DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES & INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES-IMMUNOLOGY

DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES & INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES

The Immunology unit has a well functioning demand-driven diagnostic and consultancy services in human diseases in the following areas.

  • Immunoassays:  a wide variety of immunoassays tests are performed especially by use of Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA).
  • Molecular Biology: a wide variety of molecular diagnostic tests are performed especially by use of both traditional PCR and Real Time RT-PCR. In the implementation is HLA typing and Philadelphia chromosome testing in CML positive cases.
  • Cellular Immunology: With flow cytometric methods, the laboratory performs Immunophenotyping of immune cells especially for HIV assessment and monitoring. Plans are underway to expand the functions of this laboratory to include Immunophenotyping of leukaemia and diagnosis of infectious disease

Beginning July 2006, the diagnostic services were commercialised and expanded to allow the Kenyan public to access quality, reliable and affordable laboratory services.