Department of Immunology

LifeCare Hospitals is a leading healthcare provider in Kenya, offering a wide range of medical services including immunological tests and diagnostic services. We understand the importance of accurate and timely diagnosis in treating diseases and conditions. That's why we have state-of-the-art facilities and a team of experienced healthcare professionals to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care.

Types of immunity

Our immune system offers protection against disease. This protection is called immunity.

We have three types of immunity:

  • Innate immunity: We are born with innate (or natural) immunity, a type of general protection. For example, the skin acts as a barrier and blocks germs from entering the body. And the immune system recognizes when invaders are foreign and could be dangerous.

  • Adaptive immunity: Adaptive (or active) immunity develops throughout our lives. We develop adaptive immunity when exposed to diseases or get immunized against them with vaccines.
  • Passive immunity: Passive immunity gets transferred to us from another source. It lasts for a short time. For example, antibodies in a mother's breast milk give temporary immunity to diseases against which the mother has been exposed.

What are immunological tests?

There are immunological tests for many different medical conditions and purposes. They can test for allergies, cancer or pregnancy and carry out routine tests in hospitals or rapid tests at home. The immunological tests used in laboratories are made by producing artificial antibodies that match the substance or germ in question. When these antibodies come into contact with a sample of blood, urine or stool, they bind to the matching substance or germ if found in the given sample. This reaction shows whether the germ or substance is present or not.

A female patient self collecting nasal samples.

Immunological tests can diagnose congenital or acquired immune diseases, differentiate between different forms of rheumatoid arthritis, or monitor the progression of an existing medical condition, such as certain tumors.

Immunological Tests in Kenya: Diagnostic Services Offered by LifeCare Hospitals

  • At LifeCare Hospitals, we offer a wide range of immunological tests in Kenya to help diagnose and treat various diseases and conditions. Our tests are performed using the latest technology and equipment to ensure accurate and reliable results. Here are some of the immunological tests we offer:
  • Allergy testing: Allergies can cause a wide range of symptoms, from sneezing and coughing to skin rashes and hives. Our allergy tests help identify the specific allergen that is causing your symptoms, so you can avoid it and get the appropriate treatment.
  • Autoimmune disease testing: Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the body. Our tests can help diagnose autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.
  • HIV testing: HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system and can lead to AIDS if left untreated. Our HIV tests are confidential and can provide accurate results within minutes.
  • Hepatitis testing: Hepatitis is a viral infection that can cause liver damage if left untreated. Our tests can help diagnose hepatitis A, B, and C. Cancer markers: Cancer markers are substances produced by cancer cells that can be detected in the blood. Our tests can help detect various types of cancer, including breast, prostate, and colon cancer.


Do you have any Questions? We are here!


No, you do not need a referral to get immunological tests at LifeCare Hospitals. You can simply walk in and get the tests done

Yes, we strive to make our diagnostic services affordable for our patients. We offer various payment options, including insurance, to make it easier for you to receive the care you need.

Yes, we encourage our patients to schedule appointments for diagnostic services to ensure timely and efficient care. You can schedule an appointment by calling our hospital or by using our online appointment scheduling system.

Why choose us?

Safe Care: Delivering health care which minimizes risks and harm to service users.

Reliable Care: Ability to successfully provide safe and person-centered care repeatedly. That we are effective, efficient and accessible/timely.

Patient Experience: Patients are an integral part of experiencing quality and safety related processes and are the ultimate recipients of care and judges of quality. That we are equitable and patient-centered in service delivery.


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