Welcome

Welcome to the online portal of one of Southern Africa’s foremost pathology laboratories. We take pride in our innovative, professional and quality pathology and laboratory medicine services that we provide to healthcare practitioners and patients. By adding value designed to improve patient outcomes, Ampath's services have been recognised for their exceptional accuracy of testing, prompt turnaround time, a focus on clinical consultations and staying ahead of the curve by employing industry-leading data-processing support systems. We have built this hard-earned reputation in partnership with our extensive national network of more than 300 facilities which includes reference laboratories, regional laboratories, satellite (STAT) laboratories and service depots. Offering exceptional service from over 140 registered pathologists, Ampath proudly serves approximately 40% of the private healthcare market in South Africa, resulting in a nationwide analytical and consultative operation performing over 75 000 clinical analyses daily. Our facilities are ISO accredited by the South African National Accreditation System.

What is Pathology

Pathology is a broad spectrum medical speciality that studies the nature and causes of disease and is at the heart of the healthcare system. Pathology is used in every phase of healthcare delivery throughout our lives to prevent, diagnose and investigate the causal analysis of disease. Ampath facilitates this integral and essential service by delivering safe and effective patient care and providing clinicians with accurate and timely information for managing patients and achieving the best possible health outcomes.

Alerts

UPDATE ON THE INFLUENZA SEASON: JUNE 2019

As is expected during the influenza season, there has been a marked increase in cases of influenza in the community as well as people

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Confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda and implications for South Africa

13 June, 2019 The Ugandan Ministry of Health (UMoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have confirmed a case

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No Influenza outbreak in South Africa

The 2019 South African influenza season, which started towards the end of April, is ongoing. Transmission of influenza has reached

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Latest News

AmpathChat #55 - Tissue typing: HLA typing and screening

Ampath Immunology is proud to announce the introduction of HLA tissue typing and antibody screening using Luminex PCR-based multiplex technology.

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AmpathChat #54 - Helicobacter pylori: an update

Helicobacter pylori is a highly prevalent curved gram-negative bacterium. Seropositivity rates in South-Africa range between 60% and 100%. It causes more than 90% of duodenal ulcers and up to 80% of gastric ulcers. Atrophic gastritis due to H. pylori can lead to gastric cancer.

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AmpathChat #53 - Molecular testing in colorectal carcinoma

Colorectal carcinomas arise from colorectal epithelium, which has undergone a series of molecular changes, referred to as the adenoma-carcinoma progression sequence.4 With increasing genetic mutations, progression from normal epithelium to adenomas with dysplasia occurs. Eventually, adenomas that show high-grade dysplasia give rise to invasive colorectal carcinomas.

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