The Lab

The NABL accredited lab of the hospital is the centre of the diagnostic services. It has tie-ups with varied labs in India for external and internal quality control programs that has given it the credibility it commands. The services offered by the lab include Biochemistry, Hematology, Histopathology, Microbiology, Clinical Pathology, Transfusion Medicine, Blood Bank and Immunology, Tissue matching, HLA typing and cyclosporine level estimation are readily available.

Health care system is no longer a simple process of examining the patient and giving him/her a prescription; over the years there has been a rapid expansion in the various branches of health care services, due to the rapid explosion of scientific medical knowledge. In this process the role of laboratory in helping the clinician make an accurate diagnosis has gained tremendous importance in bridging the gap between the patient’s presenting complaints and his treatment. Up gradation of knowledge is required to understand clinical laboratory sciences today, and clinical chemistry, molecular studies and immunohistochemistry continuous to be one of the most rapidly advancing areas of laboratory medicine, with many new tests, methodologies and measuring system being introduced with each passing year.
To ensure & build trust of all the patients and doctors the laboratory provides quality services in every section of the laboratory. All the departments are equipped with the state of art instruments and standard operating procedures have been developed and streamlined to cater to all pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical processes and procedures. These help in ascertaining & ensuring the right procedures for patient preparation, sample collection, sample identification, transport, preservation and analysis. All the laboratory services sections at Monilek Hospital & Research Centre are run by qualified medical professionals.

The laboratory comes under the category of a large laboratory. As it is a laboratory performing tests relating to several laboratory disciplines, such as clinical biochemistry, clinical pathology, microbiology, serology, histopathology, cytopathology ,hematology, immunology blood bank and transfusion services with a load of many tests per day and using sophisticated instruments, such as Fully automated analyzers, chemiluminescence’s analyzers, ELIZA readers, 6 PART DIFF haematology analyzers ,Coagulation analyser , ESR analyser ,Liquid based cytology , Automated tissue processing and staining systems in Histopathology automated ,urine analyzers, Vitek and Bact D Alert , GeneXpert etc. the state of art blood bank with component facility.

The first step towards a cure is diagnosis, the faster and more accurate the diagnosis, the easier and better the cure, specially so in all cases, and invariably the diagnosis or basis for diagnosis stems from the laboratory wing of the clinical laboratory, for we here in the biochemistry wing go the extra mile by being committed to ensuring accuracy and precision in specimen handling, laboratory clinical testing and making available the latest investigation in the field, so as to facilitate faster diagnosis. The analysis is done on unicell dxc 990 and a synchron 5 pro automated analyzer and accesses-2 the chemiluminescence’s analyser etc, using reagents, calibrators, and controls of high international standards. The laboratory staff selected to perform the tests are well experienced to understand adequately each process, the in-house laboratory quality control program, ensures continues quality results, the data generated is interpreted using scientific knowledge and professional expertise. Thus giving a helping hand to clinicians to make the accurate diagnosis.

The Pathology Wing caters to all the complete blood counts detection of anaemias and coagulopathies using the latest high end fully automated analyzers like LH-780 ,Acl Elite pro & Roller LC / MC. Even the urine chemistry and microscopy is done by fully automated analyzers like iChem Velocity & IQ200 . The PAP smears are processed using latest technology by thin prep Liquid based cytology using Nanocyt. All the specimen sections in Histopathology are processed using Leica automated tissue processing system & stained using automated autostainer from Leica. Rapid diagnosis using cryostat for aiding the surgeons in confirming or ruling out malignancy is also done.
The Microbiology Wing is equipped with 2 automated culture systems from Biomerieux – Vitek-2 & Bact D Alert to cater to the daily huge workload and early detection of pathogens, the ELISA based tests are done on ELISA reader while rapid diagnosis of Tuberculosis is done using PCR based GeneXpert system. Fungal cultures are also done on a routine basis.