We have a well equipped state of the art Laboratory medicine section which is operational 24×7 with well trained & experienced medical professionals with high standards in testing methodology that can produce highly accurate results with minimum turn around time.

The Department is well equipped to provide high quality support to Oncology services.
All the reports are being processed under close supervision of highly qualified and competent staff under stringent internal & external quality control protocols.

The brief description of various sub-departments is as follows.

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Haematology

Commonly processed tests include CBC,ESR, Coagulation studies & bone marrow aspirates.

Instruments : Beckman coulter ACTdiff5 & Sysmex CA50 analyzer.

 

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Biochemistry

Commonly performed tests include Blood sugar, Lipid profile, LFT, RFT, electrolytes, magnesium & serum Ammomia. All the biochemistry parameters are performed by dry chemistry which has highest level of accuracy and precision.

Instruments : Vitros 250 (Dry chemistry analyzer)

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Immunology

Commonly performed tests include thyroid profiles, tumor markers (CA125, PSA, CA19.9,AFP,etc), Vitamin D & Vitamin B12. All the immunology tests are performed by Enhanced chemiuminescence microwell technology which has highest level of accuracy and percision.

Instrument : Vitros ECI (Enhanced chemiluminescence immunoassay) Analyzer

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Point of care

Point of care testing is given high priority and performed stat.  Stringent Quality controls are followed in Point of care testing also.  Tests like ABG, Procalcitonin, NT pro-BNP,   Hs-CRP & D-Dimer are reported in less than 2 hours.

Instrument : Roche Cobas b 121 Blood gas analyzer, Alere Triage meter for Cardiac markers & Instacheck Qdx for Sepsis markers.

Surgical pathology:

Services provided are

  • Histopathology + Frozen Sections.
  • Cytology.
  • Immunohistochemistry.
  • Second opinion.
  • Histopathology involves the study of tissue removed during surgery for diagnosis.
  • Specimens received are,
  • Biopsies & Resected specimens. E.g.:
  • Endoscopic /Laparoscopic biopsies
  • Biopsy – Bone marrow, Kidney. Liver, Skin
  • Brain- SOLs
  • Breast MRM, Hemicolectomy, Whipple’s Resection, etc.

Special stains for identification of fungus, bacteria, AFB & various intracellular /extracellular components( PAS, Mucin, Amyloid, Collagen/Elastic fibres /Reticulin, Iron pigments, Melanin pigments )are performed on tissue sections as well as cytology smears.

Frozen section facility provides intra operative rapid diagnosis which helps in decision for patient management during surgery. This service is available for referrals by appointment.

 

Cytopathology – Interpretation of individual/group of cells for the diagnosis. Samples are received as

  • Body fluids, Urine, Sputum
  • Brush smears – Bronchoalveolar, Gastrointestinal
  • Washings – Bronchoalveolar, Peritoneal
  • FNAC (Fine needle aspiration cytology) is well accepted technique for the diagnosis superficially palpable lesions e.g. breast lump, lymph nodes.
  • Deep sited lesions are aspirated with the help of USG/CT support & sample is submitted for interpretation
  • Pap smear is the most common screening test for cervical cancer.

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Immunohistochemistry

Wide range of test menu covering diagnostic/prognostic /therapeutic is available.
Poorly differentiated tumours of epithelial/lymphoid origin
Malignant round cell tumours
Mesothelioma vs Carcinoma
Lymphoma/Leukemia Panels
Breast cancer; Lung cancer, Thyroid cancer, Ovarian cancer, Germ cell tumours, Soft tissue neoplasm
Prognostic /Therapeutic Panels – Estrogen Receptor, Progesterone Receptor, Her-2-neu, Mib-1, p53, CD117 & others

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Second opinion

To obtain opinion from expert, benefits patients/clinicians in view of treatment plan. Our expertise are in all areas of pathology including breast, pulmonary, head&neck, GI / hepatic, gynecologic, neuropathology, renal, soft tissue, bone & joint, cytology. Submission of clinical details & initial HP report is mandatory for documentation & acute diagnosis.

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Specialised Testing

We offer a comprehensive test menu of Molecular biology including Cytogenetics ,FISH & PCR panels offered in collaboration with Dr. Salil Vaniawala as panel consultant.