Pathology

We offer a comprehensive pathology service and also process laboratory tests
from referral private laboratories from the Western part of Fiji.

Covid-19 Test

Antibody Testing now Available.

Covid-19 virus is rapidly evolving and the full characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 are still being revealed. Zens Medical Laboratory Guideline will continue to be updated as information comes through. Therefore, it is essential that healthcare workers seeking assistance via Zens Medical Guideline need to follow the most up to date guideline in regards to the infection.

Click here for Information Sheet:

COVID-19 Guidelines with form for Covid-19 Tesing

Click here for our SOP for Sample Handling:

COVID-19 Sample Handling Standard Operating Procedure

Click here to know the types of testing available with Zens Medical Centre Limited with their Advantages and Disadvantages:

COVID-19 Types of Testing

Haematology

The Clinical Hematology Laboratory performs a wide variety of basic testing on whole blood, serum and other body fluids. Routine hematology and coagulation testing is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For Blood Banking, we are just doing blood grouping and is currently part of haematology’s work.

Specific areas include:

  • Routine hematology testing including complete blood count, blood differential and smear morphology (blood
  • Routine coagulation testing (PT and PTT)
  • Body fluid analysis and cell counts.

Biochemistry

This discipline involves the analysis of cells, blood and other body fluids for their chemical, biochemical and hormonal components. Biochemical tests are most often applied to samples of serum, plasma and urine where levels of specific chemicals are measured. An increase or decrease in any particular component(s) can help to identify a disease process.

Panels of tests can be used to assess the function of major body organs such as the liver, kidneys and heart. Specialized assays are used to measure the levels of various hormones in the blood.

Serology

Serologic tests are blood tests that look for antibodies in the blood. A serology blood test is performed to detect and measure the levels of antibodies as a result of exposure to a particular bacteria or virus. When people are exposed to bacteria or viruses (antigens), their body’s immune system produces specific antibodies against the organism. Antibody levels (antibody titer) help physicians determine whether infection occurred recently or years ago.

Serologic tests have one thing in common. They all focus on proteins made by your immune system. This vital body system helps keep you healthy by destroying foreign invaders that can make you ill. The process for having the test is the same regardless of which technique the laboratory uses during serologic testing.

Microbiology

The investigation of infectious diseases is carried out in microbiology. The scientists working here look for specific bacteria, fungi and parasites that may be causing a patient’s symptoms. The work can involve growing (or culturing) a particular bacteria in an incubator that mimics the perfect environment for the microorganism, then examining the results under the microscope (microscopy). This lab also measures the susceptibility of the bacteria to antibiotics to help decide on treatment.

Contact Information

To talk to our pathology department, please dial extension 1013

Ravnit Chandra

Phone: 6703533 ext 1013, Mobile: 9033216

Email: [email protected]

Specimen Pick Up Contact

Phone Call Jio: 9941612 or Direct Lab 6703533 ext 1013

Zens Medical Pathology [email protected]

 

 

 

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday

8.00 am – 7.00 pm
7.00 pm – 8.00 am – On Call

Weekend & Public Holiday

Saturday

8.00 – 1.00 pm normal working hours

1.00 pm – 8.00 am Sunday (On Call)

Sunday

  • 24 hours On Call

Public Holiday

  • 24 hours On Call

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