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PathCare Laboratories - Doctors Dietrich, Voigt, Mia and Partners
Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
PathCare is a network of pathology laboratories that provide testing of patients’ blood (or other specimens), primarily for medical diagnostic purposes.
Drs Dietrich, Voigt, Mia and Partners is a specialist pathology practice owned and led by the partners. The approximately seventy pathologists in PathCare are almost all trained in South Africa through the medical schools and tertiary hospitals.
As a practice of specialists a patient is referred by a medical colleague for an investigation and expert opinion. The Practice is subject to the ethical rules of the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Within the practice are pathologists, medical technologists, nurses, technicians and other skilled people who work in the core of the operation. Their primary function is to assist the treating doctor in making decisions on the medical management of the patient by providing quality information derived from the analyses of specimens, and specialist interpretation of the results.
A Broad Range of Expertise
We have pathology expertise in a wide variety of areas, including infectious diseases, anatomical pathology, forensic pathology, haematology, endocrinology, chemical pathology and veterinary pathology. We are also able to provide environmental testing, genetic and molecular testing, industrial and occupational health testing, clinical trials laboratory support and testing for life insurance purposes.
Namibia and South Africa
PathCare has over 150 depots in Namibia and South Arica where professional staff are available to take blood and transport it to the closest laboratory.
Most hospitals are provided with an on-site emergency laboratory for inpatients who require a rapid turnaround time of testing. Our depots and laboratories and transport vehicles provide a service in Namibia and the greater part of South Africa from Cape Town to Kimberley, Port Elizabeth to Bethlehem, Vereeniging to Jeffrey’s Bay.
PathCare has been innovative over the years, being the first to introduce many of the service related improvements presently in the industry, including the first to provide venesection, the first to collect specimens from hospitals and doctors rooms, first to achieve SANAS accreditation to ISO 17025 and ISO 15189 standards, the first radio-immunoassay laboratory in private practice, the first computerised laboratory in Southern Hemisphere, the first robotic automated chemistry immunodiagnostics testing system, the first Liquid Based Cytology (LBC) accredited laboratory in South Africa, the first laboratory to do automated microbiology testing in Africa and the first laboratory with a training academy (over 120 students).
Kenya and Nigeria
PathCare also assisted with the provision of quality services in East and West Africa. PathCare Kenya has now been running for over five years and PathCare Nigeria for over three years; both achieved firsts in being the first internationally accredited medical laboratories in East and West Africa respectively.
A visit to have your blood taken is never a favourite outing; our aim is to assist with your medical management by providing a convenient and complete pathology service with the least pain and fuss possible.