In 1981, Dr. Balmiki Ramsaran, along with his brother Dr Joe Ramsaran, founded St. Augustine Medical Laboratory. Dr B Ramsaran is the Medical Laboratory Director of the St. Augustine Medical Laboratory. From over 30 years in existence, we have grown to a family of over 50 employees based in our several branches.
In 2008, the St. Augustine Medical Laboratory became the Caribbean’s first medical laboratory to achieve accreditation to the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) medical laboratory standard, ISO 15189. The certificate of accreditation was granted by the Quality Management Program – Laboratory Services (now known as the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH), a subsidiary of the Ontario Medical Association of Canada). Our accreditation demonstrates the laboratory’s commitment to quality and competence.
St. Augustine Medical Laboratory offers a comprehensive range of medical laboratory testing services both to individuals and organizations. The Laboratory is accredited for over 180 tests including International Accreditation (ISO 15189) on all tests done in Molecular Diagnostics, with the newest addition as COVID 19 RT-PCR and COVID 19 Antibody testing (IgA, IgM, IgG).
24-Hour medical laboratory services are available at St. Clair Medical Center and St. Augustine Private Hospital.
To become the leading medical laboratory in the Caribbean Free Market and Economic Region and also to be one which can be favourably compared with similar laboratories in the more developed regions of the globalized world.
Is one of excellence which is enshrined in our quality policy of providing our clients with accurate and timely results in an environment which is fully supportive of their needs for reliability and confidentiality.
Deputy Medical Director