APEX medical laboratories is committed to providing high quality diagnostic services and adhering to ISO15189 standards (International Medical Laboratory Standards) and working towards accreditation. We offer an expanded testing menu which we will continually grow depending on our clients’ needs. We have the capacity to process over 3,000tests per month.
APEX medical laboratories is owned as a partnership of two Medical Laboratory Scientists, that oversee the provision of services, ensuring quality and validity of the laboratory testing process and offers added value interpretation of the results to doctors and clinicians for improved patient management and care.
The two co-founders have been working in the Medical Laboratory services in Malawi for over 15years, working with all the public health laboratories in the country in expanding the testing menu and improving the quality of services.
Looking at different challenges in Malawi, the co-founders thought of making their own contribution in improving the quality of healthcare in Malawi. APEX Medical Laboratories was established in September 2017, capitalizing on the knowledge and experience gained and looking at innovations that can work for both doctors/clinicians and patient communities. In one publication by one of the co-founders, where over 200 Malawian doctors and clinicians working in public health facilities were surveyed, 70% of them indicated that they used laboratory tests in patient management. However, they cited infrastructure, quality, and long turn around times challenges in using laboratory tests and provide quality patient management. Looking at different challenges in Malawi, the co-founders thought of making their own contribution is improving the quality of healthcare in Malawi. Using the knowledge and experience gained and looking at innovations that can work for both doctors/clinicians and patient communities, the co-Founders formed the APEX Medical Laboratories in September 2017. In addition to quality services, the APEX medical laboratories’ focus is to reduce the pains doctors/clinicians and patients face in need of medical laboratory services. APEX medical laboratories aim to provide the expanded test menu and ensuring the testing needs are met for all communicable and non-communicable diseases for the Malawian population. Secondly, we are housed in a Specialist Medical Centre and hence can provide one-stop-shop services. Thirdly, we offer mobile specimen collection without added cost, for clinics in Lilongwe, while the patient waits at their doctor or clinic of choice and hence no patient referrals. Fourthly, the short turnaround time provides the patient an option to wait for results and have consultations and diagnosis tests on the same visit.
Our passion is to provide high -quality expanded laboratory services and will act swiftly to send back the results. We continue to design innovative models to reach more people with laboratory services, developing new services, and being responsive to our clients’ needs. We aim to forge sustainable laboratory-clinic interface partnerships to enhance quality services for patients, always keeping our clients on center stage and deliver services of great worth. Socially responsible by building capacity for future science leaders.