Welcome to GreenHill Laboratories

GreenHill Laboratories is a testing and consulting laboratory to the agricultural, veterinary and food industries. GHL accepts biological samples, food samples, commodity samples and agricultural samples for customers’ legislative, quality and health requirements.

GHL takes on a consultative approach to sample receipt and result release – please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries regarding sampling, transport conditions or anything on your test report/certificate of analysis.

GHL is also readily available for contract research, Quality Control programmes or general laboratory testing schedules. If we are unable to perform the test required, we will find a laboratory who can, on your behalf, and coordinate submission and results from that laboratory if required.

GreenHill Laboratories in the media

COVID-19 | KZN scientists discover new way of tracking COVID-19 hotspots via sewerage system

MorningLive SABC interview with GHL

GHL was honoured and privileged, on behalf of Prof Anthony Turton, Amanzi-4-All, Praecautio (Neil Madgwick) and Instru-serve (Kevin Lindsay), to chat to Leanne Manas on SABC 2 MorningLive Studios Auckland Park (SABC2)


How tracking Covid-19 through poo is helping KZN scientists identify SA’s hotspots

News24.com article

Thank you to Kaveel Singh and News24.com for this article! Prof Anthony Turton, Amanzi-4-All,  Praecautio and Instru-serve fulfilled critical roles during this project.


Groundbreaking COVID-19 ‘poo tracking’

ETV News Video

Thanks to Nabeelah Shaikh and Etvnewssa for putting this together. Prof Anthony Turton, Amanizi-4-all, Praecautio and Instru-serve all served major roles in putting this commercial virus risk forensic service together.


Groundbreaking South African technology detects SARS-CoV-2 RNA in sewage

goodthingsguy.com article

GreenHill Laboratories is honoured to be a part of this project and looks forward to participating in the management of COVID-19 in South Africa. The laboratory will continue to develop and refine these protocols and expand on their scope and application.


Groundbreaking COVID-19 ‘poo tracking’

East Coast Radio Newswatch sound clip

A Hilton Lab has found traces of COVID-19 in sewage from some of country’s wastewater treatment works. During the pilot phase of the project, GreenHill Laboratories tested sewage from five wastewater treatment plants in Gauteng.


Corona Virus update: 14 July 2020

East Coast Radio’s daily “Corona Virus Update” sound clip

Scientists at a GreenHill Laboratories in KwaZulu-Natal believe they have made a new revelation in the war against Covid-19 – using wastewater to detect virus hotspots. While 80 wealthy individuals are petitioning for higher taxes on the rich to help pay for the billions in new government programs made necessary by the Covid-19 pandemic.

GHL made the front page of The Witness newspaper!

Hilton lab traces C-19 in sewage.

July 14 2020

Covid-19 wastewater virus-risk forensic service team announced

engineeringnews.com article

A team comprising academics from the University of the Free State (UFS) and private sector laboratory specialists can provide a virus-risk forensic service using sewage samples to monitor Covid-19 hotspots, UFS said in a July 9 statement.

GreenHill Laboratories director Dr Shaun Groenink is responsible for laboratory support along with GreenHill Laboratories senior scientist Dr Cara-Lesley Bartlett. Praecautio director Neil Madgwick is responsible for the coordination of laboratories as the service grows across the African continent, and Instru-Serve director Kevin Lindsay is responsible for the refinement of bulk sampling techniques and the supply chain from point of collection to the laboratories.

International interest in SA team led by UFS professor who isolated COVID-19 in sewage

engineeringnews.com article

GHL was honoured to be part of this team and contribute to combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since a South African team associated with the University of the Free State (UFS) became the first to isolate the SARS-CoV-2 virus from wastewater and developed a viable virus risk forensic service, there has been interest in this technology from a range of role players in North America, Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, to the South African government.