Echocardiography is an important aspect of both inpatient and outpatient medical and cardiac services offered at Tenwek. The outpatient echo room is located next to the endoscopy office in the main hospital. 

Outpatient echocardiography and ECG are by appointmentPlease call the echo clinic between 8am and 5pm at 0713-210-465 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*Please Note- outpatient echo studies must be pre-paid. Please bring your receipt to the echo lab at the time of your study*


Tenwek Hospital offers advanced endoscopy diagnostics. Visit the Endoscopy page for more information


Tenwek Hospital Laboratory is made up of an inpatient facility and outpatient lab. The outpatient lab is open from 7:30AM to 7PM seven days a week. The inpatient lab is open 24/7. For outpatients looking for external diagnostics, please go to registration, then go to the laboratory to have your tests ordered.  You will then need to go to billing to pay for your tests before samples and analysis will be done.  Test result printouts are available. Questions please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Services Offered:

  • Blood Bank: Typing, cross-match, blood banking, transfusions.
  • Bacteriology: gram stain, india ink stain, KOH, culture (TSI, catalase, coagulase, indole, methyl red, simons citrate, antibiotic sensitivities)
  • Parasitology: Stool sample for ovarian cysts, malaria smears, occult blood, urinalysis, semen analysis.
  • Chemistry:Ammonia amylase, albumin, ALT, AST, alkaline phosphate, arterial blood gases, bilirubin, CSF analysis, creatinine, creatinine kinase, drug levels (phenobarbital, digoxin), elecrolytes(Magnesium, K+, Na+, calcium, iron) lipid profile, lipase, venous blood gases
  • Hematology:CBC (Hemoglobin, RBC/WBC with three part differential, platelets) Reticulocyte count, peripheral blood films, direct and indirect coombs test, antibody titration PT/INR, 
  • Serology: ELISA- (PSA, TSH, FT3, FT4, HIV), Rapid HIV, Hepatitis B&C, CD4, Craggs test for cryptococcus ag.  



Tenwek Hospital offers in-house cytology/pathology, enhancing the speed at which you get your results.  Cytology department is located past the surgical wards on the way to Maternity.


Cornelius CT Machine2Tenwek Hospital has a rapidly growing diagnostic imaging department that serves over 30,000 clients annually. After the installation of a CT scanner in 2011, generously donated by Toshiba, Tenwek has increased its coverage of consulting radiologists to approximately 30 weeks/year, and is expanding its teleradiology capabilities. Currently, the Friends of Tenwek organization and Rotary International are remodeling the radiology facility, installing a new X-ray machine and Ultrasound machines. Efforts are also underway to obtain a machine and build a Radiography/Fluoroscopy suite in 2015. 

Available Services:

  • CT: Head (with or without contrast), all different body, pyelogram/urogram, aortagram (thoracic, abdominal). No aniography available at this time.
  • X-ray:plain film, HSG, IVU, BE, Esophogram, bowel series, Upper GI (barium/gastrograffin) urethrogram, cystogram
  • Ultrasound: Abdomen, pelvis, obstetric, thyroid, doppler, scrotum, breast, muscles
  • Flouroscopy: Currently for the operating theater use only

Outpatient Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Ordering CT: Please call (+254)728-091-900 extension ???

*Please note: all outpatient imaging performed at Tenwek Hospital must be pre-paid, and operates on a first come-first serve basis.  For questions about pricing etc. call (+254)728-091-900 and ask to be directed to the department of interest (ultrasound, CT or x-ray)*