Pathcare Research Committee

To establish and support a culture of research at PathCare


The Pathology Research Committee (PRC) is a subcommittee of the Board, and acts to secure the integrity of research done at PathCare.  This includes operational research, evaluating best practice, research linked to educational programmes or degrees, research aimed at publications and research/innovations with a view to new developments and/or products. The committee facilitates and enables research by providing an easy to use structure to register projects, update progress reports and to link investigators to resources that can support their work.

Guidelines to do research on the PathCare platform (download document)

Committee Members


Register your project

PathCare supports research on its platform that adds value to our role in patient management as part of the healthcare team.
The following documents should be submitted via the secretariat to register projects with the PRC:

  • Checklist for registration of project (download document)
  • Research proposal
  • Signed declarations where relevant (confidentiality agreement, conflict of interest, intellectual property) (download document)
  • Proof of approval by a registered ethics committee
  • Signed approval of the manager in charge of the section where the research will take place, in order to guarantee that we can meet your expectations (download document)
  • All researchers not employed by PathCare should sign a non-disclosure agreement (download here)

Information regarding additional funding for projects

In order to facilitate the execution of registered research projects, the Pathcare Research Committee can consider applications for amounts up to R15 000.

This funds can be used for additional laboratory tests, statistical analysis or publication fees. All applications will be evaluated on merit, within the restrictions of our annual budget.

Application for seed funding PRC: Download Form

Research Output for 2019

PathCare Staff that have contributed to research publications is listed below:


Francois Smit,
Mariza Hoffmann

Journal & Citation

Annals of Clinical Biochemistry



Paper, Co-authors

Francois Smit (first author),
Mariza Hoffmann

International Journal of Laboratory Haematology

Paper, first and co-author

Jean Maritz

Review of Medical Virology

Paper, Co-author

Marthinus Senekal,
Warren Lowman

South African Journal of Infectious Diseases

Paper, Co-authors

Francois Botha

A. Isah , R. Steyn , Z. Barday , F.C.J. Botha , 99mTc MAG3 scintigraphy in a patient with Hyperacute Antibody Mediated Rejection: A description of the correlation between image Þndings and clinical disease process., Transplantation Reports (2019), doi:

Paper, co-author

Sinead Amber Gardiner,
Danielle Smith,
Frieda Loubser,
Petronella Raymond,
Jaclyn Gerber,
Maureen Conradie

S Afr Med J 2019;109(8):544. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2019.v109i8.14187

Research letter 
All PathCare authors

Danielle Smith,
Amber Gardiner,
Petra Raymond,
Ilze Uys, 
Janine Blanckenberg,
Jaclyn Gerber,
Maureen Conradie,
Frieda Loubser

South African Society for Human Genetics congress held at the Century City Conference Centre


Warren Louwman

Emerging Infectious Diseases • • Vol. 25, No. 9, September 2019

Paper, co-author