The Personnel, Directors and Shareholders of Pathlabs are committed to the supply of a professional, skilled and accurate analytical service to all clients of this company.
Pathlabs ensures through training, education and the provision of suitable analytical equipment and instruments that laboratory staff are trained to the highest possible standard required.
Quality Policy Statement
The management and employees of Pathlabs are committed to the effective operation of the laboratory management system by achieving the goals and business objectives of Pathlabs. Pathlabs will provide to its customers an efficient, accurate, reliable and professional service within a competitive structure. The purpose of the management system is to ensure that results are released which comply with general quality assurance practices, and that staff are technically competent to perform their tasks. All the employees of Pathlabs are familiar with the quality documentation and implement the policies and procedures within their respective working areas. The management of Pathlabs is committed to the implementation of the ISO 17025, ISO 15189 and ISO 9001 standard and will ensure that the quality management system will be improved on a continuous basis.
Pathology is invaluable to almost every medical specialty
Pathology is a medical specialty that focuses on determining the cause and nature of diseases. By examining and testing body tissues (e.g. biopsies, pap smears) and fluids (e.g. blood, urine) pathology helps doctors diagnose and treat patients correctly.
Only moments after birth every South African newborn receives a heel prick test that screens for serious genetic conditions. Throughout childhood, adulthood and old age, pathology continues to help prevent, diagnose and treat infections, allergies, chronic diseases, cancer and countless other medical conditions. Without pathology, the high standard of South African medicine would be impossible.
Thousands of South Africans are looking after your health
Medical emergencies don’t pay attention to bed-times or public holidays - they happen around the clock. And as a result, pathology doesn’t sleep.
An unseen army of pathologists, scientists, medical technologists and collectors work non-stop to give South Africans doctors the answers they need to diagnose and treat people - even as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve.
Pathologists are medical doctors who have specialized in pathology. They have over 13 years of university/medical education and are experts in particular diseases or conditions. Specialties cover conditions such as infections, allergies & immunity, cancers or chronic diseases. They often advise referring doctors, explaining complex or inconclusive test results and recommend further tests where needed.
Medical scientists have university degrees that teach them about the human body and how to measure various bodily functions. This knowledge helps them perform tests to detect and monitor various diseases and to ensure they are accurate. In large laboratories, medical scientists often work into the late evening or overnight to ensure results are delivered fast.
Collection staff need training to take samples correctly, safely and with minimal discomfort. A good collection experience requires a great deal of empathy which needs to come naturally - just ask any mum with a toddler who needs blood taken!
Beyond these people is a vast network of other staff, without whom laboratories could not function. From couriers delivering samples to laboratories through to reception staff phoning
critical results to doctors, the delivery of fast and accurate results relies on an army of skilled and dedicated professionals.