National Health Laboratory Service SANHLS

Area: Sandringham, Johannesburg
Region: Western Cape
Physical Address: 1 Modderfontein Road, Sandringham, Johannesburg, South Africa
Postal Address: PO Box 1038, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)11 386 6000
Fax: +27 (0)11 386 6002

National Health Laboratory Service SANHLS

• is the largest diagnostic pathology service in South Africa
• with over 250 laboratories
• serving 80% of the country's population, and
• conducts health-related research appropriate to the broader population needs, such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, pneumococcal infections, occupational health, cancer and malnutrition

The NHLS plays a major role in:
• public health in South Africa through epidemiology, surveillance and outbreak response activities
• the national Anti-retroviral Roll-out programme through CD4+ viral load studies and HIV treatment monitoring
• tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment monitoring
• the screening of cervical cancer
• the support of occupational health services

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