BARC SA Safety laboratory offers all chemistry and haematology testing needed to monitor participant safety throughout a study. In this laboratory all technologists are GCLP trained and continually monitored for competency with both internal and external quality assurance programs. All abnormal results can be phoned out, SMSed and/or emailed to Study Investigators.
Over and above the Chemistry and Haematology tests available, the Safety Laboratory also performs point of care pregnancy testing, Rapid HIV diagnostic assays, including the HIV Western Blot. Microbiology assays such as CT/NG and nugent scores are performed in-house. The laboratory also has a fully equipped serology section which can be used for study specific assays.
Other tests are run at Lancet Laboratories located next to BARC SA Johannesburg facility and which are audited by BARC SA Quality Assurance division on an on-going basis.