Lab24 Pathology Laboratory


About Lab24 Pathology Laboratory

It has been 12 years since medical technologist Ishara Ramparsad established LAB24. Her intention was to start a laboratory to provide cost effective pathology tests.

Ishara, together with her husband Daya, and three others, started Lab24 behind the Mount Edgecombe hospital. Hard work, long hours, effective marketing and constant striving to achieve the targets of reliable results and quick turn-around times at affordable rates saw the steady growth of Lab24. It moved to new premises at the Mount Edgecombe Hospital Annex, and in doing so – became the first Medical Technologist run laboratory to be allowed to operate within a hospital precinct.

In recent years further growth has seen the establishment of 3 new branches – UmhlangaSydenham and the Durban Central area. The staff complement has grown substantially to keep pace with the expansion. A highly competent team of medical technologists, phlebotomists and administrative staff has contributed enormously to the growth of Lab24.

The laboratory has kept pace with technological advances and features state of the art equipment, including: a Gene Xpert analyser for HIV, TB and sexually transmitted diseases. The equipment comes from leading brands like Roche Diagnostics, Beckman Coulter, Cepheid and KAT Laboratories. The laboratory is continuously updating analysers and acquiring new machines to increase the range of tests offered.

12 years has sped by and LAB24 has grown from strength to strength with support from many doctors and the community. We look forward to providing an excellent, accessible, affordable service for many years to come.

We offer a complete range of In Vitro services, including:
• Haemotology
• Microbiology
• Biochemistry
• Immunology
• Fertility Testing
• Pap smears

Lab24 also offers a variety of tests, including but not limited to:
• HIV Tests
• CD4 Counts
• Viral Loads
• Kidney Function
• Lipid Profiles
• Arthritis Screening
• Cardiac Enzymes
• Thyroid Function
• Blood Glucose
• Tumour Markers

Contact Details

Mount Edgecombe: Suite 8A, Life Mount Edgecombe, Hospital, 163 Redberry Drive, Phoenix
Tel: 031 502 3344

Umhlanga: Suite 11, Medigate, 1 Medigate Drive, Umhlanga (Opp Umhlanga Hospital)
Tel: 031 566 2565

Sydenham: Suite 2, Ground Floor, Sydenham Medical Centre, Cnr Bazley Ave & Randles, Rd (Opp Shifa Hospital)
Tel: 031 207 1925

Central Durban: Suite 8, Shah Jehan Arcade, Cnr Lorne & Grey St, Durban
Tel: 081 545 8485

Newlands: Suite 10, Newkwa Medical Centre, 909 Inanda Road, Newlands
Tel: 031 502 3344


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