Department of Diagnostic Laboratory Service

Benjamin Mkapa Hospital laboratory is one of the best with modern lab equipment, qualified staff, provide quality services to our clients and offering most specialized tests in the Tanzania. Some of the tests are:

CHEMISTRY

CHEMISTRY

This section deals with study of blood biochemical disorders as follows:

  • CREATENIN
  • UREA
  • URIC ACID
  • ASAT/SGOT
  • ALAT/GPT
  • gGT
  • BILIRUBIN TOTAL
  • BILIRUBIN DIRECT
  • PHOSPHATASE (ALP)
  • ACID PHOSPHATE (ACP)
  • ALUBUMIN
  • R/F BLOOD GLUCOSE
  • CHOLESTEROL
  • TRIGLYCERIDE
  • HDL
  • LDL
  • BODY FLUID PROTEIN
  • BODY FLUID GLUCOSE
  • SODIUM (Na)
  • CHLORIDE (cl)
  • POTASSIUM (K)

IMMUNOLOGY

This section deals with study of blood disorders based on antibody antigen reaction means of protecting the host as follows:

  • TROPONIN (CTnI)
  • CK-MB
  • MYOGLOBIN
  • LIPASE
  • VITAMIN B12
  • FOLATE
  • AFP
  • CK-MB
  • PCT
  • CRP
  • D-Dimer
  • HbA1c
  • mAlb
  • CysC
  • β 2 -MG
  • NGAL
  • Β2-HCG
  • PCT
  • ICA
  • CEA
  • HSV 1/2 IgG
  • HSV 1/2 IgM
  • SERUM IgG
  • SERUM IgM
  • Hs-Ctni
  • HBsAg
  • HBeAg
  • Anti-Hbc
  • Intact PTH
  • Tacrolimus FK 506
  • ANTI-HCV
  • TOXO IgG
  • TOXO IgM
  • ANTI-HBV
  • ANTI-HCV
  • CMV IgM
  • CMV IgG
  • EBV VCA IgM
  • EBV VCA IgG
  • Rubella IgG
  • Rubella IgM
  • Serum IgG
  • Serum IgM
  • Serum IgA
  • Serum IgE

HORMONES

Deals with study of hormones as a marker of various diseases

  • Testosterone Hormone
  • FSH Hormone
  • Luteinizing Hormone
  • Progesterone Hormone
  • Prolactin Hormone
  • TSH
  • T3
  • T4
  • PSA
  • Oestrogen
  • Growth Hormone
  • Insulin level
  • Insulin autoantibody (IAA)
  • HCG
  • CORTISOL
  • ACTH
  • ANGIONTENSIN I
  • ANGIONTENSIN II
  • PEPSINOGEN I
  • PEPSINOGEN II
  • ALDOSTERONE

HAEMATOLOGY

This section deals with study of blood disorders as follows:

  • FBP
  • PERIPHERAL SMEAR
  • SICKLING TEST
  • ESR
  • BLEEDING TIME
  • CLOATING TIME
  • RETICLOCYTE COUNT

COAGLATION

This section deals with study of blood coagulation disorders as follows:

  • PT
  • aPTT
  • PT-INR
  • PROTEIN C
  • PROTEIN S
  • FIBRINOGEN

 

BLOOD BANK

This section deals with treatment of disorders using blood and blood products

  • HB
  • BLOOD GROUPING
  • CROSS-MATCH
  • COMPATIBILITY TEST
  • DIRECT COOMB’S TEST
  • INDIRECT COOMB’S TEST

PARASITOLOGY

This section deals with study of blood parasites as follows:

  • MRDT
  • BS
  • URINALYSIS
  • STOOL ANALYSIS
  • UPT
  • STOL OCULT BLOOD
  • 24-HOURS URINE PROTEIN
  • MICROFILALIA
  • SEMEN ANALYSIS

MICROBIOLOGY

This section deals with study of minute organisms in the body systems

  • STOOL CULTURE
  • URINE CULTURE
  • CSF CULTURE
  • BODY FLUIDS CULTURE
  • PUS SWAB CULTURE
  • HVS CULTURE
  • HVS GRAM STAIN
  • GRAM STAIN
  • SPUTUM CULTURE
  • CRYPTOCOCAL ANTIGEN
  • DRUG SUSCEPTIBILITY TEST
  • SKIN SCRAPING.
  • BLOOD CULTURE

SEROLOGY/IMMUNOLOGY

This section deals with study of antibody /antigens in blood as follows:

  • HEPATITIS A ANTIGEN
  • HEPATITIS B ANTIGEN
  • HEPATITIS C ANTIGEN
  • PYLORI
  • RHEUMATOID FACTOR
  • VDRL
  • WIDAL TEST
  • BRUCELLA
  • CD4
  • CD8
  • CD3
  • PITC-HIV
  • ASOT