Laboratory analyses

Essential biological testing to fight infectious diseases

We provide a range of laboratory analyses for the monitoring of infectious diseases. Our lab performs routine diagnostic testing for HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and tuberculosis.


We perform (1) RNA HIV for follow-up of HIV patients on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment; (2) early infant diagnosis (DNA viral load on DBS); and (3) ARV drug resistance genotype testing.

HIV viral load
HIV viral load testing should be performed once a year for patients on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment and may be indicated as a baseline assessment for naïve patients.

HIV early infant diagnosis
This test is indicated for infants born to women infected with HIV, to determine whether the newborn has been infected. If a first sample tests positive, a second specimen must be tested to confirm HIV diagnosis.

Hepatitis B and C

Hepatitis B
For Hepatitis B (HBV), lab analyses include DNA HBV viral load, as well as serology markers Ag HBs, Anti HBc, Anti HBs & HBe Ag/Ab.

Hepatitis C
For Hepatitis C (HCV), we provide RNA HCV viral load testing.

Hepatitis B viral load
This test is indicated for patients diagnosed with HBV to monitor their treatment. It is used to detect HBV levels in the bloodstream and provide an assessment of viral replication.


We perform testing to detect M. Tuberculosis resistance to rifampicin (RR) as well as resistance of M. tuberculosis to antibiotics.

This test is indicated for patients with suspected M. Tuberculosis infection, in order to detect M. Tuberculosis-rifampicin resistance.

Culture molecular testing
Line Probe Assay (LiPA): Hain Test to detect resistance of M. tuberculosis to antibiotics.