Kandy receives boost in quality medical laboratory service

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Lanka Hospital Diagnostics launches state-of-the-art medical laboratory with supreme quality

With astounding success and highest quality of their medical laboratory services in Colombo and suburbs, Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics (LHD) recently launched their newest lab testing facility in Kandy. The project commenced with the objective of meeting the medical laboratory requirements of the people in Kandy and the entire Central Province.


The city of Kandy was the selected location because of its accessibility and its expanding appeal for quality Medicare attention. The growing demand for a wider range of medical tests and fast diagnostic services were also reasons in selecting the hill capital.

The newly opened state-of-the-art medical laboratory, Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics (LHD) is a replication of the well-respected laboratory services in Colombo and offers a record number of 400 tests. This facility houses ultra modern quality controlled equipment and qualified technicians with highly accurate automated test result generation.

The laboratory will provide an integrated web based reporting, web downloading and SMS alert service to the patients thereby providing convenience, saving time and cost as well as an efficient service in times of urgency.

With over 200 sample collection centres spreading across Matale, Naula, Mahiyangana, Gampola, Kegalle, Hatton and more, Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics (LHD) in Kandy covers a vast geography to service the medical needs of over 2.4 million people.

With the objective of providing faster medical test results with the highest accuracy, Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics (LHD) will enrol in the ISO 15189 quality management program for its newly established laboratory in Kandy which will be duly accredited in the near future.

“The opening of the new laboratory is the culmination of a great effort that we began two years ago,” Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics (LHD) Chairman Dr. Sarath Paranavithana said in an official statement. He further added, “In our quest to provide unmatched laboratory services, we have spent well over Rs. 80 million to establish this state-of-the-art facility to the people of Kandy and suburbs, as we feel they too deserve the best.” As the only medical health laboratory in Sri Lanka to achieve the gold standards of laboratory accreditation in the world, Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics (LHD) has been awarded the most prestigious quality assurance recognition from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), USA. CAP accreditation is the most difficult and stringent lab accreditation globally.


Adding to the growing importance of accuracy and timeliness in medical testing, Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics (LHD) Director Dr. Dilani Lokuhetti stated, “With the highest form of international accreditation, our Kandy laboratory adheres to strict standards and regulations to provide the best in service. We are proud to be in Kandy, and associate with a growing number of partnerships with both public and private hospitals and other medical institutions.”

Medical care services stemming from diagnostic investigation and sample reporting within a few hours are essential for patients who demand to have quick lab reports and accurate reporting for further treatment. As such, Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics (LHD) is focused on driving sustainable value creation with the goal of being the best medical services laboratory in the country.

Centrally located at the hub of medical services at No. 174, Old Peradeniya Road, Kandy, Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics (LHD) laboratory has already derived immense positive responses from the hospitals and doctors in the Central Province.