Our History

Established almost 60 years ago in the heart of Johannesburg’s central business district, Lancet Laboratories is one of South Africa’s original private pathology laboratories.

In 1996 the main laboratory moved out of the CBD and into the suburb of Richmond. Strategically situated next to Johannesburg’s main highway, our current location enables us to effectively service the whole of the Gauteng region.

In 2000, Lancet Laboratories merged with the Durban pathology practice, Pillay MacIntosh & Partners, helping to expand our geographical footprint and consolidate pathology expertise. Prior to this merger, Pillay MacIntosh commenced operations in 1986 and rapidly grew throughout KwaZulu-Natal. Historically, a referral system between the two laboratories had always existed, making this union a natural progression and formalisation of the relationship.

More recently, Lancet Laboratories merged with the Dyson and Niehaus Laboratories in Pretoria and the Independent Pathology Services in Alberton, Johannesburg. This has allowed us to extend our reach in the province of Gauteng and importantly, it enables us to deliver efficient turn-around times to the satisfaction of our clients. Today, Lancet Laboratories continues to grow and develop, with a special focus on bringing cutting edge pathology services to the continent. In addition to South Africa, we currently operate in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.