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Synlab Ghana and its associated companies is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This privacy statement sets out the basis on which we will process any personal information that we may collect about you as a visitor to our website or premises or a contact at one of our customers, suppliers, or other business partners.

We therefore ask you to read this privacy statement carefully.

We may process information that we collect about you or that you give to us via

filling in forms on our website (or other forms that we ask you to complete),

giving us a business card (or similar) or corresponding with us by telephone, post, email or otherwise. It may include, for example, your name, address, email address and telephone number, information about your business relationship with Synlab and information about your professional role, background and interests.

Information that our website and other systems collect about you:

If you visit our website, it will automatically collect some information about you and your visit, including the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your device to the internet and some other information such as your browser type and version and the pages on our site that you visit.

Our website may also download "cookies" to your device – this is described in our separate cookie statement

If you exchange emails, telephone conversations or other electronic communications with our employees and other staff members, our information technology systems will record details of those conversations, sometimes including their content.

Some of our premises have closed circuit TV systems which may record you if you visit our premises, for security and safety purposes.

Other information: We may also collect some information from other sources. For example, if we have a business relationship with the organisation that you represent, your colleagues or other business contacts may give us information about you such as your contact details or details of your role in the relationship. We sometimes collect information from third party data providers or publicly available sources for anti-money-laundering, background checking and similar purposes, and to protect our business and comply with our legal and regulatory obligations.

The uses that we make of your information

We may use your information for the following purposes:

to operate, administer and improve our website and premises and other aspects of the way in which we conduct our operations; to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations and bring and defend legal claims; to operate, manage, develop and promote our business and, in particular, our relationship with the organisation you represent (if any) and related transactions – for example, for marketing purposes; and

to protect our business from fraud, money-laundering, breach of confidence, cyber-attack, theft of proprietary materials and other financial or business crimes.

We may from time-to-time review information about you held in our systems – including the contents of and other information related to your email and other communications with us – for compliance and business-protection purposes as described above. This may include reviews for the purposes of disclosure of information relevant to litigation and/or reviews of records relevant to internal or external regulatory or criminal investigations.

To the extent permitted by applicable law these reviews will be conducted in a reasonable and proportionate way and approved at an appropriate level of management. They may ultimately involve disclosure of your information to governmental agencies and litigation counterparties as described below.

Your emails and other communications may also occasionally be accessed by persons other than the member of staff with whom they are exchanged for ordinary business management purposes (for example, where necessary when a staff member is out of the office or has left Synlab).

We will only process your personal information as necessary so that we can pursue the purposes described above, and then only where we have concluded that our processing does not prejudice you or your privacy in a way that would override our legitimate interest in pursuing those purposes.

In exceptional circumstances we may also be required by law to disclose or otherwise process your personal information. We will tell you, when we ask you to provide information about yourself, if provision of the requested information is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation or, on the other hand, if it is purely voluntary and there will be no implications if you decline to provide the information. Otherwise, you should assume that we need the information for our business or compliance purposes.

If you are uncertain as to Synlab Ghana’s need for information that we request from you, please contact the Synlab representative asking for the information, or Contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with your query.

Disclosure and international transfer of your information

We may disclose personal information about you where we have obtained your consent or where it is reasonably necessary for the various purposes set out above:

  • to the other members of the Synlab group of companies
  • to your colleagues within the organisation that you represent;to service providers who host our website or other information technology systems or otherwise hold or process your information on our behalf (including doctors and other health professionals), under strict conditions of confidentiality and security
  • to a person who takes over our business and assets or relevant parts of them or in exceptional circumstances
  • to competent regulatory, and governmental agencies, or litigation counterparties, in any country or territory or
  • where we are required by law to disclose.

The disclosures referred to above may involve transferring your personal information overseas. In those cases, where we transfer personal data to other members of the Synlab group or our service providers, we will ensure that our arrangements with them are governed by data transfer agreements or mechanisms, designed to ensure that your personal information is protected (including, where appropriate, under an agreement on terms approved for this purpose by the European Commission).

Please Contact us Synlab Ghana Ltd. if you would like to know whether any such agreements referred to above are in place or, if so, to see a copy.

Retention and deletion of your information

We intend to keep your personal information accurate and up to date. We will delete the information that we hold about you when we no longer need it.

Note that we may retain some limited information about you even when we know that you have left the organisation that you represent, so that we can maintain a continuous relationship with you if and when we are in contact with you again, representing a different organisation.

Your rights

You may have a right of access to the personal information that we hold about you, and to some related information, under data protection law. You can also require any inaccurate personal information to be corrected or deleted.

You can object to our use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes at any time and you may have the right to object to our processing of some or all of your personal information (and require them to be deleted) in some other circumstances.

In some circumstances, you may also have a "data portability" right to require us to transfer your personal data to you or to a new service provider.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights referred to above, please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can also lodge a complaint about our processing of your personal information with the body regulating data protection in your country (details are available here: http://www.dataprotection.org.gh .

We welcome questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy statement and our processing of personal information.

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We want to ensure that you enjoy browsing our website and have a performant experience. Therefore, this website places "cookies" onto your computer to collect information about your use of our site.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie.

Cookies allow our systems to recognise the user's device and make any presettings immediately available.

As soon as a user accesses the platform, a cookie is sent to the hard disk of the respective user's computer.

Why are cookies useful?

Cookies are useful because they:

  • allow a website to recognise a user’s device and to target the content displayed to the user’s interests
  • help us to improve our website to offer you a better service more tailored to your requirements
  • enable us to recognise your device when you return to our website
  • store information about your favourite activities on the website, thereby allowing us to tailor our website to your individual interests. Where permitted, this may, for example, include advertising according to your personal interests and accelerate the rate at which we can deal with your queries

By using our website, you agree that, unless you have set your computer's browser to reject them, we can place the types of cookies set out below on your device and use that data in accordance with this policy.

You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu for a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies/.

Types of Cookies

There are two broad types of cookies - 'first party cookies' and 'third party cookies':

First party cookies are cookies that are served directly by the website operator to your computer and are often used to recognise your computer when it revisits that site and to remember your preferences as you browse the site. Basically, these are our cookies.

Third party cookies are served by a service provider on behalf of the website operator and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer when you visit other web sites. Third party cookies are most used for web site analytics or advertising purposes.

Use of cookies

Synlab does not govern the publication of third-party cookies. Please visit the relevant third parties' website if you want to understand more about these cookies.

If you do not want to use cookies, you can set your browser so that the storage of cookies is not accepted.

If you only want to accept our own cookies but not the cookies of our service providers and partners, select the "block third-party cookies" (or similar setting in your browser).

Use of Google analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 ("Google").

 Google Analytics also uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your device, to help analyse how you use the website.

Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there.

In the event of activated IP anonymization on this website, however, your IP address is initially truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other member states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there.

On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities, and provide further services related to website and internet usage to us. The IP address transferred from your browser by Google Analytics will not be linked with any other data held by Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software appropriately; in this case, however, please note that you might not be able to fully use all functions offered by this website. You can prevent data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including Your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google, by downloading and installing a browser plug-in from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Changing your cookie preferences

Most web browsers allow some control over cookies through browser settings (e.g., notifications of new cookies, disabling cookies and deleting cookies).  Find out more at www.allaboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Changes to this policy

Any changes we make to this privacy statement in the future will be posted to our website at www.synlab.com.gh 

Address: [PMB 31 Kanda, Accra - Ghana]

telephone: 0302763580 / 0302769680

Please check back frequently to see any changes.

In breast cancer alone, more than 1.6 million new cases diagnosed each year worldwide. Approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime with 5-10% of cases being hereditary.

More than 230,000 new ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed each year with 20% of cases being hereditary.

Generally, ovarian and breast cancers are associated with mutations in the BRCA1 and 2 genes. The genes act as tumor suppressors by blocking the development of cancer hence a mutation in these genes causes them to lose their functionality and thus cannot prevent tumor development.

Additionally, there are other genes that are related to these types of cancers. When studied in addition to the two BRCA genes, they provide a more complete information which gives the test a high reliability. In total, 18 genes related to hereditary breast, ovarian and endometrial cancer are analysed through blood to provide information on the risk of developing these types of cancers.

Laboratory testing:

BRCA+16 GENES has been designed and developed by genetics experts from the SYNLAB group, in line with the NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) guidelines, including the most relevant genes for which the guidelines recommend patient-specific management.

The analysis is performed by NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) with paired-end reads, which allows the detection of any pathogenic mutation or variant of uncertain significance. In addition, the analysis of large deletions or duplications in the BRCA1, BRCA2 and EPCAM genes is performed by MLPA (Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification).

If a person is a carrier of a mutation, genetic counselling is recommended.

Who can take the test?

The test is indicated in following cases:

  • Women with a family history of breast cancer (female or male) and/or ovarian cancer
  • Women with family members with familial cancer syndrome.
  • Patients suffering from this type of tumor to determine their possible hereditary nature
  • Women aged 30 years with no previous history, to determine the genetic risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and to be able to evaluate the different preventive options

First-degree relatives of a mutation carrier are at increased risk of being carriers and developing the disease.

Source: https://www.synlab-sd.com/en/exame/brca-16-2/


Download this file (brca16 brochure-es-converted en.pdf)BRCA

Synlab has proven to be that efficient and reliable diagnostic partner for the usual as well as the not so common diagnostic test - Dr. Kojo Owusu Ansah

Staff are friendly, helpful, and competent. I have no hesitation highly recommending Synlab - Shirley Lamptey

In my line of clinical work and research, I come across a lot of rare diseases. Anytime I need laboratory investigations for my research and rare conditions I always go to Synlab - Dr Dadzie (Mamobi Hospital)

I work with children in rural communities and thanks to Synlab the children in these communities have access to top notch hematological diagnosis without having to come to Accra, so thank you Synlab - Dr Momodou Cham (Medlook)

I choose Synlab because their turn around time is very good and when you engage them behind the scenes, they are able to give you relevant data to support what they do - Dr Riches Esiape (Cocoa Clinic)

Synlab has been greatly reliable for our advance diagnostic work-up,... combining timeliness of results with superb accuracy of same - Dr Promise Sefogah

Dr. Byrite Asamoah

Head of Imaging

Dr. Byrite Asamoah is Head of Imaging at SYNLAB Ghana. He graduated from medical school at KNUST earning his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB). He further specialized in Diagnostic Radiology at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons earning his MGCP-Radiology. He also holds a Master of Science in Advanced Public Health from the University of Bradford, UK, earning a Distinction.

He brings to bare over 12 years of clinical practice and leadership experience spanning general medical practice, emergency medicine, telemedicine and radiology services within the Ghana Health Service and the Military Hospital establishments.

Dr. Asamoah is a member of the Ghana Medical Association, Ghana Association of Radiologist’s and is in good standing with the Medical and Dental Council, Ghana.

Mr Leonard Kakuunaa

Quality Assurance Manager

Mr. Leonard Kakuuna is currently the Quality Assurance Manager of SYNLAB Ghana Limited.

He holds a Diploma in Laboratory Sciences, Certificate in Total Quality Management from Pathcare Academy, South Africa. He also holds a Certificate in Laboratory Systems Courses and Internal Auditing, awarded by South African National Accreditation Systems (SANAS).

He has 14 years of management experience and 6 years in supervisory role. He is a member of American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Abigail Yeboah Owiredu

Head of Marketing

Abigail Yeboah Owiredu is Head of Marketing at SYNLAB Ghana. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana.

Her experience spans across several industries from FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Marketing Communication and Automobile.

Abigail has over 10 years’ experience in Strategy development, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing and Sales, Project Management, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation among others.

Dr Yvonne Dei-Adomakoh (MBBS, FWACP)

Consultant Haematologist

Dr. Yvonne Dei-Adomakoh is a Haematology lecturer at the University of Ghana Medical School. She is also a consultant Haematologist at the Korle-bu Teaching Hispital.

She has over 20 years of medical practice and holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the College of Health Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria and a Specialist postgraduate training in Laboratory Medicine (Specializing in Haematology) from the West African College of Physicians. Other professional and academic achievements include UNDP fellowship award for training at the Haematological Diagnostic Centre, Leeds, United Kingdom and VIRDE (Vanderbilt Institute of Research Development and Ethics) Doris Duke Fellowship award, Nashville, U.S.A, respectively.

She is a fellow of the West African College of Physicians, member of the Ghana Medical Association, American Society of Haematology and Ghana Society of Haematology, among others.

Dr (Mrs) Ewurama Andam

Medical Doctor

Dr (Mrs) Ewurama Andam Idun is a Medical Doctor currently with the department of radiology, 37 Military Hospital as a Consultant Radiologist and Head of Training.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and Master’s degree in divinity with the American Bible University, Bachelor of Science (human biology), Bachelor of medicine and Bachelor of surgery from the School of Medical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. She is also a Fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.

She is a board member (Faculty of Radiology) and Faculty chair (Faculty of Radiology, Ghana college of Physicians and Surgeons), President of the Ghana Association of Radiologists, member European Society of Radiologist, member Radiological Society of North America, and member Ghana Medical Association.

She is the first female Fellow (by examination) of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons and the first female Radiologist to be trained by the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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