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Diagnostic Services


We run a 24-hour pharmacy facility that is well equipped with a variety of drugs, surgical items and vaccines. The unit is run by a set of trained pharmacists and pharmacy technologists who serve both the outpatient and inpatient units of Tenwek Hospital.

Radiology Services

Our medical teams rely on radiology services to diagnose, identify broken vessels and bones and to identify other mal formations and foreign bodies in the human body. The department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offers specialized services in:


The Ultra sound unit is run by qualified sonographers who help patients get the best positions for ultrasound imaging. We perform the following types of ultrasound services:

  • Abdominal scans
  • Pelvic scans
  • Pregnancy scans
  • Musculoskeletal scans

X-Ray Imaging

Using modern technology, our radiographers make use of X-Ray imaging for the following medical diagnosis:

  • Bone fractures
  • Infections such as pneumonia
  • Calcifications like kidney stones or vascular calcifications
  • Some tumors
  • Arthritis in joints
  • Bone loss such as osteoporosis
  • Dental issues
  • Heart problems such as congestive heart failure
  • Blood vessel blockages
  • Digestive problems
  • Foreign objects such as items swallowed by children

CT Scan Imaging

Our CT Scan technology team combines the use of X-Ray and computer technology to diagnose various conditions in our patients such as:

  • Detection of bone and joint problems, like complex bone fractures and tumors.
  • Tracking the condition of cancer, heart disease, emphysema, or liver masses
  • Detection of internal injuries and bleeding such as those caused by a car accident.
  • Location of tumors, blood clots, excess fluid, or infection.

Laboratory Services

The Tenwek Hospital Lab is equipped with well trained personnel and ultra-modern equipment making it easy for the medicals teams to diagnose diseases and provide treatment solutions. Our laboratory unit is divided into the following sections:

Clinical chemistry

This section is well equipped with state of the art automatic chemistry analyzers. The analyser has a broad test menu including renal function tests, liver function tests, cardiac enzymes, lipid profile, blood sugar and glycated hemoglobin among others.

Special Chemistry

This section is highly specialized performing mainly immunological and rare tests. The main equipment is an immuno analyser which is fully automated. Tests performed here include troponin, insulin, ferritin, Vitamin 812, folate, thyroid function tests, HIV, hepatitis 8 and C, hormonal profiles and tumour markers.

Hematology and Blood Bank

The section is responsible for blood counts and also ensuring that blood for transfusion is safe for patients use. It is equipped with a fully automated analyser and a backup service for coagulation studies. The blood bank is able to make blood products namely platelets concentrates, fresh frozen plasma for patients when required, using a refrigerated centrifuge. Currently the gel system is used for grouping and cross match. Bone marrows are preferred if requested by a Consultant Hematologist.

Microbiology and Parasitology

The section performs standard analysis of specimen for bacterial, parasitic and T8 infection.

Histology and Cytology

This section serves the hospital and many other small laboratories in the vicinity. Surgical specimen are processed and read by highly qualified histo/cytopathologist. Pap smear, F.NA. And non-gynecological cytology specimens like effusion, urine and Cerebral Spinal Fluid (C.S.F) are processed to assist in clinical diagnosis and thus proper management. The consultants are available for discussion with clinician if required.


This section is specialized for the diagnosis of Bacteriology, Parasitology and Tuberculosis, aerobic and anaerobic bacterial cultures, drug susceptibility testing, Ziel Nelson staining technique for diagnosis of TB, a wide range of rapid antigen detection test e.g. salmonella antigen, Pylori etc., and diphasic blood culturee

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