MEIRU Laboratory is a state-of-the-art research laboratory working to support research and activities in both communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCD). The laboratory started around 1980 in Karonga with main focus on Leprosy where Leprosy suspects were biopsied and sputa from all TB suspects were examined and cultured.

Currently the MEIRU laboratory has two sites, Chilumba Karonga and CHSU campus in Lilongwe both offering services in hematology, chemistry, serology, immunology, microbiology, parasitology, molecular diagnostics, and specimen processing, storage and shipping. The laboratory has one of the most extensive biorepository in Malawi. Testing activities are covered by external quality assurance programs and internal and external laboratory auditing services.

MEIRU Laboratory has contributed greatly to the success of MEIRU and collaborating research institutions through support of local, regional and international clinical trials and field studies. 

MEIRU Laboratory is managed by Louis Goodson Banda and has the following officers who are dedicated at improving quality and efficiency of the lab: