Mon - Fri 08:00-16:30

Sat - Sun - CLOSED

(+266) 2231 2836

Constitution Rd

Maseru, Lesotho

Laboratory Services


The mandate of Laboratory Services is to provide high-quality screening services for prevention of diseases; diagnostic services; monitoring of disease trends and adherence to treatment and epidemiological investigations for surveillance and disease outbreaks as well as disaster preparedness to support public health.


Routine Screening of disease; diagnostic services; treatment monitoring; epidemiological investigations; operational research; quality assessments/continuous quality improvement.

Department Objectives And Functions

To provide the highest quality laboratory services for all people living in Lesotho, delivered by skilled professionals, and to contribute to a healthy population living quality and productive life:

  1. To ensure that Laboratory Services are well managed, networked, and coordinated
  2. To Strengthen Quality Assurance of Testing Services
  3. To manage Laboratory equipment and supplies
  4. To adequately finance and staff Laboratory Services at all levels
  5. To provide effective training for Laboratory professionals in pre-and in-service settings
  6. To design, construct and maintain Laboratories according to national standards
  7. To strengthen decentralization of services
  8. To establish a well-defined Public Health Laboratory