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Corporate Wellness Services

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1993, it is the responsibility of the employer to create and maintain, as far as is reasonable, a work environment that is safe and without risk to the workforce.Together, the employer and employee must work as a team to make the workplace a healthy and safe environment.

Lancet Laboratories Uganda recognizes the need for and value of an Employee Wellbeing Programme. Corporate Wellness Services can support companies address a range of employee health issues.

Pathology tests and services currently available include:

  • Drugs of abuse testing

This can be done using a rapid system (qualitative) or Tandem Mass Spectrometry for accurate quantitative analysis. Turnaround time will be linked to the specific method used ranging from one hour to seven days.

  • Alcohol abuse testing

Alcohol levels as well as the CDT (carbohydrate-deficient transferring) and gamma GT tests offered by Lancet Laboratories Uganda assists with the diagnosis of chronic alcohol use and alcoholism.

  • HIV testing and counselling

Lancet Laboratories Uganda provides a comprehensive HIV testing programme including monitoring of HIV treatment, therapeutic drug monitoring and genotyping (resistance testing). Along with testing, we also offer pre and post-test counselling for:

    • Self-referral patients
    • Those who have been tested HIV positive without receiving counselling
    • Adherence to treatment  
  • TB testing

GeneXpert (Cepheid®, Xpert®MTB/RIF) rapid test, recently endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), provides patients throughout South Africa and Africa with an accurate and early diagnosis of TB within twenty-four hours, compared to other testing methods that can take up to three months.

A TB questionnaire is available on request for establishing the need for testing.

Corporate wellness days

Employee wellness management is part of the four pillars of strength in the workplace and goes hand in hand with HIV and TB monitoring, biological monitoring and a comprehensive Health and Safety programme.

Employee wellness initiatives, including corporate wellness days, can help to improve workplace morale and performance and help to reduce absenteeism.

To ensure employees get the most out of their corporate wellness days, Lancet Laboratories can provide the following pathology tests and health screening services to meet your company’s needs:

Onsite corporate wellness day testing

Our wellness day programme includes the following onsite tests and health-screening services. These services are offered to companies as follows:

Registered companies: (Active account for the past year)
In recognition of the company’s support and loyalty, one-day free service per year on a first come first served basis, for one branch/site. The results of these tests are available to employees on the day of testing:

  • Finger prick fasting or random glucose
  • Finger prick cholesterol
  • Blood pressure
  • BMI and waist circumference
  • Finger prick HIV testing can be arranged on request.
  • A maximum of 100 HIV tests will be done at no charge.
  • All positive HIV results will be followed up with an HIV ELISA test, for the employee’s account.
  • A minimum of 50 employees for wellness testing is required.
  • Additional requests for testing will be charged (please check with us for the current cost)
  • A travel nurse fee may be applicable.

Registered companies: (Check with us for the cost)

Non-registered companies:
Lancet Laboratories will provide a once-off free service to the company for 100 employees for one day for one branch/site. This will be on a first-come first-served basis.

The company must be within the Lancet Laboratories Uganda operational areas.
The results of these tests are available to employees on the day of testing:

  • Finger prick cholesterol
  • Finger prick fasting or random glucose
  • Blood pressure
  • A minimum of 50 employees for wellness testing is required.
  • Testing required for more than 100 employees will be charged (please check with us for the current cost)
  • A travel nurse fee may be applicable.

The onsite corporate wellness day service is offered to a maximum of 2 companies per month.
Lancet Laboratories Uganda reserves the right to decline a wellness day service.

Laboratory corporate wellness day testing

Lancet Laboratories Uganda provides the following laboratory-based pathology tests and health-screening services.

These tests are required to be processed in a laboratory, with results available to employees several days to a week following testing. Onsite phlebotomy for these tests and other services are available to companies on request.

  • A travel nurse fee may be applicable
  • TSH
  • PSA (men over 40)
  • Pap smear examinations
  • Health education and training conducted by one of our specialist pathologists - available free of charge on request