Embu Level 5 Hospital Lab

To provide accurate, reliable and timely Laboratory Services to our clients.

Quality is key

Laboratory haematology involves testing for disorders of the blood and bone marrow. Automated analyzers count the number of blood cells; in particular red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
The shape, size and relationship of cells to each other is assessed by studying the peripheral blood film under the microscope. Abnormal inclusions such as malaria parasites are also looked for. Haematology tests are key in diagnosing a wide range of benign and malignant diseases such as anaemia, thalassemia, sickle cell disease, leukemia, aplastic anaemia.
Coagulation tests measure the blood’s ability to clot, and how long it takes to clot. These tests are important in assessing risk of excessive bleeding or developing thrombosis (blood clot


Microbiology plays a key role in diagnosing and treating infectious diseases. Relevant samples from tissue, body fluids (blood, urine, faeces, CSF, abscesses, ascites, pleural fluid) are analysed to identify micro-organisms; bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses. Tests include cultures and microscopy. Molecular and PCR testing methods are highly sensitive and can detect and quantify DNA from micro-organisms. The sensitivity of micro-organisms to therapies (e.g. antibiotics, anti-virals, anti-TB medication) can be tested, for which can detect resistance and inform treatment decisions.

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The immune system produces antibodies in response to infection, inflammation and in autoimmune diseases. The presence of antibodies to specific organisms (viral/bacterial) can indicate current and/or previous infection or vaccination. In autoimmune conditions the body produces ‘an immune reaction’ to its own organs. Laboratory tests are important in diagnosing these conditions.

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Blood Transfusion Section

Blood transfusions are a therapeutic measure used to restore blood or plasma volume after extensive hemorrhage, burns, or trauma; to increase the number and concentration of red blood cells in persons with anemia in order to improve the oxygen-carrying capacity of their blood; and to treat shock

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Clinical chemistry (also known as chemical pathology) extends across most medical specialities and involves the biochemical investigation of bodily fluids (blood – whole blood, serum or plasma; urine; cerebrospinal fluid; and other fluids such as effusions, seminal fluid, sweat and amniotic fluid). Clinicians rely on this essential information to aid diagnosis as well as management and follow-up of patients.
Our fully automated analysers ensure efficient turn-around-times (2 hours for urgent requests and same day for routines). All analyses are enrolled to internal and external quality control schemes with over 400 laboratory participants. This ensures that we only give quality and accurate results to patients. Our expert team provides interpretation and discussion of results when required. The Clinical Chemistry laboratory provides routine and state of the art specialized assays for patient care.

Covid 19 Antigen is done at Embu Level 5 Using the currently approved methods by the Ministry Of Health. The test is conducted 24hrs and results issued to the clients. Click Link to book: https://forms.gle/UfqheZtkDks7UdgP8

  • Category: Covid19 Testing
  • Duration: 01:00 Hours
  • Address: Embu, Kenya (Map)
  • More Info: P.O BOX 33-60100 EMBU


  • Embu, Kenya
  • P.O BOX 33-60100 EMBU