नेपाल सरकार - स्वास्थ्य तथा जनसंख्या मन्त्रालय
(+९७७) ०१ ४२६२५४३, ४२६२८०२, ४२६२६९६, ४२६७३७६

राष्ट्रिय जनस्वास्थ्य प्रयाेगशाला

National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) is a national level referral lab which also regulates the laboratory services in the country. Along with the routine and specialized diagnostic facilities, NPHL conducts laboratory-based surveillance and plays a crucial role during the outbreaks of various emerging and re-emerging diseases for laboratory confirmation of outbreaks. It also operates as a quality assurance body, responsible for registration and licensing of private sector laboratories and blood centers as a focal point for blood safety in the country, while also supporting expansion of lab-services through from health posts to public hospitals.


NPHL manages wide ranging programmes, including routine diagnostic test, specialized diagnostic test, National Influenza Centre, HIV referral laboratory along with the ARV monitoring facilities, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), JE/Measles/Rubella surveillance, molecular diagnostic laboratory and NEQAS.

Programme Components of National Public Health Laboratories


Programme components

Scope/Key functions


Diagnostic and Public Health Laboratory services

· Function as National Reference Laboratory for clinical diagnosis of non-communicable diseases like cancer , autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases , kidney diseases, specialized hematological disorders and other diseases given priority by the government .

· Reference center for communicable diseases including emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.


Laboratory based surveillance and outbreak investigation

· Laboratory surveillance activities of various disease pathogens and facilitate provincial laboratories in establishment and capacity enhancement of diseases surveillance.

· Outbreak investigation of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.


Quality assurance of laboratories and blood centres

· Registration and licensing of laboratories and blood centers.

· Biannual independent internal quality auditing of all levels of labs

· NPHL to function as national reference center for laboratory diagnosis of the diseases, QA and regulatory authority



· Laboratory based research activities


Training and Education

  • Provide, or facilitate, training courses and workshops for laboratory staff in government and private sectors to continually upgrade the knowledge and skills essential for providing quality laboratory services.