Category A and B laboratory List in Nepal: Introduction, Laboratory Name, Address, License Number, Type, and Keynotes

Category A and B laboratory List in Nepal: Introduction, Laboratory Name, Address, License Number, Type, and Keynotes
Fig. Molecular Section of Category A laboratory-A step of Manual Extraction of SARS-CoV-2 Nucleic Acid (RNA)

Introduction of Category A and B laboratory List in Nepal

There are two types of medical/clinical laboratories in Nepal. One is a government laboratory while another is a private laboratory. The private laboratory can not proceed with the tests without the accreditation of government bodies i.e. National Public health Laboratory (NPHL)/Provincial Public Health Laboratory (PPHL). Category A and B laboratories are licensed by NPHL while lower than A and B (category C, D, and E) are authorized by PPHL.

Category A Laboratory Name, Address, License Number, Type, and Website Links

S. No.Laboratory NameAddressLicense NumberLaboratory TypeWebsite Link/Contact No
1.National Reference Laboratory(NRL)New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, NepalNPHL-A-001Standalone
2.NPL Kathmandu Pvt. Ltd/National Path labMaharajgunj, Kathamndu-3NPHL-A-002
3.Nepal Lab House (NLH) Pvt. Ltd.Pashupati, Gaushala,
4.Sigma Molecular LaboratoryThimi Municipality Ward No. 9, BhaktapurNPHL-A-004Standalone
5.Sooriya Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.Sinamangal-9, Kathmandu, NepalNPHL-A-005Standalone
6.Decode Genomics and Research Center Pvt. Ltd.Bagbazar, Kathmandu
(Opposite Bhaktapur Buspark)
7.Apollo Diagnostic Center Pvt. Ltd.Dhumbarahi, Kathmandu-4NPHL-A-007
8.Ashwin Medical College and Hospital Pvt. Ltd./Nepal Mediciti HospitalBhaisepati Lalitpur, NepalNPHL-A-008Hospital-based
9.Alfa Healthcare and Diagnostic CenterAlfa Beta Complex,
New Baneshwor, Kathmandu
NPHL-A-009Polyclinic based
10.Crystal Diagnostic Pvt. Ltd.Crystal Complex,
Table: A List of A-Category Laboratories in Nepal

Category B Laboratory Name, Address, License Number, Type, and Website Links/Contact Number

S. No.Laboratory NameAddressLicense NumberLaboratory TypeWebsite Link/Contact No
1.Nilaya Diagnostic and Clinic Pvt. Ltd.Swayambhu Marg, KathmanduNPHL-B-001Standalone01-4353110
2.Pratham Pathology Laboratory Private LimitedSiddhi Bhawan, Ground Floor (Opposite of Embassy of Japan) Panipokhari – 3, KathmanduNPHL-B-002Standalone
3.Niramaya Diagnostics Private LimitedKamdhenu Building, Devkota Marg, New Baneshowr, KathmanduNPHL-B-003Standalone01-4104144
4.Aarogya Nilayam Diagnostic CenterNew Baneshwor Height Behind Birendra
International Convention Center, Kathmandu
5.Care Plus Diagnostic & Pathology Laboratory Pvt. Ltd.Siddharthanagar Municipality -12, BhairahawaNPHL-B-005Standalone0097771574915
6.Right Diagnostic Lab And Referral CentreHospital Road 44200, Bharatpur_NPHL-B-006Standalone
7.Life Line HospitalDamak, Jhapa, MechiNPHL-B-007Hospital Based
8.Life Quest Clinical LabMaharajgunj-03, KathmanduNPHL-B-008Standalone980-2302471
9.Dr. Lal Pathlabs Nepal Pvt. Ltd.Chappal Karkhana, Chandol-4, MaharajgunjNPHL-B-009Standalone
10.Medilanee diagnostic and research center Pvt. Ltd.Main Road, Birta-4 BirgunjNPHL-B-010Standalone
11.Asrik DiagnosticEkantakuna Road, Lalitpur_NPHL-B-011Standalone
12.Kathmandu PathLab and Diagnostic Center Pvt.LtdMahargunj Plaza, Mahagunj Road (Near to Sales Berry)NPHL-B-012Standalone
13.Reliable Diagnostic Laboratory Nepal Pvt LtdSamakhushi,
14.Bio-Diagnostics Path Labs Nepal Pvt. Ltd.3rd Floor,
Oil Mill Building,
Opposite Universal Cafe, Sukedhara, Kathmandu
15.Capital Reference Lab Pvt.LtdBharatpur-10, ChitwanNPHL-B-015Standalone056-530705
16. National Cardiac CenterBasundhara,
NPHL-B-016Hospital Based
17.SRL Diagnostic (Nepal) Pvt. Ltd.Maharajgunj Rd, Kathmandu 44600NPHL-B-017Standalone
18.Om Hospital and Research Center Pvt. Ltd.Chabahil, KathmanduNPHL-B-018Hospital Based
19.Bageshwori Diagnostic and Polyclinic Center Pvt Ltd.Charbahini Rd, NepalgunjNPHL-B-019Polyclinic based977 81-520453
20.Sagarmatha Diagnostic CenterGaneshman Singh Rd, KathmanduNPHL-B-020Standalone
21.Nidan Diagnostic and Healthcare Pvt. LtdNepalgunj-12, BankeNPHL-B-021Standalone
22.Nirnayak Diagnostic and Referral Center Pvt. Ltd.Bharatpur-10, ChitwanNPHL-B-022Standalone
23.Archita Diagnostic CenterDas Talle Bhawan, Birta, BirgunjNPHL-B-023Standalone051-532227
24.Terai Hospital Pvt. Ltd.Padam Road (in front of Narayani Yatayat), BirganjNPHL-B-024Hospital Based051419252
25.Sanjeevani Imaging House Pvt. Ltd.Maharajgunj Rd, KathmanduNPHL-B-025Standalone
26.Birat International Diagnostic Lab Pvt. Ltd.Munal Path, Dharan Road,
Biratnagar-2, Biratnagar, Morang
27.Riddhi Siddhi Diagnostic & Research CenterSubidhanagar, Tinkune, KathmanduNPHL-B-027Standalone
28.Vision Diagnostic Pvt. Ltd.Opposite of CT Scan Center Main Road, Birta, BirgunjNPHL-B-028Standalone051-532221
29.Life Care Diagnostic Pvt. Ltd.Pingalasthan-8, Gaushala, KathmanduNPHL-B-029Standalone
30.Sutra Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd.Sutra Diagnostics
Chuchepati, 44600
31.KMC Pathology Pvt. Ltd.Sinamangal, KathmanduNPHL-B-031Standalone
32.All Nepal Diagnostic Center Pvt. Ltd.Sorakhutte, KathmanduNPHL-B-032Standalone
33.SRL Diagnostics Nepal Pvt. Ltd.Biratnagar, MorangNPHL-B-033Standalone021-521790
34.Paschimanchal Diagnostic & Research Center Pvt. Ltd.Ramghat Rd, PokharaNPHL-B-034Standalone
35.Vayodha Hospital Pvt. Ltd.Balkhu chowk, KathmanduNPHL-B-035Hospital Based
36.Norvic International Hospital Pvt. Ltd.Thapathali,
NPHL-B-036Hospital Based
37.Encode Genetic & Diagnostic Lab Pvt. Ltd.Thado Dhunga, LalitpurNPHL-B-037Standalone01-5910971
38.Shikharam Path Lab & Medical CentreKageshwori – Manohara – 9, Kadaghari, Pepsi Cola, KathmanduNPHL-B-038Standalone
39.Krown Laboratory & Referal CenterBhatbhateni Square, Thirbam Sadak, KathmanduNPHL-B-039Standalone
40.Itahari Medical & Swasthya Upachar Clinic Pvt. Ltd.Itahari-6, Sunsari NepalNPHL-B-040Standalone
Table: A List of B Category Laboratories in Nepal



  • NPHL itself is a sentinel/national reference laboratory which has the following units and departments-
  1. The National Influenza Centre
  2. National External Quality Assurance Scheme (NEQAS)
  3. Serology
  4. National Bureau for Blood Transfusion Services (NBBTS)
  5. Biomedical Engineering and maintenance
  6. Quality Control and Training Section
  7. Biochemistry
  8.  Japanese Encephalitis, Measles and Rubella Laboratory (JE/Measles Polio Department)
  9. Endocrinology
  10. Hematology
  11. National Reference Laboratory for AIDS and STD Control (HIV Reference Laboratory)
  12. Oncopathology
  13. Immunology
  14. Microbiology
  15. Non-Communicable Disease Department (Four sections e.g. Hematology, Biochemistry, Endocrinology, and Histo-Cytopathology)
  • The vision of NPHL is to develop it as the center of excellence in diagnosis.
  • The major goals of NPHL are to extend laboratory services in all hospitals and health care institutions up to the PHC level for the development of NPHL as a national reference laboratory for diagnostic and public health services and to address the diagnostic needs due to emerging and re-emerging diseases.
  • Major Routine Activities of NPHL are as follows-
  1. Routine and specialized diagnostic services including services of referral laboratory.
  2. Public health-related activities (laboratory-based surveillance [Acute encephalitis syndrome (AES)/Japanese encephalitis, measles/rubella, polio, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), influenza)], HIV reference unit, National Influenza Center, Biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory and outbreak investigation).
  3. Training and workshops.
  4. Logistics procurement and supply and laboratory refurbishment.
  5. Supervision and monitoring, licensing lab, and Blood Transfusion Service Centers (BTSCS).
  6. National External Quality Assurance Scheme (hematology, biochemistry, gram stain, microbiology, AMR on selected bacterial pathogens and transfusion-transmitted infections (TTIs).
  7. Polio containment and its accreditation.
  8. Assisting the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in preparing medical laboratory-related, policies, legislation, and guidelines.
  9. Procurement of special types of kits and reagents and equipment for provincial and local level government laboratories.
  10. General administration functions.
  11. AMR Surveillance activities
  • Provincial Public Health Laboratories (PPHLs) are also available in Nepal at the state level to strengthen the NPHL.
  • If any update is lacking in the provided list, kindly mention it in a comment box and no doubt, we will definitely add it to the list.
  • C, D, and E categorized laboratories are registered in local government bodies and PPHL.

1 thought on “Category A and B laboratory List in Nepal: Introduction, Laboratory Name, Address, License Number, Type, and Keynotes”

Leave a Comment