Public Health Laboratory Services

Request for Laboratory Testing in the Area of Infectious Diseases


How to Apply

Service targets and eligibility

  1. Government health institutions/ departments (except where a cooperation agreement has been signed);
  2. Non-government health institutions/ clinics;
  3. Non-government health institutions/ clinics requesting for HIV and dengue virus testing.

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

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays

In case of public health emergencies or urgent situations, emergency laboratory services will be provided during non-office hours.

Application procedures and documents required

1.  The applicant fills out the corresponding electronic lab test order/ request form according to the “Testing Service Agreement – Tuberculosis, Virology, Parasitology and Lead in Blood” and submit the collected clinical specimen according to the requirements of the “Clinical Specimen Collection and Submission Guidelines”;

2.  Upon completion of the laboratory test, an electronic or paper-based report will be issued to the applicant;

3.  If a replacement report is needed, please submit a completed [Application Form for Re-issue of Test Report by the Public Health Laboratory].

Clinical laboratory request forms

1.  Tuberculosis Testing Request Form

2.  Virology Testing Request Form

2.1  For requests of HIV/AIDS and dengue testing of non-government health institutions/ clinics:

3.  Parasitology, Bacteriology and Blood Lead Testing Request Form


Location of Application and Service Hours

In-person application

Non-government health institutions/ clinics may apply by completing the corresponding laboratory request form and submitting the collected clinical specimen according to the requirements of the “Clinical Specimen Collection and Submission Guidelines”. A paper-based test report will be available for collection in person at a specific time.

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

Government health institutions/ departments may apply by completing the electronic lab test order through the Health Bureau’s Hospital Information System (HIS) and submitting the collected clinical specimen according to the requirements of the “Clinical Specimen Collection and Submission Guidelines”. An electronic test report will be made available at a specific time.


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 laboratory requests 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

Staff regulations and guidelines

  • All laboratory personnel are regulated in accordance with the following legislations:
  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.

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. View electronic report on the Health Bureau’s Hospital Information System (HIS); or
  2. Collect paper-based report in person.

Content provider: Health Bureau (SS)

Last modified: 2021-01-01 18:20

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