Our laboratory departments

Our areas of speciality include:

  • Cytology
  • Histopathology
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Haematology
  • Chemical Pathology

Our laboratory departments

Wellington SCL specimen collection

Specimen Reception

Specimen Reception receives and checks all samples arriving at the laboratory and enters test request information into the laboratory computer system.

     

      Collection Services

      Collection Services

      A team of phlebotomists, receptionists and couriers collects and delivers good quality specimens to the laboratory.

         

          Biochemestry

          Biochemistry

          Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes within the body. Biochemistry performs qualitative and quantitative analyses of body fluids such as blood and urine.

             

              Cytology

              Cytology

              Cytology is the study of cellular disease. Our main cytology work in the laboratory is screening cervical smears.

                 

                  Haematology

                  Haematology

                  Haematology involves the analysis of blood, its cells and diseases.

                     

                      Histology

                      Histology

                      Histology is the study of body tissues to establish the cause, origin and nature of disease.

                         

                          Immunology

                          Immunology

                          Immunology looks at the body’s immune system, disorders and disease.

                             

                              Microbiology

                              Microbiology

                              Microbiology isolates and identifies micro-organisms like bacteria, fungi and parasites from clinical specimens.

                                 

                                  Molecular Biology

                                  Molecular Pathology

                                  Molecular Biology tests Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) from patient samples to detect infecting micro-organisms, viruses and genetic mutations responsible for disease.