This lab is equipped with a ten color BD LSR II flow cytometer, Facscalibur and hematology analyzer. The LSR Il is mainly used for research that involves analysis of immunological markers. The Fascalibur is used both for research and monitoring of HIV infected patients for CD4 test. These equipment are available for use by researchers and graduate students whose research requires analysis of any immunological markers.
- TB LABORATORY
Our TB laboratory is currently equipped to perform TB screening using AFB method and also detection of MDR TB by use of Genexpert. The advantage of using genexpert is that a patient would be able to know whether they have MDR TB in a day. To further improve TB diagnosis, we are currently in the process of introducing a liquid culture method known as MODS.
- MICROBIOLOGY AND SEROLOGY LABORATORY
These two sections are equipped to perform any serological and bacteriological assay. Currently, this section is being used for HIV diagnosis by ELISA and diagnosis of Gonorrhea by culture.
- CLINICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
This laboratory is equipped with an automated chemistry analyzer. It has capability of performing the basic biochemistry.