PRESS STATEMENT: SARS-CoV-2 TESTING UPDATED LIST 29/01/2021

It has come to the attention of the Ministry Of Health and Child Care that there are Laboratories carrying out SARS-CoV-2 testing without the prior requirement of assessment and certification. 
Harare, 29 January 2021,

It has come to the attention of the Ministry Of Health and Child Care that there are Laboratories carrying out SARS-CoV-2 testing without the prior requirement of assessment and certification. 

The Ministry of Health and Child Care wishes to advise the public that only Laboratories that have been assessed and certified by the Ministry of Health and Child Care in collaboration with the Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe and the World Health Organization are the only laboratories approved to carry out SARS-CoV-2 testing and publish results. 

Any Laboratory that wishes to carry out SARS-CoV-2 should apply to the Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientist Council of Zimbabwe. 

Below is the Authorised list of assessed and certified medical Laboratories for SARS-CoV-2 

Private Laboratories 

1. Lancet Medical Laboratories , St Annes Hospial – Harare

2. Lancet Medical Laboratories , Baines Avenue- Harare

3. Lancet Medical Laboratories, Borrowdale Race Course, Harare

4. Lancet Medical Laboratories- Boscobel – Harare

5. PSMI Medical Laboratories 132 Samora Machel Avenue – Harare

6. PSMI Medical Laboratories Parkview – Harare

7. PSMI Medical Laboratories  Immuno Diagnostic Centre,-Harare

8. PSMI Medical Laboratories, West End Hospital – Harare

9. Cimas Medical Labs 60 Baines Avenue – Harare

10. Cimas Medical Labs  Highglen –  Harare

11. Cimas Medical Labs, Borrowdale  Park- Harare

12. Diagnopath laboratory- Harare

13. Klosad   Laboratory- Harare

14. Multi Tech Medical Laboratories – Harare

15. Flow Cytometry Medical Laboratory – Harare

16. Haematology Centre – Harare

17. Bioexpress Medical  Laboratory – Harare

18. Genau Medical Laboratories – Harare

19. Patholgy  Medical Laboratory-Harare

20. Upper East medical Centre, Avondale – Harare

21. Biotech Institute, Avondale West -Harare

22. Humacare Medical Laboratory, Longcheng -Harare

23. Interpath Medical Laboratory -Harare

24. Mbuya Dorcas Medical Laboratory – Harare

25. Urea Breath Centre – Harare

26. Baines Pathology Laboratory – Harare

27. Dynacare Medical Laboratories – Harare

28. Corporate 24 Medical Laboatories – Harare

29. Genomix Medical Centre Laboratory – Harare

30. Omnipath Medical Laboratories – Harare

31. Belverdea Medical Centre – Laboratory – Harare

32. Suburban Medical Centre Warren Park – Harare

33. Suburban Medical Centre  Westwood – Harare

34. Rapha Medical Laboratories – Harare

35. Premium Diagnostic Centre- Harare

36. Lancet  Medical Laboratories – Bulawayo

37. Southern Pathology – Bulawayo

38. Cimas Medical Labs- Bulawayo

39. Procare Medical Laboratories – Bulawayo

40. Corporate 24 Medical Laboratories – Bulawayo

41. Kei Medical Laboratories – Bulawayo

42. Mater Dei Hospital Laboratory (DLS)- Bulawayo

43. 24 Hours Diagnolab Bulawayo

44. Lancet Medical Laboratories, Gweru

45. PSMI Medical Laboratories – Gweru

46. Cimas Medical Labs- Gweru

47. Idetech Diagnostics  Laboratories – Gweru

48. Unki Mine Laboratory-  Gweru

49. Lancet Medical Laboratories- Mutare

50. PSMI Medical Laboratories –Mutare

51. Lancet Medical Laboratories- Masvingo

52. PSMI Medical Laboratories – Masvingo

53. Healthaide Diagnostic Laboratory – Masvingo

54. Genau Medical Laboratories – Masvingo

55. Medtrek Clinical Laboratories – Masvingo

56. Lancet Medical Laboratories- Bindura

57. PSMI Medical Laboratories – Bindura

58. Lancet Medical Laboratories-Victoria Falls

59. PSMI Medical Laboratories – Marondera

60. PSMI Medical Laboratories – Rusape

61. Cimas Medical Labs –  Makoni- Chitungwiza

62. Idetech Diagnostics Laboratories – Beitbridge

63. Lordsland Medical Laboratory, Zvishavane

64. Carelab Medical Laboatories – Hwange 

Government Laboratories 

1. National Microbiology Reference Laboratories

2. National TB Reference Laboratory

3. Plumtree District Hospital

4. Gwanda Provincial Hospital

5. Beitbridge District Hospital

6. St Lukes Mission Hospital

7. Victoria Falls Hospital

8. Gutu Mission Hospital

9. Masvingo Provincial Hospital

10. Gweru Provincial Hospital

11. Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital

12. Kadoma General Hospital

13. Marondera Provincial Hospital

14. St Alberts Mission Hospital

15. Bindura Provincial Hospital

16. Rusape General Hospital

17. Mutare Provincial Hospital

18. Chipinge District Hospital

19. Sally Mugabe Central Hospital

20. Parirenyatwa Central Hospital

21. National Virology Reference Laboratory

22. Chitungwiza Central Hospital

23. Chikurubi Maximum Prison

24. Thorngrove Hospital Laboratory

25. Beatrice Road Infectiuos Diseases Hospital

26. Josiah Tongogara Magama 

Research and Non-Governmental Organisations 

1. Population Service International (PSI)

2. Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI)

3. African Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Technology (AIBST) 

Collection Points Authorised

1. Lancet Medical Labs – Robert Mugabe International Airport – Harare

2. Genau Medical Laboratories – Robert Mugabe International Airport – Harare

3. Pathology Laboratories – Robert Mugabe International Airport – Harare

4. PSMI Mobile Unit – Harare

5. Mount Pleasant Drive Thorough Covid-19 Collection Centre – Harare

6. Milton Park Covid-19 Centre – Harare

7. Belvedere Medical Centre Clinic – Harare

8. Samuel Leon Medical Centre – Harare

9. Cimas Medical Labs, Montagu Clinic- Harare

10. Klosad Medical Laboratories Collection Centre – Harare

11. Genopath (Pvt)  Ltd – Harare

12. Chisipite Clinical Laboratory – Harare

13. Advanced Care Support Services – Harare

14. Lancet Medical Labs, Joshua Nkomo Airport – Bulawayo

15. Lancet Medical Laboratories – Victoria Falls International Airport

16. Kaycec clinical Laboratory- Bindura 

Any result from an unauthorised laboratory shall be regarded as fake/illegal and shall be dealt with in line with the provisions of the Health Professions Act Chapter (27.19) part xviii section 99 subsection 1 and 2. 

  • Ministry of Health and Child Care, Public Relations Department pr@mohcc.gov.zw
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