Vision: To serve as a Centre of Excellence in Medical Laboratory Diagnostic Services in Africa.
Mission: To offer quality assured reliable Medical Laboratory Diagnostic Testing results in the shortest possible turnaround time.
Goal: To contribute to the health and welfare of people through offering quality laboratory diagnostic services.
Motto: Here for Quality
MBN Clinical Laboratories was founded as a small partnership business and first registered in Uganda on 31st July 2008 as a partnership. MBN is now private limited company since February 2010. The core function of MBN is to offer Medical Laboratory Diagnostic Services. The laboratory has expertise in Molecular Diagnostics, DNA Diagnostics, Microbiology (Culture and Sensitivity testing), Immunodiagnostics, Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Microscopy, & Consultancy in Laboratory Services. In collaboration with other specialist pathologists, MBN also offers Histopathology services predominantly for cancer diagnostics.
MBN Clinical Laboratories has placed herself as a referral Medical laboratory in Uganda and for the neighbouring countries. The laboratory consistently provides quality assured laboratory services, and this is what makes it unique in the region. Read more
General Diagnostic Tests
PCR DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTS
DNA Testing is an accurate method for determining the biological relationship between individuals. The commonest form of DNA testing include:
- DNA Paternity Testing – to tell the biological father of a child [Read more]
- DNA Maternity Testing – to tell the biological mother of a child [Read more]
- DNA Relationship Testing – to tell presence/absence of biological relationships between individuals g. alleged brothers, alleged uncle-Nephew [Read more]
PCR DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) is a Nobel-prize winning technology and it is recognized as one of the most important scientific discoveries of our generation. PCR was invented in1983 by a Chemist named Kary Mullis, who was later awarded a Nobel Prize in 1993 for this landmark invention.
PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction. PCR Diagnostics, also known as Molecular Diagnostics or Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAATs means that in the sample being tested, we aim to detect nucleic acid molecules (DNA or RNA) to arrive at a diagnosis or provide clinically useful information for patient care.
We are an industry leader in ensuring exceptional quality testing in our state-of-the-art facilities. Diagnostic tests are used to detect, confirm, or rule out the presence of a disease or medical condition. They can be used to screen for certain conditions in people who are at increased risk; to evaluate the effects of treatment; or to monitor disease progression.
- Complete blood counts
- Anticoagulant Therapy Monitoring
- Blood Chemistry Analyses
- Therapeutic drug monitoring
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTS
Clinical chemistry refers to the biochemical analysis of body fluids. It uses chemical reactions to determine the levels of various chemical compounds in bodily fluids. Several simple chemical tests are used to detect and quantify different compounds in blood and urine, the most commonly tested specimens in clinical chemistry.
Techniques such as spectrophotometry, immunoassays, and electrophoresis are also used in clinical chemistry to measure the concentration of substances such as glucose, lipids, enzymes, electrolytes, hormones, proteins, and other metabolic products present in human blood and urine. [Read more]
Immunodiagnostic assays are procedures that utilize products of the immune response as integral parts of the test. Basically, immunodiagnostic assays use antibodies generated either against a single antigen or antigens associated with a specific analyte, pathogen, or disease condition.
Haematology is a branch of medical science that studies the morphology of blood and blood-forming tissues. It covers the cellular composition of blood, blood cell formation, haemoglobin synthesis and all related disorders. Haematological parameters are widely used to support diagnoses and treatment monitoring.
Haematology studies red and white blood cells and platelets, their relative proportions, general cell health and the diseases caused by imbalances between them.
GENERAL MEDICAL CHECK-UP AND PRE-EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION
What is general medical check-up?
A medical examination for people who are not feeling sick or are already sick but the disease is not yet showing serious symptoms.
Purpose of a general Medical Check-Up
- To detect disease that has no/minimal symptoms yet e.g. Diabetes, Pressure, Hepatitis, HIV, t.c.
- To identify risk factors for common chronic diseases and advise on what to do to prevent or delay their occurrence
How often should you do general Medical Check-Up?
This depends on your age, as follows:
|Age in years||How often?|
|Above 65||Once every year or when unusual symptoms are felt|
|45 – 64||Once every 3 years or when unusual symptoms are felt|
|19 – 44||Once every 5 years or when unusual symptoms are felt|
|School Children||Schools dictate; usually once every year is ok.|
The turn around time for a routine DNA test is 3 to 5 working days. However if you paid for an express DNA test which is always double the normal price, the turn around time is 1 day (24 hours).
Results for your tests can either be emailed to you on an email address you provided during sample collection or You could just walk in to any of our branches with a proof of payment.
Yes if you have lost your original copy of results we can always reprint for you but a cost of UGX 10,000 only.
We are currently located in 8 places. Our Head office is in Uganda, Kampala, Nakasero Road Plot 28, Other branches are in :
- Jinja: Next to TOTAL Fuel Station at Mailo Mbili,
- Mbale: Nabuyonga Rise Opposite Joy Hospice & Next to Montana Hospital
- Lira: Police Road, Opposite Margaritha Palace Hotel
- Gulu: Off Lacor Road, Next to St Monica
- Arua: Oda Road Anyafiyo
- MBARARA: High street-Bananuka Rd, Next to Tuwereza Shop
- Entebbe: John Babiha Road plot 15
DNA paternity test costs UGX 320,000/= only per sample and results are ready in 3 to 5 working days. For people who prefer an express DNA paternity test, the cost is UGX 640,000/= per sample and results are ready in 24 hours.
DNA relationship test costs UGX 550,000/= only per sample.
COVID-19 PCR test costs UGX 195,000/=. the antibody and antigen tests cost UGX75,000/= each.
MBN Clinical Laboratories accepts Cash payments in UGX and Mobile money transfers on MTN and Airtel lines. We also accept Visa Payments at MBN Kampala branch
A Professional & Care Provider
What Our Customers Say
“Professional Quality services.”
“State of the Art Services.”
“I have used Your services to have my PSA tests done. I have found them to be helpful and professional in performing the lab tests. They also have been prompt in reporting the results back to me. It is nice to be able to get the tests done without having to see a doctor “for permission!” I recommend this service for those who want to watch their own health as much as possible.”