Automated smartphone-based cough audio classification for rapid tuberculosis triage testing (Cough Audio triaGE for TB) CAGE-TB. CAGE-TB aims to improve TB screening by using a smartphone app that can detect a TB cough. CAGE-TB TB cough audio will not replace normal TB testing but will be a way to filter patients most likely to have TB so that they can access specialized TB testing and care.

Genomics, Molecular and Immunology Laboratories

The Genomics, Molecular and Immunology Laboratories (GMI Labs) are diagnostic, research, and training facilities, focused on both infectious and non-infectious diseases or conditions. The GMI Laboratories provide laboratory services to all healthcare providers, including physicians, researchers, epidemiologists, students, and all health care policymakers, for the benefit of patients and the global community.

The GMI Laboratories are located at the Department of Immunology and Molecular Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, under Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). Structure wise, they constitute two Units; The Genomics and Molecular Unit and the Immunology Unit.  The Genomics and Molecular Unit is located on the third floor (Level 3), Pathology-Microbiology Building, while the Immunology Unit is on first floor or level 1 School of Medicine building at Makerere University College of Health Sciences.

Access to the Genomics and Molecular Unit is through the Main Entrance located immediately near the elevator, with restricted access to the non-long-term staff and clients. As well, the clients and other stakeholders can access the Genomics and Molecular Biology Unit by use of stairs running from the ground floor of Pathology-Microbiology Building to the Third floor of the same building via the side where Makerere University Walter Reed Project Laboratories are located.

Immunology Laboratory

Available services;

  • ELISA Tests
  • HSC-2
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Rubella
  • CMV HBsAg
  • HPV
  • Interleukins
  • IFN-yTNF-a
  • QuantiFERON TB
  • Gold plus in tube
  • IgE
  • Serology
  • COVID-19
  • HIV rapid Test
  • RpR
  • TPHA
  • Serum HCG
  • Urine Lam

Other assays

  • Cytotoxicity Assays
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Cell sorting
  • Cell & Tissue Culture
  • Luminex assays
  • Multiplexing
  • Whole blood assays

Microbiology Laboratory

  • Gram Stain
  • ZN stain
  • Stool analysis
  • Body fluid analysis and culture
  • Semen analysis
  • Urine analysis and Culture
  • Stool analysis and Culture
  • Sputum culture and sensitivity
  • Blood culture and sensitivity
  • Fungal Culture

Mycobacteriology Laboratory

Available services;

  • Gene Xpert for TB and SARS-CoV-2
  • TB culture; -Solid, LJ, 7H10 & 7H11
  • Liquid MGIT
  • TB Identification; MPT64 & Gene Xpert
  • TB Microscopy; ZN & FM
  • Quantification Cultures
  • TB-Drug Susceptibility Testing
  • Urine LAM
  • Mycobacteria culture and Sensitivity

Anatomy Laboratory

The following services are available;

  • Embalming Services
  • Body handling services and storage
  • Body cosmetology


The following services are available;

  • HIV antibody
  • CD4/CD8 count
  • Hepatitis B & C screening
  • TPHA
  • Rheumatoid factor
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Typhi Ab/Ag reaction test
  • BAT
  • HCG
  • ASOT
  • ANA
  • Tuberculin skin test
  • Mrdt
  • ABO blood grouping
  • Rhesus factor
  • Anti-human globulin test
  • CrAg test serum
  • FT3, FT4FT, FT4 & TSH
  • LH, FSH
  • Progesterone, Testerone
  • Estradiol
  • Cancer Antigen (CA 15-3, CA125, CEA)
  • Gram stain
  • CBC
  • Hemoglobin
  • WBC differential and total count
  • ESR
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • LFT & RFT
  • LP (Lipid profile)
  • CD (cardiac profile)
  • DP (Diabetes profile)
  • AP (Anaemia profile)
  • PP (Pancreatic profile)
  • IP (Immunity profile)
  • CRP (C-reactive profile)
  • ADA (Lung Panel)
  • HbAlc
  • Apoliprotein (AP,BI)
  • COOMB Test (Direct/Indirect)
  • Total Prostate Specific Antigen
  • Alpha feto protein (AFP)
  • Fasting Lipid Profile
  • Glucose-Fasting and Random
  • Cardiac Enzymes

Pathology Laboratory

The following services are available at the Pathology Lab

  • Histology
  • Pap SMEAR cytology
  • Effusions cytology
  • Other body fluids cytology
  • FNA
  • ZN staining
  • Giemsa staining
  • H-pylori
  • PAS staining
  • ER, PR, HER2 staining
  • CD45, CD20, CDK 6 staining
  • Karyotyping

Medical and Molecular Laboratories (MML)

We are Not-for-Profit Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) that was established at Makerere University College of Health Sciences in response to enormous gaps in health research, training and service delivery at Makerere University and partner institutions in Uganda.

MML supports and facilitates research and training at Makerere University with special emphasis on clinical and diagnostic laboratories in the disciplines of Human Anatomy, Pathology, Clinical Microbiology, Mycobacteriology, Immunology, and Molecular Biology.