Key Functions:

  • Imaging services
  • Clinical labaratories
  • Training and
  • Research

Imaging Services:

  • Specialised radiology services such as Intravenous Urography, Hysterosalpingography, Mammography, Prostate screening, and CT Scan.
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Conventional Radiography
  • Ultrasonography
  • Computed Tomography
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The above services are available every working day of the week. However, for Emergencies, weekends and Public Holidays conventional radiography, Ultrasonography and Computed Tomography services are offered in Casualty and in the main department respectively.

Labaratory Services:


  1. Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Haemoglobin (Hb)
  • Haematocrit (PCV)
  • Total White Blood Cell count
  • Differential White Blood Cell count
  • Red Blood Cell count
  • Platelet count
  • RBC indices: MCH, MCHC, MCV, RDW
  • Platelet indices: PCT, MPV, PDW
  1. Peripheral blood film microscopy (Film Report)
  2. Blood smears for parasites
  3. Reticulocyte count
  4. Slide sickling test
  5. LE cell
  6. Coagulation screen
    • Bleeding time
    • Clotting time
  7. ESR
  8. Bone marrow smear examination

Recommended specimen container:   purple top EDTA tube 2-4ml capacity. Mix promptly.

Tests currently not offered

  1. Prothrombin Time   (container:         citrate Blue top tube, 2ml of blood)
  2. INR                                                     ,,
  3. APTT                                                 ,,
  4. Hb-electrophoresis
  5. Cytochemical tests
  • Sudan Black B
  • Congo Red
  • Neutrophils alkaline phosphates
  • Myeloperoxidase
  • Periodic Acid Schiff (PAS)



  1. Blood glucose (container: fluoride grey top tube)
  2. RFTS            ( container: plain Red top tube)
    • Se. Creatinine
    • Se. Urea
    • Se. Electrolytes: Na+, K+, Lithium, Cl, HCO3
  3. LFTS         (container: plain Red top tube)
    • Se. Albumin
    • Total protein
    • ALT
    • AST
    • ALK Phosphatase
    • GGT
    • Se Total Bilirubin
    • Direct Bilirubin
  1. Lipid profile     (container: plain Red top tube)
  • Cholesterol
  • HDL-Cholesterol
  • LDL-Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  1. Cardiac Profile   (container: plain Red top tube)
  1. Bone profile:       (container: plain Red top tube)
  • Calcium, inorganic phosphate, ALP
  1. Pancreatic           (container: plain Red top tube)
  • Se. Lipase
  • Se. Amylase
  1. Others
  • Ferritin


  1. Tumor Markers   (container: plain Red top tube)
  • Free PSA
  • Total PSA
  • AFP (Alpha feto Protein)
  • CEA
  • CA 125
  • TSH
  • T4 Total & Free
  • T3 Total & Free
  • FSH
  • LH
  • Prolactin
  • Estradiol
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • HCG
  • Se. Folate
  • Vit. B12
  • HBsAg
  • Toxo IgG
  • Toxo IgM
  • Anti-HBC IgM
  • Anti-HAV IgM
  • Anti-HAV
  • PTH
  • ACTH
  • Troponin
  • Cortisol.
  1. Thyroid Function Tests
  1. Fertility / Reproductive Hormones
  1. Others



  1. CSF examination: Microscopy, cell count, (sugar estimation done in Clinical Chemistry Laboratory), protein estimation, India ink wet mount, Gram stain, latex meningitis test, Leishman, ZN stain, culture and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. (sterile container, EDTA for cell count)
  1. Urinalysis: Protein and sugar estimation, urine deposit microscopy, urine deposit microscopy, culture and antimicrobial susceptibility   testing. (container: sterile bottle)
  1. Stool examination: Macroscopy, Microscopy, (wet saline and Lugol’s iodine preparations), concentration method, modified ZN, culture and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. (container with a spoon)
  1. Blood examination for haemoparasites
  1. Examination of skin snips for ochocerchiasis
  1. Sputum examination: Macroscopy, Wet preparation, Gram stain, Aura mine “O”/ ZN stain, culture (TB culture is at Wandegeya TB Lab) and Antimicrobial susceptibility testing. (sterile sputum containers)
  1. Semen analysis: Complete analysis
  1. Swab examination: Macroscopy, wet preparation, Gram stain, ZN stain (on request), culture and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. (sterile swabs)
  1. Analysis of other body fluids: Macroscopy, Gram stain, ZN stain, Leishman, Culture and antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
  1. Serological tests: ASOT, latex test (RF), VDRL/RPR, TPHA and Brucella agglutination. (container: Red top tube)



  1. Blood Grouping   (container: Red top NOT in a syringe)
  • ABO typing
  • Rhesus (D) type
  1. Compatibility testing
  • Cross matching
  1. Coombs Test
  • Direct test
  • Indirect test

Blood products offered (upon request)

  1. Packed red cells
  2. Whole blood
  3. Fresh frozen plasma
  4. Platelet concentrates
  5. Leucocyte concentrates
  6. Cryoprecipitate

Clinical Laboratory Service is a vital component of health care delivery system of the hospital whose key activity is the analysis of specimens to provide accurate, prompt, scientific information to aid in disease diagnosis and guide to proper treatment.