Public Health Laboratory


  • Institutions that deliver Health service:Health institutions which need EQA, laboratory diagnostic activities, and training
  • Public health emergency management core process:Uptodate and reliable laboratory test results which help in epidemic control
  • Curative and Rehabilitative core process:Information which help in quality laboratory service
  • Health and health services and product quality control authority: Reliable laboratory result which help in water and food quality control
  • Health research and Technology transfer support process:Information based on laboratory evidence


  • Ministry of Health
  • Partners:Work in collaboration to improve the laboratory quality service
  • Water development sector:Protecting the society from water born diseases by providing water quality control
  • Medias



  • External Quality Assessment (EQA): Laboratory tests of  TB, Malaria, HIV, and others checked for their quality in the branch and our institutions
  • Laboratory Diagnostic Activities:The public health laboratory performs diagnostic activities which are not performed in other health care delivery institutions.
  • Clinical Bacteriology Activities: Culture and antibiotic sensitivity tests performed for different clinical specimens/patients requested from different institutions
  • Water and Food analysis:Water and food analysis performed according to the need of the regulatory process of the bureau
  • Early Infants(<18 month) HIV diagnosis using DNA PCR:DNA PCR tests performed for early infants who born from HIV positive mothers across the whole region samples referred from ART hospitals and health centers
  • Referral service for CD4, Hematology, and Chemistry: Provide referral linkage for ART HCs which do not have this tests
  • Conducting Training on laboratory tests: Training on laboratory based tests conducted throughout the region