Public Health Laboratory Services

Request for Laboratory Testing in the Area of Infectious Diseases


How to Apply

Service targets and eligibility

  1. To be applied by government health institutions/departments (except for the entities which have signed a cooperation protocol with the Laboratory); or
  2. Request for HIV/AIDS and dengue blood test can be made by non-government health institutions/clinics.

Time of application

Monday to Thursday: 9:00am to 1:00pm, 2:30pm to 5:45pm

Friday: 9:00am to 1:00pm, 2:30pm to 5:30pm

Application procedures and documents required

For the request of infectious disease testing:

The applicant is required to complete the electronic request form or the corresponding form below according to the “Testing Service Agreement – Tuberculosis、Virology、Parasitology and Lead in Blood”. For the requirements of sample collection and submission, please refer to the “Clinical Specimen Collection and Submission Guidelines”.

1.  Testing Service Agreement – Tuberculosis、Virology、Parasitology and Lead in Blood

2.  Clinical Specimen Collection and Submission Guidelines

3.  Request Form for Tuberculosis Testing

4.  Request Form for Virology Testing

4.1  For requests of HIV/AIDS and dengue testing submitted by non-government institutions/clinics:

5.  Request Form for Parasitology, Bacteriology and Lead in Blood

6.  Application Form for Re-issue of Test Report by the Public Health Laboratory


Location of Application and Service Hours

In-person application

Address: Public Health Laboratory Building, Estrada dos Parses No. 8

Service hours:

Monday to Thursday: 9:00am to 1:00pm, 2:30pm to 5:45pm

Friday: 9:00am to 1:00pm, 2:30pm to 5:30pm

Close on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

Online application

Fill out the electronic request form through the Health Bureau’s Hospital Information System (HIS).


Fees

Approval on the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule to be Charged by the Health Bureau.

Dispatch of the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture No. 45/2000 〔B.O.31(I),31/07/2000〕


Application Processing Time

Please visit the link below for the turn-around time (TAT) of each test item:

Testing Service Agreement – Tuberculosis、Virology、Parasitology and Lead in Blood

  • For tuberculosis microscopy, test report can be issued on the 2nd working day from the day of receipt of the specimen. (Performance pledge)
  • For tuberculosis nucleic acid rapid test on the respiratory tract specimen, the report can be issued on the 3rd working day from the day of receipt of the specimen. (Performance pledge)
  • For hepatitis B serologic test, the report can be issued on the 5th working day from the day of receipt of the specimen. (Performance pledge)
  • For HIV antibody test, the report can be issued on the 5th working day from the day of receipt of the specimen. (Performance pledge)
  • For hepatitis B virus DNA quantitative test, the report can be issued on the 5th working day from the day of receipt of the specimen. (Performance pledge)
  • For parasitic examination of stool specimen, the report can be issued on the 2nd working day from the day of receipt of the specimen. (Performance pledge)

Remarks/ Notes for Application

All requests for testing must be accompanied by the corresponding request form. Applicants should follow the requirements on the collection and submission of specimens prescribed in the “Clinical Specimen Collection and Submission Guidelines”.


Relevant Specifications and Requirements

Regulations and guidelines for staff

  • All laboratory personnel are required to observe the following laws and regulations:
  1. Law no. 6/2010 dated 30th August – Rank and Grade System for Pharmacists and Senior Health Technical Officers;
  2. Law no. 7/2010 dated 30th August – Rank and Grade System for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technicians.
  • Ethical standards for all laboratory personnel:
  1. A scientific and impartial work attitude
  2. Compliance with laws and regulations, and commitment to the truth
  3. Stringent and standardized operation
  4. Concern for the best interests of clients

Application Status Enquiry and Result Collection

Application status enquiry

Correspondence address: Public Health Laboratory Building at Estrada dos Parses No. 8

Telephone: (853) 2853 0160 / (853) 2853 2509

Facsimile: (853) 2853 0294

E-mail: lsp@ssm.gov.mo

Collection of application result

  1. Electronic report will be uploaded to the Health Bureau’s Hospital Information System (HIS);
  2. To be sent to the requesting institution/department on paper.

Content provider: Health Bureau (SS)

Last modified: 2019-03-08 14:44

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