Clinical Laboratory Services (CLS) is a division of the Wits Health Consortium of the University of the Witwatersrand School of Pathology, Johannesburg South Africa.
It was established in the year 2000 by the Head of Research at CLS, Prof Wendy Stevens to offer diagnostic laboratory services for clinical trials, research studies and hospitals linked to the academic complex.
As CLS is committed to supporting research and ensuring we have a strong academic link. All revenue generated at CLS is fed back into the School of Pathology to grow all disciplines of pathology and research within the University of the Witwatersrand.
Wits Pathology, the division of CLS dealing with private patients, was opened on the 8th January 2004.It is positioned to offer a specialized diagnostic pathology academic service to the clinician and provide a professional, caring environment to the patient.
The DGMC (Donald Gordon Medical Centre) is geared to offer super specialty medicine such as Oncology, Surgery, Hepatology, Nephrology, Medicine, Orthopaedics and Transplantation.
The academic Transplant division headed by Prof Russell Britz/Prof Jean Botha is in line with international standards and adheres to the International criteria.
Wits Pathology is an integral part of the Transplant Team. Rotation of senior registrars, overseen by Consultants, through DGMC as a teaching exercise, exposes the registrars to new elements in medicine, preparing our Wits Graduates to the needs of the private pathology market.
Wits Pathology was involved in the first Pancreas after Kidney (PAK) transplant in Johannesburg. Recently the first pediatric Related Liver Transplants (mother to child) were performed.
Wits Pathology together with the Immuno Haematology Department of the University of Witwatersrand, are amongst the leaders in Virtual Cross Matching for renal transplants.