Departments in UHK

Clinical Microbiology

The Clinical Microbiology department is primarily involved in the diagnosis of infectious diseases and provides a routine diagnostic service to UHK and to general practitioners (GPs) in the catchment area.

Key Services

This department offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic services in routine Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology, Mycology, Parasitology, Serology and Virology as well as consultation in microbiology, infectious diseases and antibiotic utilisation and provision of statistical and cumulative data for infectious disease monitoring. It has a Public Health Laboratory, which is accredited to the international standard ISO17025 for food, water and hygiene testing.

The proper selection, collection and transport of specimens to the laboratory is, an essential part of the quality assurance of the microbiology laboratory. The laboratory is committed to the use of accredited examination procedures and methods that will ensure the highest achievable quality of all tests performed. Results are reported rapidly and phoned if necessary to ensure timely intervention for optimum patient care.


Via UHK Switch
Tel: (066) 718400

Key People

Dr. Mamoun El Sheikh, Consultant Microbiologist – temporary