National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS)

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X8, Sandringham, 2131
Physical Modderfontein Road, Sandringham, Johannesburg
Tel 011 386 6000
Fax 011 386 6620


The National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) is a public health laboratory service with approximately 288 laboratories across the nine provinces, excluding depots, and serves 80% of the population of South Africa.

Its vision is to be South Africa's centre of excellence for innovative laboratory medicine. Its mission is to: provide quality, affordable and sustainable health laboratory medicine, provide training for health science education and undertake innovative and relevant research.

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