DIAGNOSIS OF HIV-1/2 INFECTION IN INDIVIDUALS >18 MONTHS OLD
HIV-1/2 is diagnosed either by detecting HIV-specific antibodies or the virus itself. In individuals >18 months old the detection of HIV-specific antibodies remains the recommended method for routine diagnosis.
Diabetes is a family of disorders that is characterized by hyperglycemia. The disorders of diabetes differ in their aetiology and symptoms and in the consequences of disease.
Diabetes remains a serious public health threat and economic burden on health care funds.
Timely, specific therapeutic intervention may reduce the serious consequences of diabetes. To aid the physician in choosing appropriate therapy, the laboratory plays a role in diagnosis of the disease, identification of the type of the disorder, and assessment of progression of the tissue damage Continue reading
QUALITY LABORATORY SERVICES AS KEY TO IMPROVING GLOBAL HEALTH AND REACHING MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Quality laboratory services are recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as key to improving global health and reaching Millennium Development Goals.
Strengthening the breadth of laboratory services accessible to clients, and ensuring that results are accurate, reliable, reproducible, and rapid enough to be useful, is crucial to improved health outcomes.
Diabetes means that your blood sugar (glucose) is too high. Your blood always has some sugar in it so that your body can get some energy but too much of it is not good for your health as it may damage your heart, kidneys, eyes, nerves, teeth and gums.
There are two common types of Diabetes:
INTRODUCING THE ANTI-COAGULANT CLINIC AND SPECIALISED COAGULATION TESTING AT PATHOLOGISTS LANCET KENYA
The demand for anticoagulation services has increased with more patients on anti-coagulation therapy and especially the recognition of atrial fibrillation as a major risk factor for strokes
Patient-centred care Continue reading
What is breast cancer?
Breast cancer is a malignant tumour that develops in the breast and can spread to other parts of the body.
Other names for breast cancer include breast carcinoma, mammary carcinoma or cancer or the scientiﬁc name of the speciﬁc cancer, for example duct carcinoma
Not all lumps or tumours of the breast are cancer. Most lumps or tumours of the breast are benign, but separating cancer from benign lumps requires medical examination.
Pathologists Lancet Kenya, ISO 15189 accredited since inception in 2009, successfully retained their SANAS (South African National Accreditation System) status in August, 2013.
Adherence to ISO15189 quality standards is the cornerstone of accurate results and excellent service.
We have a wide scope of accredited tests in the followingdepartments Continue reading
We at the Lancet Group of Laboratories are a traditional pathology practice owned and run by pathologists originally from South Africa now spread in over 12 African countries. The Lancet Group of Laboratories is incorporated in East Africa as follows:
- Pathologists Lancet Kenya Limited
- Lancet Laboratories Uganda Limited
- Lancet Laboratories Tanzania Limited
An application that assists doctors with the delivery and viewing of laboratory results from their mobile devices.
The application is easy to download on to your iPhone/iPad or Android Smartphone and it is intuitive and clearly laid out.
Pathologists Lancet Kenya will be officially launching and show-casing new innovative ICT solutions On Thursday 13th June 2013, From 8.30am to 11.30am at Intercontinental Hotel. The solutions include aMobile Application for doctors to access patient results on mobile devices; Care Card with customizations geared for non-communicable chronic disease patients to have continuity in care and direct credit; SMS alert