiological testing including microorganism identification, susceptibility testing and microscopic examination in areas of bacteriology, mycology, and mycobacteriology. Successful isolation of potential pathogens depends upon proper specimen collection and timely transportation to the laboratory.

Bacteriology/Mycology
The scope of bacteriology testing includes bacterial culture and identification as well as antibiotic susceptibility testing whereas the scope of mycology testing includes yeast and fungus culture, yeast identification as well as susceptibility testing for yeast.
 

Blood culture and sensitivity (aerobic and anaerobic)

What this test for?

Blood cultures are used to detect the presence of bacteria or fungi in the blood that cause septicemia.
Specimen & Container: Adult: 8 – 10ml blood, inoculated aseptically into aerobic and/or anaerobic bottles.

Paediatric: 1 – 4ml into inoculated aseptically into aerobic (yellow top) bottle.

Transportation Requirement: Room temperature and specimen should be delivered to the laboratory promptly after collection.

Test Schedule: Daily

Method: Colorimetric detection (BacT/ALERT 3D Blood Culture System)

Turnaround Time: 5 working days

Laboratory Request Form: Microbiology Form
 

Cerebrospinal culture and sensitivity
 

What this test for?

A test is used to detect infectious organisms in the Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF).

Specimen & Container: CSF collected aseptically into a sterile, non-leaking collection container.

Transportation Requirement: Room temperature and specimen should be delivered to the laboratory promptly after collection.

Test Schedule: Daily

Method: Culture (Sensitivity is provided if pathogenic bacteria are isolated).

Turnaround Time: 3 working days

Laboratory Request Form: Microbiology Form

Culture and sensitivity for gonococci
 

What this test for?

A test is used to identify the presence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae that cause a gonorrhea infection.

Specimen & Container: Swab with amies transport medium (urethral / endocervical / HVS / eye).

Transportation Requirement: Room temperature and specimen should be delivered to the laboratory promptly after collection.

Test Schedule: Daily

Method: Culture (Sensitivity is provided if pathogenic bacteria are isolated).

Turnaround Time: 3 working days

Laboratory Request Form: Microbiology Form
 

Culture for fungus
 

What this test for?

A test is used to determine if fungi are present.

Specimen & Container:

(1) Pus / tissue / fluid / skin scrapings / hair / nail clippings in sterile, non-leaking collection container. (2) Swab with amies transport medium.

Transportation Requirement: Room temperature and specimen should be delivered to the laboratory promptly after collection.

Test Schedule: Daily

Method: Culture

Turnaround Time: 14 working days

Laboratory Request Form: Microbiology For

High vaginal/cervical swab culture and sensitivity

What this test for?

A test is used to test for the presence of candidiasis infection, bacterial vaginosis and pathogenic bacteria.

Specimen & Container: Swab with amies transport medium (cervical / endocervical / HVS).

Transportation Requirement: Room temperature and specimen should be delivered to the laboratory promptly after collection.

Test Schedule: Daily

Method: Culture (Sensitivity is provided if pathogenic bacteria are isolated).

Turnaround Time: 3 working days

Laboratory Request Form: Microbiology Form

MRSA Screening

What this test for?

A test is used to identify the presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Specimen & Container: Swab with amies transport medium (axilla / ear / groin / nasal).

Transportation Requirement: Room temperature and specimen should be delivered to the laboratory promptly after collection.

Test Schedule: Daily

Method: Culture (Sensitivity is provided if pathogenic bacteria are isolated).

Turnaround Time: 3 working days

Laboratory Request Form: Microbiology Form
 

Respiratory specimen culture and sensitivity

What this test for?

A test is used to identify the common respiratory pathogens.

Specimen & Container: Sputum / tracheal aspirates in a sterile, non-leaking collection container.

Transportation Requirement: Room temperature and specimen should be delivered to the laboratory promptly after collection.

Test Schedule: Daily

Method: Culture (Sensitivity is provided if pathogenic bacteria are isolated).

Turnaround Time: 3 working days

Laboratory Request Form: Microbiology Form

Swab/Wound/Pus/Tissue/Fluid culture and sensitivity

What this test for?

A test is used to identify the pathogenic bacteria causing the infection.

Specimen & Container:

(1) Pus / tissue / body fluid / aspirates collected aseptically into sterile, non-leaking collection container.

(2) Swab with amies transport medium.

Transportation Requirement: Room temperature and specimen should be delivered to the laboratory promptly after collection.

Test Schedule: Daily

Method: Culture (Sensitivity is provided if pathogenic bacteria are isolated).

Turnaround Time: 3 working days

Laboratory Request Form: Microbiology Form
 

Stool Culture for Pathogens

What this test for?

A test is used to detect the presence of disease-causing pathogenic bacteria and help diagnose an infection of digestive system (gastrointestinal, GI tract).

Specimen & Container: Fresh faecal specimen collected into sterile, non-leaking collection container.

Transportation Requirement: Room temperature and specimen should be delivered to the laboratory promptly after collection.

Test Schedule: Daily

Method: Culture (Sensitivity is provided if pathogenic bacteria are isolated).

Turnaround Time: 3 working days

Laboratory Request Form: Microbiology Form

Urethral culture and Sensitivity
 

What this test for?

A test is used to screen for genital tract infections in males.

Specimen & Container: Swab with amies transport medium (urethral).

Transportation Requirement: Room temperature and specimen should be delivered to the laboratory promptly after collection.

Test Schedule: Daily

Method: Culture (Sensitivity is provided if pathogenic bacteria are isolated).

Turnaround Time: 3 working days

Laboratory Request Form: Microbiology Form

Urine/catheter culture and sensitivity

What this test for?

A test is used to diagnose a urinary tract infection (UTI) and to identify the bacteria or yeast causing the infection.

Specimen & Container: Midstream specimen of urine (MSU) / clear catch urine sample into sterile, non-leaking collection container.

Transportation Requirement: Room temperature and specimen should be delivered to the laboratory promptly after collection.

Test Schedule: Daily

Method: Culture (Sensitivity is provided if pathogenic bacteria are isolated).

Turnaround Time: 3 working days

Laboratory Request Form: Microbiology Form
 

 Tip Culture and Sensitivity

What this test for?

A test is used for the assessment of a patient with a potential catheter-related bloodstream infectio (CRBSI) .

Specimen & Container: Catheter tip collected aseptically into sterile, non-leaking collection container.

Transportation Requirement: Room temperature and specimen should be delivered to the laboratory promptly after collection.

Test Schedule: Daily

Method: Culture (Sensitivity is provided if pathogenic bacteria are isolated).

Turnaround Time: 3 working days

Laboratory Request Form: Microbiology Form
 

 

 

 

Mycobacteriology

The scope of mycobacteriology testing includes microscopic examination for acid-fast bacilli (Acid-fast smear), culture for Mycobacterium species (AFB Culture) and susceptibility testing for M. tuberculosis complex.
 

Diagnosis of  mycobacterial  infections                                                                          

What this test for?

A test is used to look for the mycobacterial that cause tuberculosis and similar infections.

Specimen & Container:

(1) Sputum / tracheal aspirates in a sterile, non-leaking collection container.

(2) Biopsy / CSF / Pus / tissue / body fluid / aspirates collected aseptically into sterile, non-leaking collection container.

(3) Swab with amies transport medium.

Transportation Requirement: Room temperature and specimen should be delivered to the laboratory promptly after collection.

Test Schedule: Daily

Method: Culture (Sensitivity is provided if pathogenic bacteria are isolated).

Turnaround Time: 2 Months

Laboratory Request Form: Microbiology Form
 

Anatomical Pathology Laboratory Services

Anatomical Pathology is a section relates to the processing, examination, and diagnosis of surgical specimens by experienced Pathologist. This section is concerned with the diagnosis of disease based on the macroscopic, microscopic, biochemical, immunologic and molecular examination of organs and tissues. Anatomical pathology is itself divided in sub specialties such as Histopathology and Cytopathology.

Histopathology
Histopathology is a study of biological tissue for diseases under macro & microscopic examination. The examination is done on biopsy or surgical specimens by Consultant Pathologist.

FS – Frozen Section
 

What this test for?

For rapid diagnostic cases during intraoperative procedure.

Specimen & Container: Fresh Tissue

Transportation Requirement: Tissue must be send to the lab immediately without any fixation liquid

Test Schedule: 3 days prior booking is required, Daily , if specimen is received before 6 pm for Monday to Friday and 12 pm for Saturday

Method: Cryosection

Turnaround Time: 45 minutes

Laboratory Request Form: Histology Form

HPE – Histopathology Examination

What this test for?

To study of biological tissue for diseases under microscopic examination

Specimen & Container: Formalin fixed Tissue

Transportation Requirement: Tissue must be fixed with 10% buffered formalin of ~10x volume of the tissue size.

Test Schedule: Daily, if specimen is received before 6 pm for Monday to Friday and 12 pm for Saturday

Method: Fomalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded

Turnaround Time: Rapid specimen (biopsy) : 1 working day if received before 11 am

Uncomplicated to small: 3 working days

Small to medium: 5 working days

Large to complex: 7 working days

Laboratory Request Form: Histology Form
 

Immunohistochemistry stain
 

What this test for?

IHC is a further investigation with the purpose of supporting pathological diagnostic and also for patient’s oncology management.

Specimen & Container: Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue

Transportation Requirement: Paraffin embedded tissue must be send to the lab.

Test Schedule: Daily , if specimen is received before 6 pm for Monday to Friday and 12 pm for Saturday

Method: Automated staining for antibody detection under microscopic examination

Turnaround Time: 7 Working days

Laboratory Request Form: Histology Form

IF - Immunofluorescence

What this test for?

To detect immune deposits in the kidney and vasculitis in the skin

Specimen & Container: Fresh Tissue and formalin-fixed tissue

Transportation Requirement: Tissue must be send to the lab immediately

Test Schedule: Daily , if specimen is received before 6 pm for Monday to Friday and 12 pm for Saturday

Method: Cryosection and Fomalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded

Turnaround Time: 2 Working days

Laboratory Request Form: Histology Form

 Special Stain

What this test for?

Is a Histo Chemical staining with the purpose of pathological diagnostic

Specimen & Container: Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue

Transportation Requirement: Paraffin embedded tissue must be send to the lab.

Test Schedule: Daily , if specimen is received before 6 pm for Monday to Friday and 12 pm for Saturday

Method: Microscopic examination

Turnaround Time: 5 Working days

Laboratory Request Form: Histology Form

 

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Location:  Level 1, Laboratory Department
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