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Dr. (Mrs) Augustina Badu Peprah
Head of Diagnostics /
Head of Radiology


The Diagnostics Directorate is one of the Clinical Directorates of the Hospital mandated to provide various services through the various departments made up of Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology, Microbiology, Pathology and Radiology. The Head of Directorate is Dr. (Mrs.) Augustina Badu-Peprah

DEPARTMENTS AND SERVICE PROVISION

1. CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT

Dr. F.A.Yeboah Head of Department and Mr. Osei Asibey as the Technical Head.


The following are the facilities available at the department.
1. Cobas Integra 400 plus Auto analyzer
2. Blood gases analyzer (Cobas b 121)
3. Electrolyte analyzer 9180 X
4. Variant 2 (haemoglobin machine)
5. AxSym (for specialised test)
6. BT 3000 chemistry Auto analyzer

Tests available
The Department provides the following services

General chemistry

  • Liver function test
  1. AST, ALT, ALP, GGT, Total Bilirubin, Direct Bilirubin, Indirect Bilirubin, Total protein, Albumin and Globulins

  • Kidney Function Test
  1. Urea, Creatinine, Na+, K+ and Cl-

  • Lipid Profile
    1. Total Cholesterol, Triglyceride, HDL, LDL-C and VLDL-C
  • Blood Glucose Profile
  1. Insulin, FBS, HbA/c, RBS and GTT
  • Cardiac Profile

  • o AST, CK, LDH, CK- MB and Troponin I

    Specialised test
    · Thyroid Function Test (TFT)
    o TSH, T3 and T4
    · Fertility Profile
    o Female Fertility Hormones (LH, FSH, PRG, PRL and Estrogen)
    o Male Fertility Hormones (LH, FSH, PRL and TESTOSTERONE)
    · Tumor Markers
    o PSA, CA 15-3, ß-HCG, CA 19-9, CEA, CA 125, a-FetoProtein
    · Other Tests
    o Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Lipase, Uric Acid, Pancreatic Amylase

    2. HAEMATOLOGY DEPARTMENT
    Mr. Clement Opoku-Okrah Head of Department and Bernard Ato Eshun as the Technical Head.

    The following are the facilities available at the department.
    1. Cell-DYN 3700 for CBC (FBC)
    2. SYSMEX XT 2000i
    3. PENTRA DX 120
    4. HP VARIANT 2 for Hb. Variants
    5. TITAN PLUS ELECTROPHORESIS PACK

    Tests available
    The Department provides the following services
    · Full blood count
    · Reticulocyte count
    · Blood film for Malaria parasites
    · Blood film for Cell morphology (Film comment)
    · Coagulation Profile
    · Paternity Dispute test
    · Sickling Test & Hb. Genotype (Electrophoresis)
    · Quantification of Hb variants (HPLC)
    · Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
    · Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase test (G6PD)

    3. MICROBIOLOGY DEPARTMENT
    Prof. Yaw Adu Sarkodie Head of Department and Mrs. Cynthia Yeboah-Asuamah the Technical Head.

    Tests available
    The Department provides the following services
    · Bacteriology
    o Blood, Urine, Stool, CSF, Wound Swab, Pus, Aspirates, Ear Swab, Eye swab, Urethral discharges,
    HVS/ECS, Sputum for AFB, Skin scraping for fungal elements , VDRL, Pregnancy test and Semen
    analysis
    · Parasitology
    o Stool - occult blood test, Urinalysis, Skin Snip for microfilaria,Blood for microfilaria, Bence - Jones
    proteinuria
    · Serology /Virology
    o HIV screening, HBsAg Test, CDy Count, HIV Viral load and Hepatitis 'C' Screening

    4. PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT
    Dr. S. E. Quayson Head of Department and Mr. Kachungu as the Technical Head.

    The following are the facilities available at the department.
    · Histopath
    · Cytology
    · Morgue

    Tests available
    The Department provides the following services
    · Histopath
    · Cytology
    · Immunology
    · Autopsy

     

    5. RADIOLOGY DEPARTMENT
    Dr. (Mrs.) Augustina Badu-Pepra Head of Department with Mr. Abraham A. Sarfo as the Technical Head.
    The following are the facilities available at the department.
    1. General Purpose Radiology Equipments ( Conventional and Digital)
    2. Mammography
    3. Computerized to Mography Scan (CT Scan)
    4. Ultrasound Machines
    5. Fluoroscopy Machine (Digital)

    Tests available
    The department provides the following services
    · General Radiography;
    o Skull, Etermities, Vertebral colum (Spines), Chest, Pelvis, Dental, Orthopantomogram (OPG)
    · Intravenous Urography (IVU)
    · Urethrogram
    · Urethrocystogram
    · Micturating Cystogram
    · Cystogram
    · Fistulogram
    · Myelogram
    ··Post Myelo CT-Scan
    · Computerized Tomography Scan (CT-Scan);
    o Brain, Spines, Abdomen, Extranvities, Chest, Pelvis, Ct-Angiogram and Ct-guided Biopsy


    · General Ultrasound examinations
    o Abdomen-Pelvic, small Parts, Vascular ultrasound, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Ultrasound guided Biopsy and Ultrasound guided Nephrostomy tube insertion


    · Mammography
    o Ductogram
    · Specialized Test
    o Gastrointestinal Tract (GIT):- Barium Swallow, Barium Meal and Barium Enema

    Collaborators
    · Pathologists Overseas: Pathology services
    · University of Utah, USA: Parasitology
    · University of Washington, USA: External quality assessment

     

    E-Mail : diagnostics@kathhsp.org

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