The Laboratory forms an integral part of the Meridian Medical Centre offering a 24 hour service. The Laboratory is run by experienced Laboratory Technologists and Specialized Consultant Pathologists.
The Meridian Medical Laboratory has membership with external quality assurance programme; Human Quality Assessment Scheme. HUQAS is accredited by KENAS to ISO/IEC guide 43.1997 through assessment against ILAC G13:08/2007.HUQAS EQA programs fulfills the proficiency testing requirements for lab accreditation.
Carries out analysis of Serum, Urine, Cerebral Spinal Fluid and other body fluids. Other tests include Urine VMA, Renal and Gall stone analysis and surfactant test
Liver function tests, Renal function tests, Cardiac profile, Pancreatic profile, Lipid profile, Bone Metabolism, Muscle Enzymes, Blood sugar and Glycosylated haemoglobin among others.
Used to diagnose blood disorders such as anemia, leukemia, bleeding disorders and screen for Hepatitis, HIV and Malaria.Carries out donor recruitment and blood donation, screening of blood, temperature recordings replenish blood and blood products.
The Laboratory runs a 24 hour Blood Bank that ensures safe blood is provided to the patients who require it. Efforts are made to maintain an adequate supply of blood and blood components like whole blood, red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma and platelets concentrate. The blood donor service is managed by a full time senior nurse.
Performs standard analysis of specimens for bacterial, parasitic and TB infections
- Aerobic and Anaerobic bacterial cultures
- Drug susceptibility testing
- Zehl Neelsen staining technique for diagnosing TB
- A variety of serological tests e.g antinuclear factor, TB serology
- A wide range of rapid antigen detection tests
Serology, Immunology & Endocrinology
Equipped with modern ELISA machine A random and continuous access immuno-assay analyzer capable of processing tests using proven technologies with total protocol flexibility and allows assays to be optimized for both performance & throughput. The machine performs:-
- Thyroid function tests
- Tumour Markers egCA19-9,CEA,PSA
- Retrovirus (HIV)
- Reproductive hormones eg BHCG, FSH & LH
Deals with specimens of Biopsies, FNAs and Pap Smears, Postmortem, Body fluids like Pleural fluid, CFS etc. The histology and cytology of the specimens enables detection of cancer and other pathogens
The Meridian Medical Hospital Blood Donor Club
The Blood Donor club’s aim is to maintain an adequate source of safe blood to our patients, by inculcating a culture of benevolence, understanding that it is our responsibility and duty to donate blood regularly or when called upon.
It also enables the hospital develop an inventory of donors and their blood groups. Rare blood groups will be within easy reach during emergencies. Therefore, we are appealing to all to register as members of the Meridian Medical donor club and give this precious gift of life.