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Lancet Laboratories Tanzania is a dully registered company in Tanzania that offers Laboratory services to different groups. We employ over 120 young Tanzanian professionals running our ultramodern facilities at our Dar es Salaam Headquarters, our other laboratory in Dar es Salaam as well as across the country; Arusha, Moshi, Dodoma, Zanzibar, Mwanza and Mbeya.

As an independent laboratory, we provide exclusive referral services at competitive pricing to hospitals, clinics, laboratories, research Institutions and directly to the public all treated as high-value clients. We also offer home and office visits within Dar e salaam and other parts of the country for collection of specimens by trained phlebotomists.

Our team in Tanzania comprises two pathologists in Tanzania, supported by their 11 colleagues in Nairobi, over 100 Pathologists in South Africa and 500 Pathologists across Europe as thanks to your parent company Cerba Lancet Africa.

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ISo accreditation


We have a total of 10 laboratories in Tanzania including one in Zanzibar. Two of them are accredited by SADCAS (Lancet Conservation House), two are accredited by KENAS (Moshi Branch and Arusha Branch), the other 6 laboratories (including the Zanzibar branch) are in the process to be accredited.

Our two main laboratories are internationally accredited under ISO15189:2012, since March 2017 and March 2018 respectively being the first two private-owned laboratories to attain this accreditation.

We are registered with the Southern African Development Community Accreditation Services (SADCAS) and have successfully been audited every year since 2017.

We are offering the widest scope of accredited tests in Tanzania, leveraging our accreditations across all our laboratory departments from routine chemistry and hematology, to immunoassay and microbiology.

Our Referral Laboratory in Nairobi and South Africa all departments including histology, cytology, immunohistochemistry, and molecular Pathology are all ISO15189:2012 accredited.

Please visit under facility number MED016 for more details.

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We have also been inspected and audited by other independent organizations who use our facility for referral services including the Muhimbili National Hospital who uses us as their backup Laboratory, National Institute for Medical Research through BARC whom we are conducting a Clinical Trial Research for TB drug, among others.

Lancet Laboratories Tanzania Limited is part of Cerba Lancet Africa, a Joint Venture between Cerba Healthcare and Lancet Group of Laboratories. Cerba Lancet Africa operates a network of 170 sites across, Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. With its African network of more than 100 ISO-accredited laboratories, employing over 1,900 workers serving more than 5 million patients a year, Cerba Lancet Africa is now the leading force in local clinical pathology and medical diagnosis in Africa and is part of an internationally accredited pathology laboratory, the Cerba Lancet Africa Group.


To be the leading force in local medical diagnostics in Africa, while offering the highest standards of pathology and biomedical services to patients and medical communities across the continent.


To provide Africa with the best medical diagnostic solutions at world-class standards to improve the quality of life of communities.




We strive to treat everyone with kindness and cultivate respect in our relationships with our teams, partners, healthcare professionals, and patients for whom we work every day.



We act with the utmost rigour to improve the quality of our services by investing and developing men and women to obtain the best of each and everyone in the service of all.



We are committed to patients, healthcare professionals, our business and institutional partners to deliver accurate and useful results, ensuring confidentiality to improve everyone’s health.

Equity in Health


We keep engaging in new approaches to meet the needs and priorities of our local communities.

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