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Fees and Charges for Public Health Care Services provided by the Department of Health

LABORATORY SERVICES
Notes
(1) Request forms should be properly filled in and signed. Full particulars of the examinations required, the nature of specimen submitted and brief clinical notes are required. These requests should be addressed to the Consultant Medical Microbiologists / Consultant Pathologists, Department of Health. Unless otherwise specified or agreed by the Consultant Medical Microbiologists / Consultant Pathologists, all charges specified below are payable in advance or on demand.
(2) The Consultant Medical Microbiologists / Consultant Pathologists may refuse any sample.
(3) Samples submitted for examination will remain the property of the Government and may be disposed of in any way considered suitable by the Consultant Medical Microbiologists / Consultant Pathologists.
(4) The Government will not recognize any claims arising from the results of any examination.
(5) The cost for other special tests not listed below will be determined by the Consultant Medical Microbiologists / Consultant Pathologists according to the actual cost of the test.
(6) Specimens for laboratory testing must be referred by registered medical practitioners.
 
(A) Bacteriology (Clinical)
Charge ($)
  Agglutination test : ASOT, Weil-Felix
350
Serological test for bacterial & mycotic infections
370
Note: Examinations for typhoid, brucellosis, diphtheria, meningococcal meningitis, cholera and plague are free of charge.  
 
(B) Mycobacteriology
Charge ($)
  Culture for AFB in sputum
91
Drug sensitivity test minimum charge (determination of MIC for 3 drugs)
260
Drug sensitivity test (MIC) for each additional drug
120
Microscopic examination for AFB in sputum, urine, pus etc.
55
Positive culture slope for identification of TB only
130
Positive culture slope for identification of TB & typing of other mycobacteria
1,120
 
(C) Bacteriology (Public Health)
Charge ($)
  Bacteriological examination of water, milk, ice cream and other dairy products:
 
  Formal
430
  Informal
330
Bacteriological examination of food products:
 
  Complaint cases
1,530
  Other samples
1,480
 
(D) Chemical Pathology
Charge ($)
  Alanine aminotransferase (ALT)
41
Red cell folate
100
Serum folate
75
Serum, Vitamin B12
76
Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)
54
Thyroxin, free (T4, free)
59
Triiodothyronine, free (T3, free)
68
 
(E) Haematology and Serology
Charge ($)
  Anti-microsomal antibodies
255
Anti-thyroglobulin antibodies
255
Fluorescent treponema antibody absorption test (FTA-ABS)
205
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity (G6PD)(quantitative)
66
HLA B27 typing
880
Lymphocyte T4 : T8 count
1,010
TPHA
130
VDRL test for syphilis (quantitative)
135
 
(F) Virology
Charge ($)
  Antibody titre to single antigen
135
Culture for Chlamydia
210
Electron Microscopy
470
Hepatitis A antibody, IgM
170
Hepatitis B core antibody including IgM
175
Hepatitis B e antigen and antibody
120
Hepatitis B surface antibody
110
Hepatitis B surface antigen
120
Hepatitis C antibody
120
Hepatitis D antibody
200
Hepatitis E antibody
235
HTLV 1 antibody
140
Immunofluorescence test for single antigen (eg RSV, chlamydia)
220
PCR for virus
760
Serological Profile test for virus infection (2-6 Antigens)
255
Serological Profile test for virus infection (More than 6 Antigens)
345
Virus isolation
550
Virus isolation (Herpes simplex only)
190
Assay for Antibody to Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV 1&2)
245
Note: Confirmatory HIV antibody test on specimens received from private registered practitioners are free of charge on the conditions that:
  (i) Only specimens tested positive by 2 ELISA tests are accepted, i.e. the free test offered is for confirmation and not a preliminary screening test, and
  (ii) All referrals have to be channelled through private registered medical practitioners.
Note: Examinations for poliomyelitis, smallpox, rabies, Japanese B encephalitis, Dengue and Hantaan viruses are free of charge.
 
(G) The above charges include the issue of one copy of the report of examination.
 

 



Last Revision Date : 22 Mar 2007