About the laboratory
Life | Nova+ offers biomedical laboratory services specialised in the detection of various diseases through latest medical testing techniques. We play a pivotal role in elevating the level of diagnostic accuracy, technological equipment, customer experience and empathetic service in the health sector in Mauritius.
Life | Nova+ stands out by its high level of service, cutting-edge technology, and state-of-the-art instrumentation in the fields of molecular biology, clinical microbiology, immunology, clinical biochemistry, haematology cytopathology and histopathology. We have a unique setup in the BioPark with highly qualified and competent laboratory personnel educated in Mauritius and around the world constituting a pool of unequalled expertise.
Based on these very assets, Life | Nova+ offers extremely accurate and fast diagnostics at affordable prices covering a wide range of pathologies. The high level of service of its team is one of the laboratory’s greatest strengths; the staff is trained to accompany and support patients with the greatest warmth and care using the latest sampling tools public within a good laboratory practice environment.
Investing in science, technology and talentOur investment in science and technology has enabled us to re-shape traditional pathology with innovations in precision and personalised medicine. We support doctors, specialists and hospitals through innovative apps and technology built specially to help manage patients’ health, quickly, efficiently and confidentially.
Life I Nova+ has a strong commitment to quality in all aspects of our service. We aim to continuously improve our service and customer satisfaction by putting patient care first in everything we do. We maintain consistency across our network of laboratories and collection centres to ensure that the same service level is experienced at all facilities.
Improving patients’ livesPathology tests are essential to modern medicine. They provide the information needed to make diagnoses, screen for illnesses and monitor treatment and medication. We are focused on our mission of combining talented people, and medical and scientific leadership, with innovative thinking and technologies to empower decision making that saves and improves patients’ lives.
The study of blood and blood disorders is called hematology which helps in the diagnosis of anemia, infection, hemophilia, leukemia and blood clotting disorders. Routine hematology tests like FBC, ESR and blood grouping are being performed using high-level automated analysers thus ensuring better quality results and faster turnaround time.
Microbiology at Life | Nova+ provides routine microbiology, including both aerobic and anaerobic bacterial cultures.
The biochemistry section is equipped with fully automated, state of the art integrated analysers, which avoids the incidence of preanalytical errors and the advanced and superior technology being used helps provide accurate results with short turn-around-time.
Testing in this section is performed by highly trained and qualified personnel to ensure best quality reporting of urine, stool, semen and other body fluid samples.
The Molecular Biology section operates in a P3+ environment using latest qPCR techniques and equipped with state-of-the-art technology allowing a wide range of molecular biology tests to detect different microorganisms including bacteria and viruses. Nova+ is one of the two private approved COVID19 RT-PCR testing facilities in Mauritius. Soon, Nova+ will provide a Syndromic Panel-Based qPCR Testing in Clinical Microbiology for the rapid detection of pathogens to help clinicians in diagnosing STDs, enteric, respiratory and urinary infections
Why do you need a lab test ?
Your test helps your doctor determine your overall health, diagnose disease and decide your treatment. Laboratory tests will provide valuable information to your doctor.
What you need to know before your test?
Depending on the test or tests ordered, you may be told not to eat food for 8–12 hours before coming to the laboratory, or you may be told to only eat certain foods. For other tests, you may be told to drink more or less than what you would normally drink 8–12 hours before the test. You may be asked not to smoke before the tests. If your doctor tells you laboratory tests are ordered, ask for special instructions or talk with a member of the laboratory team.
How are specimens taken?
A vein on the inside of your arm may be the source. First, the skin over the vein is cleaned with alcohol or an antiseptic. Next, a tourniquet is wrapped around the upper arm to enlarge the veins in the lower arm by restricting blood flow through them. A small needle is gently inserted into a vein and the tourniquet is removed. Blood flows from the vein through the needle, and is collected in a syringe or blood tube. After the needle is taken out, the puncture site is covered for a short time to stop any bleeding. You will be told how to collect urine samples, stool, sputum, semen or other specimens that can be collected at home.
How do you get a copy of your lab results?
What does an abnormal lab result value mean?
A normal range of lab values is established by summarizing a large number of test results from a healthy population of patients. When your own test result values fall outside of these predictive ranges, you and your physician should discuss what implications the abnormal value has for your own present health condition. Your physician may choose to consult with our pathologist at NovaLAB, who is an expert in interpretation of lab values and identification of disease in biological specimens.
How many labs and collection points does Life | Nova+ have at present?
Our main lab is located in Socota Phoenicia, Solferino. Our collection centres are located in Forbach, Grand-Bay and Curepipe. Our domicile services are also available around the island.
What are the operating hours of Life | Nova+ ?
The lab is functional between Monday-Friday: 7 AM – 5 PM and Saturday:7AM – 2 PM. Sundays and Public Holidays – Closed
What are the pre-requisites for a COVID-19 test?
You can book an appointment before your arrival for the COVID-19 test at the laboratory. Kindly bring along your identity card (NID/Passport) which is mandatory for testing.
Our medical consultations regroups highly skilled professionals in their field. Our specialists work in close interaction with each other and with the specialists from other departments of the center.
Find out more
The Casualty Service provides for emergency diagnostics which include any acute illness and cases which the patients and their relatives consider them to be attended immediately.
Find out more
Life | Nova+ has equipped its diagnostic centre with state-of-the-art equipment to better accompany their patients in their medical journey and assist doctors and medical experts to give the appropriate treatment and care to their patients, based on accurate scientific diagnosis.
Find out more
Life | Nova+
+230 260 8181
Consultations : Mon - Sat: 07AM - 08PM
Emergency : Mon - Sun: 08AM - 08PM