This manual is designed to give an overview of the services provided by the CARPHA Medical Microbiology Laboratory (Trinidad).

CARPHA is the amalgamation of five Caribbean Regional Health Institutions (RHI) which started operation from the 01st January, 2013. The RHI's were: Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC), the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI), the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI), the Caribbean Health Research Centre (CHRC) and the Caribbean Regional Drug Testing Laboratory (CRDTL).

For more info, please visit CARPHA`s website http://www.carpha.org.

Healthy People, Healthy Spaces, Healthy Caribbean.

CARPHA's Vision

A Caribbean in which people are resilient, living longer and healthier lives in a more supportive environment.


As a professional organisation to build member states' capacity to prevent disease and promote health and wellness through leadership, partnership and innovation in public health.

CARPHA's Mission
Role of the Laboratory

The main function of the laboratory based in Trinidad is to provide reference and referral services, training, technology transfer, monitoring and research of public health importance.

Our staff is committed to providing the highest quality service to our member states and as such we have instituted and continually upgraded our systems to ensure that the quality of our services is assured at all times.