SRC’s on-site laboratory is managed by a small dynamic team and conducts rapid diagnostics including pregnancy tests, HIV tests, Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) tests and Urine analysis. All the Technologists are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and are Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP), Human Ethics and IATA certified. SRC has experience in working with a number of referral laboratories such as Bio-Analytical Research Corporation (BARC), Global Clinical Viral Laboratory (GCVL) and Contract Laboratory Service (CLS) as per sponsor preference. These referral laboratories are used to perform safety chemistry and haematological tests. The SRC laboratory is also capable of storing samples at temperatures ranging from -200C to – 80 0C. The fridges, freezers, the environment and any storage areas at the site laboratory are monitored by a Continuous Temperature Monitoring (CTM) system which records temperature in real-time. The backup generators ensure constant power supply in the event of power interruption including a total power failure.
The laboratory is equipped with:
- Centrifuges, including a refrigerated centrifuge
- 370C incubator
- 2-80C Fridges
- -200C freezers
- -800C freezers
Back-up power support