Welcome

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.

Alerts

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION: UPDATES ON THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS

On this website you can find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of novel coronavirus

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INCREASING CASES OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (2019-NCOV): UPDATE ON SOUTH AFRICA’S PREPAREDNESS

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service,

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UPDATE ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK IN WUHAN CITY, HUBEI PROVINCE OF CHINA

On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) China country office reported a cluster

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Latest News

Patient Pamphlet - COVID-19: What you need to know

If you are paying up front for the test it will cost you R 990.00. If you belong to a medical scheme we will charge your scheme at standard scheme rates.

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Lab Update #17 - SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 testing

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the global outbreak of the novel SARS-CoV-2, the cause of the disease COVID-19, to be a pandemic. Ampath Laboratories is now providing PCR testing at the request of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD).

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AmpathChat #66 - The aetiology, diagnosis and management of the vaginal discharge syndrome

The vaginal discharge syndrome may be secondary to vulvovaginitis or cervicitis. Both of these conditions have infectious and non-infectious aetiologies.

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