ARFH Laboratory Services
ARFH laboratory is an important department of the organization. It is a small laboratory designed and equipped to provide limited but quality diagnostic services. Apart from routine diagnostic investigations, ARFH laboratory is greatly involved in the provision of HIV counseling and testing (HCT) services in collaboration with other organizations and donor agencies ( e.g. APIN/PEPFAR). ARFH has two laboratory annexes in Yemetu (Ibadan) and Ogbomosho that are designated HCT sites for the APIN/PEPFAR project.
The laboratory staff is made up of:
- Laboratory Manager
- A senior laboratory scientist
- Three laboratory scientists (one in the main lab and one each in Yemetu and Ogbomosho).
The main laboratory very often takes in up to two students at a time on Industrial Training (IT) programmes.
A large percentage of our clients is referred from some patronizing clinics/hospitals around and beyond Ikolaba. Some are referred from ARFH clinic while others are individuals that come without referrals.
ARFH being a not for profit, non governmental organization, the prices for our tests are very competitive. The laboratory in cognizance of the core values of ARFH, provides prompt, friendly and quality service to our clients. Our test results are reliable. The following diagnostic tests are currently available:
- Genotype and blood group
- Malaria parasite test
- Widal test
- Packed Cell volume (PCV)
- Full blood Count (FBC)
- Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
- Fasting blood sugar (FBS)
- Random blood sugar (RBS)
- Glucose Tolerance test (GTT)
- Occult blood test
- Stool microscopy for ova, cysts and parasites
- Urine analysis
- Urine Culture
- STI investigations (HVS, Urethral swab, Genital ulcer diseases)
- VDRL/RPR tests
- Chlamydia screening
- Prostrate specific antigen (PSA) screening)
- Hepatitis C screening
- Hepatitis B screening
- Semen analysis/culture
- Pregnancy test