Letter from MOH for Covid-19 Testing
All the laboratories undertaking PCR testing for COVID-19, both Government and private laboratories, have validated their PCR assays against the laboratory assay at the National Influenza Center (NIC) which uses recommended primers and probes from the World Health Organization.
Pathologists Lancet Kenya ('Lancet') liek the other laboratories has validated its assay against NIC and successfullly luanched its PCR test locally on 6th of April 2020.
Lancet's Main Laboratory in Nairboi is duly registered and licensed to practise by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLLTB) and the Kenya Medical Practicioners and Dentists Council (KMPDC). Lancet is also ISO15189 certified by SANAS.
The Ministry of Health appreciates the contribtions of all the various laboratories that have been validated to conduct COVID-19 testing in the country and whose results form part of the daily tally that the ministry shares with the public.