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Histopathology and cytology department is well equipped with state and the art instruments. The section of Histopathology and Cytology has 17 experienced consultants with the team of 17 experienced technical and non technical staff members. The department performs around 24,000 histopathology samples including Fetal autopsy and Forensic Histopathology examination and 13,000 cytology samples in a year.
We also perform Frozen sections (24 hours), Immunohistochemistry (90 markers), Immunofluorescence (9 markers), Molecular Pathology for mutations. The laboratory maintains quality related activities both internally and externally. The Histopathology EQAS is being participated with Neuberg Anand academy of Laboratory Medicine, Bangalore and Cytology EQAS with PGIMER, Chandigarh. Nephropathology and Perinatal Pathology Fellowship programs are also available.
Routine hematology tests form the mainstay of diagnosis and management of most of the ailments in our inpatients and outpatients. Hematology and clinical pathology section of pathology is one of the state of art laboratory catering to such need. It is equipped with high end fully automated hematology blood count analysers , coagulation analysers and automated urine analyser with automated morphological examination of urine. The laboratory provides a solid support to the hematology oncology services of the hospital with its 10 colour three laser high end flowcytometer in the prompt diagnosis and management of lymphoma , leukemia and immunodeficiency disorders. Advanced coagulation lab with platelet aggregometry helps in the diagnosis of hemophilia , platelet function disorders and monitoring of antiplatelet drugs. All the equipments and tests are handled by superior trained technologists and expert consultants who are the greatest assets to the laboratory. All tests are under the vigilant quality control activities and are accreditated by National Accreditation Organisation( NABL). The laboratory trains a number of undergraduate, postgraduate fellowship and DM super speciality students in various areas of laboratory hematology