THE NHLS CURRENT TESTING SITES Click to download list National Health Laboratory Service Supporting national and provincial health departments in the delivery of healthcare. The NHLS has laboratories in all of South Africa's nine provinces. Our services include: Research, Teaching and Training, Production of Sera for Anti-Snake Venom and Diagnostic Laboratory Services. Diagnostic Pathology Services The NHLS is the sole provider of diagnostic pathology services to the public sector in South Africa

CD4 Testing, Viral Load Studies and HIV Treatment Monitoring TB Diagnosis and Treatment Monitoring Screening for Cervical Cancer
HIV Genotyping Nucleic Isolation, cDNA Synthesis, DNA Amplification Tuberculosis Rapid Diagnosis Designed to extract, amplify and identify targeted rpoB nucleic acid sequences
NHLS TrainingThe 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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November 25th, 2021|

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, confirms that through collaborative efforts with private laboratories and the NGS-SA members, a new COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.529, has been detected in [...]

NHLS ResearchResearch 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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SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Test Reporting

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2001 - 2018