MINIMISING PRE-ANALYTICAL ERRORS
Despite high standards of testing within the laboratory such as at Lancet Kenya, poor or suboptimal pre-analytical phase of the testing can lead to errors and added costs. Pre-analytical factors have been reported to account for more than two thirds of all laboratory errors. Thus improvements in this area has tremendous benefit in delivering overall quality of clinical laboratory services, including providing more timely and accurate test results for clinicians together with minimising costs. Continue reading
The West African Ebola virus (EV) outbreak, which began in December 2013, is currently affecting three countries:
• Sierre Leone,
The World Health Organisation has announced a cumulative total of 1201 cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) with 672 deaths as of 23 July 2014. Continue reading
The inherent genetic diversity among individuals provides the foundation for studies of inherited diseases, forensic investigations and the determination of paternity.
The year 2014 marks our 5th year of service in Kenya.
We wish to thank all our supporting doctors, clients/customers, partners and associates for being part of the success that has shaped the landscape of laboratory diagnostic practice in the country and the region. Continue reading
LAUNCH OF NAIROBI RHD PATIENT SUPPORT CLUB ON 8TH MARCH 2014 AT THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI, KENYA
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is the most common acquired heart disease in children (common age group is 5 to 15 year olds) in developing countries. Over 15 million people suffer from the condition, resulting in about 233 000 deaths annually. RHD is a chronic heart condition caused by rheumatic fever – whose main symptoms include fever, muscle aches, swollen and painful joints, and in some cases, a red rash. Rheumatic fever is as a result of an untreated strep throat that is caused by bacteria called group A streptococcal (strep) 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.
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
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