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Medical Diagnostics Laboratory

Medical Lab Team


Fredrika Coombs
Laboratory Manager

Located on the second floor of the building that houses the Imaging Unit. The Andrews Memorial Hospital Laboratory is committed to providing Christ-centered service combined with the highest levels of professionalism and quality to all its clients.

The laboratory will achieve this by ensuring:

  • Outstanding and Efficient Services
  • Accurate results
  • A courteous and friendly client service environment
  • Monitoring of all lab activities to ensure accuracy of results and services
  • Continuous training to staff members through seminars and workshop.
  • Well known for our quick turn-a-round time

  • We also offer drug screening for our corporate clients who may require this for their employees’ medicals.

Charmaine Blythe
Assistant Laboratory Manager

At AMH Laboratory services in all 5 disciplines of Medical Technology are offered, namely Clinical/Special Chemistry, Haematology, Microbiology, Blood Banking and Immunology, offering Lab tests essential to the clinical diagnosis and management of patients seen and treated at the Andrews Memorial Hospital as well as patients of private doctors and institutions in the Kingston area and around the Island. In addition, our molecular Diagnostic Department allows us the ability to offer PCR testing of Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Human PapillomaVirus (HPV).

    •   **Phlebotomist on duty

Have queries or concerns?
Kindly contact the Andrews Laboratory
Tel: (876) 920-7618 Fax: (876) 906-9730

Opening Hours

Sun-Fri 7:00am to 7:00pm

The management of the Laboratory is three-tiered, guided by the CEO of the hospital, with general supervision given by the Administrator in charge of Operations. The day-to-day functions of the Laboratory however, are directed by our Laboratory Manager and Assistant Manager who along with a team of dedicated and hardworking staff ensures the quality service that is offered.

Team includes:

  • Medical Technologists
  • Laboratory Assistants/Phlebotomists

Fifteen years ago, the Andrews Laboratory saw approximately ten (10) patients a day and over 60% of the requests were sent to referral labs.Today we see approximately one hundred (100) patients per day and over 90% of the work is done in-house.

We are constantly improving and growing. Thank you for your support over the years and may we continue to grow and work together.

Laboratory Repertoire (not a comphrehensive list):

Chemistry Department

  • U/Es
  • Glucose LFTS
  • Lipids
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Magnesium
  • Cardiac

Haematology/Immunohaemotology Department

  • CBC
  • Blood Banking
  • Sickle
  • Semen Analysis
  • Reticulocyte
  • Lupus

Special Chemistry Department

  • Hormones
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis
  • Rubella
  • B12 & Folate
  • Free & Total PSA
  • Toxicology

Microbiology Department

  • Cultures on specimen types
  • Urinalysis
  • Stool Ova & Parasite
  • Chlamydia
  • Dengue
  • Malaria
  • Occult Blood
HIV tests are used to detect the presence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), in serum, saliva, or urine.

The window period is the time from infection until a test can detect any change. The average window period with HIV-1 antibody tests is 25 days for subtype B. Antigen testing cuts the window period to approximately 16 days and NAT (Nucleic Acid Testing) further reduces this period to 12 days.

These tests are offered at the Medical Diagnostic Lab, both walk-ins and in-patients can be tested here. There are unique facets to the care received here at AMH, some of these are:

  • Pre-Test Counselling
  • Post-Test Counselling (For negative and positive clients)
  • Ministry of Health Trained VCT Counsellors
  • Highly Qualified Phlebotomists
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