Clinical Pathology and Hematology:
Ours is a high tech lab working round
the clock with two automated cell counters,ABX Pentra DF Nexus
and DX nexus giving all the various blood parameters with
scatter diagram. We also have state of the art coagulation
analysers, CS-2000i and CA-660. Our automated ESR analyser
Ves-Matic Cube 30 permits direct determination of ESR in EDTA
samples, 30 in a snap.
All Routine hematology tests
including specilised tests like Osmotic fragility, Sickling
test, LE Cell, Cryoglobulins, Cold agglutinin, FDP,D-Dimer and
Cytochemical studies for Leukemia are done. Bone marrow
aspiration and biopsy are done routinely. Coagulation studies
like a PTT, PT, Fibrinogen, Mixing studies, Urea solubility and
Clot retraction test are a routine. Infertility work-up, fluid
studies are a part of the clinical pathology routine other than
the routine urine tests and QBC and smear studies for malaria
and filaria. We have both internal and external quality control
programmes as per international norms (AIMS and CMC, Vellore) to
validate our reports.
Routine sections with all the
histochemical stains and polarizing studies are done. Cryostat
sectioning is done for rapid reporting of surgical cases within
20 minutes of receiving sample. A wide range of IHC markers are
Pap screening with fluid and brush
cytology is a routine feature. Fine needle aspiration is carried
out in the department with rapid reporting of slides. USG and CT
Guided FNAC is also a common feature. Cytogenetic studies like
Barr body studies are done.
Transfusion Medicine Department:
Ours is a state of the art department
where we issue both whole blood and components. Since we
are on the ECR where accidents are a common affair, we help the
clinicians handle the trauma cases efficiently. Our blood
bank issues Packed cells, Platelets and Fresh Frozen plasma.
For patients with coagulation disorders we have have
cryoprecipitate. There is maintenance of rare group
registry, thereby making issuing of blood for such cases much
easier. We participate in a external quality control
programme with CMC, Vellore for maintaining quality assurance.
Our faculties have publications in
various international and national journals. We regularly update
our knowledge by having journal club meetings, attending
conferences and CME. Regular intercollegiate Pathology club
meetings are held with lively discussions with our peers from
other colleges We also encourage our Postgraduates and
Undergraduates to do quality research and publish in journals.
Ours is one of the best Pathology
museums in this territory with over 512 mounted specimens. We
have over 150 unmounted specimens which are useful for
postgraduate teaching. Catalogues are available for the students
to get complete picture of each case.