Welcome to the online portal of one of Southern Africa’s foremost pathology laboratories. We take pride in our innovative, professional and quality pathology and laboratory medicine services that we provide to healthcare practitioners and patients. By adding value designed to improve patient outcomes, Ampath's services have been recognised for their exceptional accuracy of testing, prompt turnaround time, a focus on clinical consultations and staying ahead of the curve by employing industry-leading data-processing support systems. We have built this hard-earned reputation in partnership with our extensive national network of more than 300 facilities which includes reference laboratories, regional laboratories, satellite (STAT) laboratories and service depots. Offering exceptional service from over 140 registered pathologists, Ampath proudly serves approximately 40% of the private healthcare market in South Africa, resulting in a nationwide analytical and consultative operation performing over 75 000 clinical analyses daily. Our facilities are ISO accredited by the South African National Accreditation System.

What is Pathology

Pathology is a broad spectrum medical speciality that studies the nature and causes of disease and is at the heart of the healthcare system. Pathology is used in every phase of healthcare delivery throughout our lives to prevent, diagnose and investigate the causal analysis of disease. Ampath facilitates this integral and essential service by delivering safe and effective patient care and providing clinicians with accurate and timely information for managing patients and achieving the best possible health outcomes.



The traditional malaria season in southern Africa is from Sept to May, but cases occur throughout the year. The seasonal

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The risk for introduction of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) related to the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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The risk of spread of Ebola to South Africa remains low according to risk assessments conducted by the Department of Health.

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Latest News

AmpathChat #62 - Pneumococcal Serotype-Specific Antibody Testing

Patients suffering from recurrent infections, autoimmunity or lymphoproliferative disease may have an underlying humoral immunodeficiency.

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AmpathChat #61 SA Dyslipidaemia Guidelines

In 2016 the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) revised guidelines for the management of Dyslipidaemia.

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AmpathChat #60 Stem Cell Transplantation

Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is any procedure where haematopoietic stem cells of any donor and any source are given to a recipient with the intention of repopulating the haematopoietic system in total or in part.

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