Only seven labs can do permit tests

Starting on Nov. 12, medical test results required for the approval of work permits in the Cayman Islands can only be performed by seven medical facilities.

Those seven facilities are in the Health Practice Commission’s approved list of registered health care lab providers. The Immigration Department said it will only accept test results from those seven labs after that date.

The labs are: Cayman Islands hospital lab, Faith Hospital lab [in Cayman Brac], Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital lab, Medlab, Cayman Health Lab, Phoenix Laboratory and TrinCay Medical Lab.

Other labs may be added to revised lists are issued by the Health Practice Commission. A list of currently approved providers can be found on the Immigration Department website.