Laboratory and Pathology

Services

Full Services at TTM Laboratory covers:

  1. Processing of urgent requests
  2. Processing of non-urgent tests based on time and order of receipt
  3. Phlebotomy services for patients from GPs and hospital clinics
  4. Donor Bleeding
  5. Specimen receipt from wards
  6. Mortuary services

Restricted Services at TTM Laboratory covers:

  1. Processing of urgent requests
  2. Processing of non urgent tests based on time and order of receipt
  3. Donor bleeding (when required)
  4. Specimen receipt from wards
  5. Mortuary services (when required)

 

Working Hours

Normal Working Hours
The NHS Laboratory normal working operating hours are based on normal working hours stipulated in the NHS Working Conditions Manual

 

Normal Working Hours
Monday – Friday Full Service * 0800 – 1700 hours
Donor Bleeding *
Monday – Friday 0900 – 1600 hours

* Donor Bleeding is carried out at the new Blood Centre at the Primary Health Care Building (Old Labour Ward building opposite Sefo’s Rental Building)

 

After Hours
The NHS Laboratory services will deliver its services to restricted laboratory tests as there will be minimal laboratory staff working during this period.  This includes Samoa Government Public Holidays and on weekends.  Laboratory services will primarily focus on inpatients and the Emergency Department only.

 

After Hours
Monday – Friday Restricted Services 1700 – 07550 hours
Weekends & Public Holidays Restricted Services 1200 – 2330 hours

 

Costs of Laboratory Services

Patient-Care Related Testing
Citizens/Residents Non-residents
1. Children below 15 years FREE $30
2. Women for Maternal Health Conditions FREE $30
3. Communicable Diseases Clinic Referrals FREE $30
4. Mental Health Clinic Referral FREE $30
5. Elderly 65+ years (must always present valid NPF Pensioner’s ID) FREE $30
6. Blood Donation/Bleeding FREE FREE
7. All others not listed (1-6) above $5 $30
Tests not related to Direct Patient Care
1. Immigration relating testing $30 $50
2. Fitness for work screening $30 $50
3. Sports screening $30 $50
4. Repeated tests for 1-3 above $5 per Lab Section $10 per Lab Section
Morgue and Chapel Services
Preparation of body for burial $150 $300
Per night morgue storage fees $50 $100
Chapel hire service fees $50 $100
Post Mortem FREE FREE