Lab Culture Newsletter

Lab Culture

Lab Culture is ASLM’s magazine for laboratory medicine in Africa. Dedicated to bringing timely, informative, inspirational articles relevant to the unique challenges faced by African laboratories, Lab Culture seeks to be Africa’s premiere resource for laboratory professionals and other stakeholders working on or with the continent. Published four times a year as a digital edition, Lab Culture includes features on critical aspects of laboratory medicine and best practices in resource-limited settings, success stories from the continent, industry news, and more.

Current Issue (New)
  • LabCoP: Lessons learnt and plans for the future
  • Lancet Commission on Diagnostics: No Care without Diagnosis
  • Interview with Professor Judith Torimiro, Cameroon
Recent Issues
  • From months to minutes: super-fast diagnosis for babies born with HIV
  • Integrated diagnostics: early lessons learned from integrated GeneXpert HIV-tuberculosis testing programmes
  • Interview with ASLM CEO, Mr Nqobile Ndlovu


  • Laboratory informatics in resource-limited settings
  • Assessing specimen referral systems Nigeria’s HIV laboratory at UCH
  • A dialogue with Senegalese microbiologist, Prof Souleymane Mboup
  • Differentiated care for STIs
  • Uganda’s biosafety and biosecurity milestones
  • One Health integrates human, animal, and environmental medicine
  • Emerging Pathogens, antimicrobial resistance and STIs
  • WHO Prequalification Evaluating Laboratory
  • Meet Dr Nkengansong, Director, Africa CDC