Our dedicated in-house laboratory enables us to perform the majority of the tests we require right here at the hospital.
Test results are normally available within 24 hours, and in some cases the tests may even be run and the results obtained while you wait.
Some more specialised tests are sent to a leading external laboratory.
Radiography is an important tool in many diagnoses.
The hospital has a specially designated x-ray suite including a powerful digital x-ray machine, which allows us to see the image on screen within seconds of taking the exposure.
We also have the facility to take dental radiographs.
Ultrasound scanning is a valuable diagnostic tool and we have a human-grade ultrasound machine on site. One benefit of ultrasound scanning is that it can often be used without giving the patient anaesthetic and it is a non-invasive procedure.
It can be used in a range of situations from pregnancy diagnosis to examination of the heart, liver, kidneys and other internal organs.
Endoscopy enables us to take samples from the stomach, intestines and colon less invasively by use of a camera. This is very important for the investigations of certain conditions such as ongoing vomiting or diarrhoea.