National Microbiology Reference Laboratory
The National Microbiology Reference Laboratory is the first unit that started off the Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL) in 1983.It was established to provide laboratory support for the various vertical Disease Control Programs within the Ministry of Health, especially in disease surveillance and outbreak investigation.
Microbiology is the study of Micro-organisms (parasites, bacteria, fungi and viruses) , so the main purpose of this laboratory is to diagnose infections caused by bacteria, fungi and parasites. With our sophisticated equipment and highly trained human resource, as a reference laboratory, we detect or confirm the causes of epidemics and local infections.
The core functions of the unit include:
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