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Lancet Laboratories Uganda is the leading provider of private diagnostic pathology services in Uganda. Incorporated and registered in Uganda since April 2009.

Lancet laboratories Uganda Ltd is part of the Lancet laboratories East Africa Group and has quality programs that have been approved by the group level in Kenya, South Africa, and Europe.

We participate in external quality assurance (EQA) programs with a body called Thistle and NHLS (National Health Laboratory Services SA) in which we have all our departments covered: Hematology, Chemistry, Immunology, Coagulation, Microbiology and Flow Cytometry.

These programs help us assess the accuracy of our results as compared to very many other labs around Africa.

We also have internal quality control which is run daily to assess the precision of our results, and this covers all the departments and all the branches do participate in this program.

For some tests that are not covered by the EQA, the Inter-Laboratory Quality Assurance program (ILQA) covers that in which we refer our samples to other laboratories that have been accredited by international organisations and compare the results.

All our processes are audited from the sample collection to the time the results are sent out and this gives us a "check-in" to all our processes. Our Lab Information System (LIS) runs in unity real-time in which our Pathologists all around Africa can monitor the progress and advise accordingly and this boosts our quality systems.

Our staff are often given the opportunity to go for extensive training in Kenya and South Africa to remain updated regarding new practices, new technologies and information on the latest research.


To deliver consistent quality at every level of our business, Lancet Laboratories' Quality Assurance team works hard to achieve and maintain SANAS accreditation throughout its structure, adhering to the highest international criteria set out according to ISO Standard 15189.

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Lancet Laboratories Uganda is part of Cerba Lancet Africa, a Joint Venture between Cerba Healthcare and Lancet Group of Laboratories. Cerba Lancet Africa operates a network of 170 sites across, Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. With its African network of more than 100 ISO-accredited laboratories, employing over 1,900 workers serving more than 4 million patients a year, Cerba Lancet Africa is now the leading force in local clinical pathology and medical diagnosis in Africa. is part of an internationally accredited pathology laboratory, the Cerba Lancet Africa Group.


To be the leading force in local medical diagnostics in Africa, while offering the highest standards of pathology and biomedical services to patients and medical communities across the continent.


To provide Africa with the best medical diagnostic solutions at world-class standards to improve the quality of life of communities.




We strive to treat everyone with kindness and cultivate respect in our relationships with our teams, partners, healthcare professionals, and patients for whom we work every day.



We act with the utmost rigour to improve the quality of our services by investing and developing men and women to obtain the best of each and everyone in the service of all.



We are committed to patients, healthcare professionals, our business and institutional partners to deliver accurate and useful results, ensuring confidentiality to improve everyone’s health.

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We keep engaging in new approaches to meet the needs and priorities of our local communities.

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