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DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd., Ansari Square, Third Street, Shahr-e-Nau, Kabul, Afghanistan

The DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. is proud to be able to offer an extensive range of laboratory services covering the entire spectrum of clinical diagnostics.

All of our laboratory services are carried out in strict adherence to German regulations:

  • We participate in quarterly external quality control testing with two authorized German reference laboratories.
  • We purchase and import exclusively reagents, calibrators, test kits and quality control serums from Germany.
  • We perform daily internal quality controls with test serums provided by HUMAN Diagnostics in Germany.
  • HUMAN Diagnostics is our prime and leading supplier for analyzers, laboratory equipment, analytical and technical devices, reagents, test kits, calibrators and quality control material.
    HUMAN develops and manufactures in Germany laboratory diagnostic products.
  • We provide calibrated measurements every time, AND DO NOT engage in factor-based results calculations to save on reagents costs.
  • Our analytical equipment is maintained and checked regularly by authorized service engineers.
  • Our laboratory reagents are stored in a temperature-controlled environment for which 24 hour cool chain logs are maintained.
About HUMAN Diagnostics:
The main laboratory HUMAN Diagnostics is our primary supplier of analyzers, laboratory equipment, analytical and technical devices, reagents, test kits, calibrators and quality control materials.
HUMAN Diagnostics is a world –leading developer and manufacturer of diagnostic laboratory products headquartered in Germany and provide products of exceptionally high quality at internationally competitive prices.
This permits us, in turn, to render to our esteemed patients services with quality “made in Germany” at and in many cases below local standard pricing.
Diagnostics cool chain We are constantly evaluating the diagnostics market for tests becoming available that would benefit our valued clients and have been adding to our offering continuously.

Please find here our > Laboratory Request Form < which, in particular, external physicians may want to use when making referrals to our diagnostic facility.

This and other documents may also be obtained from our > downloads< section.

Should you wish to enquire about the availability of specific tests please feel free to contact Mr. K.C. Diering, Chief Medical Coordinator, via (in English and German).
For information about turn-around times or follow up on pending laboratory results, please call our laboratory reception on +93 (0)706 060142.

Haematology analyzer
  • Complete blood count - 19 parameters, standard
  • Complete blood count - 21 parameters, differential
  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
  • Prothrombin time / INR
  • Blood grouping (A-B-O-D Rh)
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Clinical chemistry:
  • Albumin
  • Alkaline phosphatase
  • Alpha amylase
  • Anti-streptolysin-O (ASO)
  • Bilirubin direct
  • Bilirubin total
  • CK
  • CKMB
  • Creatinine (Enzymatic method)
  • CRP
  • D-Dimer (qualitative / quantitative)
  • Ferritin (5 point calibration)
  • Gamma-GT
  • Gamma-OT (ASAT)
  • Gamma-PT (ALAT)
  • IgE total (qualitative)
  • Iron (TPTZ method)
  • LDH
  • Lipase
  • Myoglobin (qualitative)
  • Pancreas amylase
  • Protein total
  • Total iron binding capacity (TIBC)
  • Troponin I
  • Urea (Kinetic UV method)
  • Uric acid
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Electrolyte analyzer
  • Calcium (total)
  • Chloride
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Sodium & potassium
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A hyperlipaemic blood sample
Lipid & glucose monitoring:
  • Cholesterol
  • HDL & LDL cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • Glucose (Hexokinase UV method)
  • Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
  • Glycohaemoglobin (HbA1c)
  • Oral glucose tolerance testing (OGT)
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Vitamin levels:
  • 25-OH Vitamin D (total)

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Thyroid parameter ELISA testing plate
Thyroid monitoring:
  • Thyrotropin ELISA (TSH)
  • Free triiodothyronine ELISA (fT3)
  • Free thyroxine ELISA (fT4)
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Tumour markers ELISA testing plate
Tumour markers:
  • Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)
  • Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)
  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
  • Free prostate-specific antigen (fPSA)
  • CA 125 AG (Cancer Antigen 125)
  • CA 15-3 AG (Cancer Antigen 15-3)
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Pregnancy testing
Pregnancy testing / Hormone levels:
  • DHEA-S (Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate)
  • Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
  • Estradiol
  • FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)
  • LH(Luteinizing Hormone)
  • Progesterone
  • PRL (Prolactin)
  • Testosterone
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TORCH ELISA testing plate
TORCH screening during pregnancy:
  • TORCH ELISA (IgM) screening for antibodies to Cytomegalovirus, Herpes simplex virus, Rubella virus and Toxoplasma gondii to detect acute infections in just one test
  • Brucella ELISA (IgG)
  • Brucella ELISA (IgM)
  • Cytomegalovirus ELISA (CMV) (IgG)
  • Cytomegalovirus ELISA (CMV) (IgM)
  • Herpes simplex virus ELISA (IgG)
  • Herpes simplex virus ELISA (IgM)
  • Rubella virus ELISA (IgG)
  • Rubella virus ELISA (IgM)
  • Toxoplasma gondii antibodies ELISA (IgG)
  • Toxoplasma gondii antibodies ELISA (IgM)
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Rapid Cultures incl. Susceptibility within 24 hours:
Growths and Count Identification Susceptibility

Afghanistan presents world wide the highest rate of antibiotic per head consumption. For this reason we are very proud to introduce three different culture systems that provides count, identification and susceptibility testing within 24 hours.

This enables physicians to prescribe the right and potent antibiotic treatment within 24 hours.

  1. Genital / Semen Culture System:
    • Clinical specimens:
      • Vaginal / Urethral swabs / Seminal fluid / Rectal swabs
    • Microbial identification:
      • 12 pathogens incl. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma.
    • Susceptibility Testing:
      • 9 Antibiotics

  2. Pathogenic System:
    • Clinical specimens:
      • Pharyngeal, cutaneous, auricular & ophthalmic (AMIS/Gel) swabs.
      • Expectorate, exudates
      • Blood (Culture)
      • other clinical specimens
    • Microbial identification:
      • 16 pathogens incl. Beta-hemolytic Streptococcus
    • Susceptibility Testing:
      • 17 Antibiotics

  3. Urine Culture System:
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For further details about the rapid cultures please open our information sheet with this link:

> Overview culture systems<

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Infectious disease testing
Infectious disease / other screening tests:
  • Chlamydia trachomatis LPS antigen
  • Dengue fever antibodies (IgG, IgM)
  • Helicobacter pylori antibodies (IgG, IgM)
  • HIV 1 & 2 antibodies (3rd generation test)
  • HIV 1, 2, 0 & P24 antibodies and antigens ELISA (3rd generation test)
  • Infectious mononucleosis heterophilic antibodies
  • Influenza A & B (H1N1, H5N1, H5N3, H7N3, H9N2)
  • Streptococcal group A antigen (throat swab)
  • Streptococcal group B antigen (vaginal swab)
  • Treponoma pallidum antibodies (syphilis) (IgG, IgA, IgM)
  • TPHA (syphylis) (qualitative)
  • TPHA titer (syphylis)
  • Neisseria gonorrhoea antigen (swab)
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Hepatitis ELISA testing plate
Hepatitis ELISA testing:
  • Hepatitis A antibodies ELISA (IgM)
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) (qualitative)
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen ELISA (HBsAg)
  • Hepatitis B envelope antigen ELISA (HBeAg)
  • Hepatitis B anti-HBs ELISA
  • Hepatitis B anti-HBc ELISA (total IgG + IgM)
  • Hepatitis B anti-HBc ELISA (IgM capture)
  • Hepatitis B anti-HBe ELISA
  • Hepatitis C antibodies (qualitative)
  • Hepatitis C anti-HCV ELISA
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Salmonella and dysentery testing
Salmonella & dysentery:
  • Febrile antigen titer (Salmonella typhi H,O & paratyphi AH, AO, BH, BO, CH, CO)
  • Salmonella & shigella stool culture
  • Salmonella & shigella stool antigen testing
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Tuberculosis microscopy
Tuberculosis screening:
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis antibodies (IgG, IgA, IgM)
  • Sputum smear testing for acid-fast bacteria (CDC compliant)
  • Tuberculin skin test (Mantoux / PPD) (5 TU, calibrated to RT 23 SSI)
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Malaria testing
Malaria testing:
  • HRP 2* / pLDH* antigen (qualitative)
  • Thick & thin blood film
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Rheumatoid disease testing cuvettes
Rheumatoid disease testing:
  • Anti-nuclear antibodies ELISA (ANA) (IgG, IgA, IgM)
  • Rheumatoid factors (IgG, IgA, IgM)
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Urine analysis
Urine analysis:
  • Urine microscopic examination
  • Urine strip test - 13 parameters
  • human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG)
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Drugs of abuse testing
Drugs of abuse screening:
  • Multi drug panel - 12 parameters (Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Buprenorphine, Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Ecstasy, Methaqualon, Opiates & Morphine, Methadone, Phencyclidine, Tricyclic Antidepress, Marijuana / Cannabis).
  • Alcohol / Ethanol screening
  • Oxycodone screening
  • Sample adulteration control
  • Supervised sample collection
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Stool testing
Stool testing:
  • Fecal parasites (direct)
  • Fecal parasites (direct & concentrating)
  • Occult blood test (detection limit 60 ng/ml)
  • Occult blood test for haemoglobin & haemoglobin-haptoglobin complex (detection limit 20 ng/ml)
  • Hepatitis A stool antigen testing
  • Helicobacter pylori stool antigen testing
  • Clostridium Difficile (Toxin A+B)
  • Rotavirus stool antigen testing
  • Salmonella & shigella stool culture
  • Salmonella & shigella stool antigen testing
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