Medical laboratories provide testing on clinical specimens to obtain information about the health of a patient to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease.
Cayman has the latest equipment and fully qualified doctors as well as technicians who perform blood analysis (glucose, cholesterol and HIV testing, DNA tests and others), urinalysis, CT scans, MRIs, X-rays, bone density, digital mammography, echocardiograms, stress tests and thallium scans.
All three hospitals on-Island house medical laboratories. The Pathology Laboratory of the HSA is the de-facto national laboratory and serves much of the population of the Cayman Islands. It is the only Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited medical laboratory in the Cayman Islands. Requests are received at HSA for approximately 500,000 laboratory tests every year from Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman and the services include clinical chemistry, haematology, microbiology, blood banking, serology, cytopathology and histopathology. In addition to the hospital-based laboratories, there are also stand-alone and clinic-based private medical laboratories in Grand Cayman.
These include the following: