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Table 1 Description of private sector laboratories in Colombo District

From: Contribution of the private sector healthcare service providers to malaria diagnosis in a prevention of re-introduction setting

Laboratory Number (%)
Total Laboratories registered in the Colombo District 205 (100.0)
 Specialized Units 6 (2.3)
 Laboratories referring blood smears to larger centres 72 (35.1)
 Labs which do not do testing for malaria 25 (12.2)
 Closed Laboratories 46 (22.4)
 Laboratories meeting inclusion criteria 41 (20)
  Labs which sent data continuously 28
   Private hospitals 13
   Private stand alone laboratories 12
   Other Laboratories 3
  Labs which failed to send information 13