AMS does about 6,000 laboratory tests every month. That’s an average of 200 per work day!
The laboratory provides confirmatory tests for first line positive results and, if confirmed positive, baseline CD4 count tests. Other lab tests include: full blood count, liver, renal and serum electrolyte tests which are administered to select the most critical and needy patients requiring anti-retroviral therapy.
AMS carries out Viral Load testing to monitor treatment. We are currently increasing the number of Viral Load tests so that over 70% of patients will have a test each year.
Based on our excellence in laboratory services and high volume of patients, AMS was provided with a gene x-pert machine in July 2014 by the Government of Uganda. The gene x-pert machine is used to do TB tests, screening all patients as needed. Through the Ministry of Health, AMS conducts TB sputum induction tests for children.
AMS also has an on-site pharmacy so that patients receive all care, treatment, and support in one convenient location.