News on Lancet at Goodlife Launch
Goodlife Pharmacy and the Lancet Group of Labs ink deal to offer quality lab tests
Goodlife Pharmacy and the Lancet Group of Labs have inked a collaborative partnership deal that will, from this month, see Lancet establish and operate laboratory patient service centres within selected Goodlife Pharmacy stores to enable easier, better and more convenient access to quality lab test services to patients and health consumers.
The innovative partnership brings together Goodlife’s and Lancet’s mutual objective to provide a differentiated new level of quality services closer to the people who won’t need to necessarily go to medical facilities such as hospitals or medical clinics to access lab tests. Through this partnership with Goodlife’s growing network, Lancet’s laboratory footprint will be doubled across Kenya, enabling patients and health consumers to access a wide range of quality laboratory services in a convenient and comfortable setting that they frequent during their regular routines.
In his speech, Mr. Amaan Khalfan, emphasized on how the two brands are associated with quality and excellence in services, which formed the natural attraction for the partnership. He expressed his excitement on how this partnership will ensure that Goodlife customers will be able to now access internationally accredited laboratory testing in the convenience of Goodlife Pharmacy stores unlike other pharmacies that run tests without having duly registered laboratories.
The first six (6) Lancet@Goodlife patient service centres have already been set-up at Greenspan Mall, Ridgeways mall Kiambu, Valley Arcade Mall Lavington, Langata Road Karen, Rupa’s Mall Eldoret and Westgate Mall in Westlands. These will be followed by more than 30 other centres expected to be launched this year in Kenya and in Uganda.
These lab service centres are being co-branded “Lancet at Goodlife” or “Lancet@Goodlife” labs, offering lab services to patients in easily accessible, secure, convenient and comfortable environments provided by Goodlife stores, whereby patients will be served in dedicated and customised phlebotomy rooms located within selected Goodlife stores across the country. Patients and health consumers will also be able to check-in at the pharmacy store and be reviewed at the lab patient service centre. All samples will be collected professionally, handled to the highest possible standards, and sent to an accredited Lancet laboratory facility where tests will be carried out, with results availed to the patient and designated doctor electronically.
With the convenient location of Goodlife stores, this partnership will enable patients coming from seeing their doctors with lab and pharmacy prescriptions, to access both services with one visit.
Goodlife Pharmacy is a fast-growing Pharmacy and health hub and only one of its kind in East Africa. Founded in 2013, the company provides trusted pharmaceuticals, personal care and beauty products to customers across the population from its convenient locations – with a total reach of over 1.2 million people.
Goodlife also offers a range health services including Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, Body Mass Index, Malaria and Family Nutrition, Doctor Consultations, Laboratory Services in selected locations.
Pathologists Lancet Kenya Limited is part of the Lancet Group of Laboratories, originally founded in South Africa and home-grown in Africa to become a leading pathology laboratory service in the continent.
They provide vital diagnostic, monitoring and screening testing from routine to specialised and esoteric tests through standalone laboratory facilities and in partnership with other institutions/organizations.
Committed to providing diagnostic excellence, Lancet adhere to international criteria set out according to ISO Standard 15189 in all our service points. Our main laboratory is ISO15189 certified and accredited by SANAS since 2010, while our other key branch laboratories are accredited by KENAS.