Laboratory

Established: 1999 (Microbiology addition: 2005)
Staff: 2 doctors and 15 medical lab technicians
Capacity: storage for up to 30L of banked blood; electrolyte machine, haemotology analyser, CD4 analysis (for HIV+ patients)
Treatments: 5,500 per month
Operating Costs:$273,619

Angkor Hospital for Children’s on-site laboratory strives to be a model for other health care facilities with its strict adherence to international protocols and standards. The laboratory staff conduct more than 66,000 diagnostic tests each year to inform our doctors’ treatment plan for each child.


Treatment: Blood Bankchr_9725

Angkor Hospital for Children has its own blood bank to ensure that blood transfusions are able to immediately available for patients who need them. The bank relies on blood donations from the public to ensure supplies are maintained. Read HERE about how you can support us and donate blood.


Treatment: Improving Diagnosis and Treatment with Microbiology Laboratory Data

In 2005, Angkor Hospital for Children established our microbiology laboratory in collaboration with the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Research Unit. The laboratory analyses specimens to accurately diagnose and treat children with infections.


Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit

Angkor Hospital for Children has worked closely with the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit to set up the microbiology laboratory. This partnership was formalised in early 2013, resulting in the formation of the Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit (COMRU). COMRU’s mission statement is to lead and collaborate on research aimed at identifying, improving diagnostics and treatment for, and preventing the major causes of childhood morbidity and mortality in Cambodia and similar low and middle income countries. Within AHC, the unit supports the activities of diagnostic microbiology laboratory to ensure that AHC doctors can accurately diagnose and treat children with infections. The data generated by the microbiology laboratory is used to inform treatment algorithms within the hospital and also throughout Cambodia. COMRU actively supports the development of research expertise in junior Cambodian researchers.