Zimbabwe releases list of approved labs for COVID-19 testing

Zimbabwe releases list of approved labs for COVID-19 testing

Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health has released the list of authorised and certified laboratories for coronavirus testing following concerns that there are some laboratories that are carrying out COVID-19 testing without prior requirement of assessment and certification.

It said laboratories that have been assessed and certified by the Ministry of Health and Child Care in collaboration with the Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe and the World Health Organization are the only laboratories approved to carry out Covid-19 testing and publish results.

Police have so far only arrested two people in connection with fake covid-19 certififcates.

Results from any unauthorised laboratory shall be regarded as invalid and of no use.

Here is the authorised list:

Private Laboratories

  1. Lancet laboratories
  2. PSMI Harare Branch
  3. Cimas Harare laboratory
  4. Diagnopath laboratory Harare
  5. Klosad Laboratory Harare
  6. Mater Dei Hospital Laboratory (DLS)
  7. Multi Tech
  8. Flow Cytometry
  9. Haematology Centre
  10. Bioexpress Laboartory
  11. Genau Laboratory
  12. Patholgy Laboratory
  13. Unki Mine Laboratory

Government Laboratories

  1. National Microbiology Reference Laboratories
  2. National TB Reference Laboratory
  3. Plumtree District Hospital
  4. Gwanda Provincial Hospital
  5. Beitbridge District Hospital
  6. St Lukes Mission Hospital
  7. Victoria Falls Hospital
  8. Gutu Mission Hospital
  9. Masvingo Provincial Hospital
  10. Gweru Provincial Hospital
  11. Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital
  12. Kadoma General Hospital
  13. Marondera Provincial Hospital
  14. St Alberts Mission Hospital
  15. Bindura Provincial Hospital
  16. Rusape General Hospital
  17. Mutare Provincial Hospital
  18. Chipinge District Hospital
  19. Sally Mugabe Central Hospital
  20. Parirenyatwa Central Hospital
  21. National Virology Reference Laboratory
  22. Chitungwiza Central Hospital
  23. Chikurubi Maximum Prison
  24. Thorngrove Hospital Laboratory
  25. Beatrice Road Infectiuos Diseases Hospital
  26. Josiah Tongogara Magama

Research and Non-Governmental Organizations

  1. Population Service International (PSI)
  2. Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI)
  3. African Institute Of Biomedical Sciences and Technology (AIBST)

Collection Points authorised

  1. Lancet
  2. Genau