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Welcome to the NHLS
The National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) is the largest diagnostic pathology service in South Africa with the responsibility of supporting the national and provincial health departments in the delivery of healthcare.

The NHLS provides laboratory and related public health services to over 80% of the population through a national network of laboratories.

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NHLS Annual Report

Research

NHLS research Research conducted covers a wide spectrum of activities in the pathology and surveillance disciplines. The research agenda covers the priority diseases within South Africa, such as HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, pneumococcal infections, occupational health, screening for cervical cancer and malnutrition.

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Training

NHLS training The teaching programme includes the training of medical technologists and technicians in association with the universities of technology. The training of undergraduate and postgraduate medical, dental and other health professionals is done through the pathology and public health departments based at the medical and dental schools.

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Latest News

  • CSIR And NHLS Join Forces: Building A National Resource For Increasing Quality Of Pathology Service In...

    The full blood count (FBC) is one of the most commonly performed diagnostic test in the initial diagnosis and subsequent management of patients in the practice of clinical medicine today.

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  • Ebola Travel Advisory

    TRAVEL ADVISORY AND DEFINITION OF ESSENTIAL TRAVEL Pretoria, 13 September 2014 As a follow up to the SADC Health meeting held in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 6th of August, 2014 the SADC Health Ministers met to review progress and address issues that had arisen since the last meeting, such as challenges brought...

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  • Ebola: Deployment Of Field Laboratory To West Africa

    DEPLOYMENT OF FIELD LABORATORY TO WEST AFRICA The National Institute for Communicable Diseases, a Division in the NHLS deployed a specialist team in response to the ongoing Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak to Sierra Leone on 16th August 2014.

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  • Update On The Patient Admitted At Charlotte Maxeke Hospital

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  • SADC EBOLA Statement

    An extra ordinary meeting of the SADC ministers of Health on the Ebola outbreak was held yesterday, in Johannesburg.

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