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Core Laboratory Tests

Central Laboratory Tests

Translational Laboratory Tests

  • Immunology Open or Close
    • Immunophenotyping of cells using a BD FACS Canto II (distinction of 8 colours)
    • ELISA assays: QuantiFERON-TB and Cleraview-TB, biomarker assays
    • ELISPOT assay: Antibody response of B cells to vaccines
    • Cell culture and cell stimulation
  • Molecular Biology Open or Close
    • DNA extraction methods from blood, umbilical cords and stool
    • GeneXpert: Detection of mycobacterium tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance
    • Real-time quantitative PCR: Detection and quantification of gastrointestinal parasites and pharmacogenetics studie
  • Pharmacokinetics Open or Close
    • Determining drug levels in serum, plasma and saliva using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
    • Assays to detect the following drugs are set up: i.e. ARV’s, TB drugs and malaria drugs
  • Point-of-care Diagnostics Open or Close
    • Lipoarabinomannan (LAM) LFA
    • Cryptococcal antigen (CRAG) LFA 
    • Trinity point-of-care syphilis assay
    • TB-LAMP (loop-mediated isothermal amplification) validation
  • Microbiology Open or Close
    • BACTEC blood culture system rapidly detecting microbial growth from blood specimen
    • Bacterial culture
    • Fungal culture: Yeasts and moulds
    • Fungal serology
    • Florescent microscopy for mycobacteria

Stat Laboratory Tests

  • All Tests Open or Close
    • Urine microscopy
    • Urine dipstick
    • Stool microscopy
    • Haemoparasites
    • Random blood sugar
    • Haemoglobin
    • HIV serology
    • Film comments