Dr Cathy van Rooyen

Dr Cathy van Rooyen is the head of the Immunology laboratory at the Ampath National Reference laboratory in Centurion. She specialised in pathology at the University of Pretoria and underwent training in Clinical Immunology in the UK. She has a special interest in allergy and immunology diagnostics and developed specialised diagnostic tests and services for the diagnosis of non-IgE mediated allergy as well as primary immunodeficiencies (PID) at Ampath, which is currently the most comprehensive diagnostic service in South Africa.

Dr van Rooyen has several publications in peer-reviewed journals, supervises medical scientist training and has been a speaker at various conferences and CME events. Dr van Rooyen is appointed as an extra-ordinary lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Pretoria, where she is involved in PID clinics. Through her involvement in laboratory testing, as well as through clinical consultation at the Ampath diagnostic referral clinic for allergies and immunology, she endeavours to help bring allergy and immunology diagnostics from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside.