Clinical laboratory attached to st Isabel’s hospital is a full-fledged laboratory works round the clock and all emergency specimens even from other hospitals are accepted at any time.clinical biochemistry is fully computerised with the instruments having an output of about 200 tests per hour from roche and biosystem.a five parts departments are equipped with bactec 9050. which gives the bacterial growth in blood within 6 to 8 hours.all the departments are being monitored by experienced pathologist, biochemist and microbiologist.quality assurance programme is being held in our laboratory every year.we have external quality control programme .and internal quality assurance programme offered by biorad usa.rocheand cmc vellore. in addition, programme between our lab and some of the nabl accredated lab like vimta. laboratory services at st. Isabel’s hospitals, Chennai has well established with a view to provide all laboratory investigations to the needy patients belonging to lower economic status. all disciplines of the lab like biochemistry, clinical pathology, haematology, immunology, microbiology & serology, endocrinology, infectious diseases, histopathology and cytopathology are supervised by well-qualified consultants. qualitative and quantitative analysis of biological fluids such as blood, serum or plasma, tissue, urine, stool, csf etc. are done in the lab with great accuracy &, precision. the laboratory is equipped with autoanalysers haematology counters and fully automated analysers for hormone assay and immunology.. the laboratory of st. Isabel’s hospital provides round the clock services.
The Biochemistry Department of St. Isabel’s Hospital have highly qualified and motivated team of Technical staff well supported by Senior Biochemist. It is well equipped with latest state of art technology, to perform not only the routine biochemical test for patients care but also a wide variety of super specialized investigations, such as Tumor markers, Immunoglobulins, Electrophoresis, Osmolality, Stone analysis and Blood gas analysis. The equipments, we have Hitachi-902 a fully automatic random access autoanalyzer,A-25 from Biosystem ( capable of doing Spectro- photometric analysis of various analyses), an automatic analyzer for Electrolytes and Blood Gas from Siemens – 348, Advia center CP analyser for tumor markers and hormones. – Electrophoresis with Densitometer, Semi autoanalysers – RA-50′ Spectrophotometer, Nephlometer and Elisa reader,. Internal Quality controls are run every day thrice and External Quality control programmes from Biorad Laboratories USA and CMC,Vellore are being participated.Download :Biochemistry LabHematology & Clinical Pathology Lab
The laboratory is equipped with completely automated instruments, cell counters for carrying out routine haematological investigations such as haemoglobin, total and differential leucocyte counts, platelets count, red cell indices etc. accurately.
The Laboratory also carries out complete work up of Anaemia including Thalassaemias. Besides the routine investigations, Hb Electrophoresis and Hb A2 estimation by column chromatography, G-6 PD levels, Osmotic Fragility, HAM’s test for PNH, Coomb’s test The Laboratory is Using highly sensitive kits for PT(ISI-1) and PTTk on a fully automated coagulation system and test for Coagulation disorders including Factors VIII and IX assays to diagnose haemophilias. Presence of Lupus Anticoagulant in patients of Systemic Lupus Anticoagulant in patient of Systemic Lupus Erythematosous can also be detected using Kaolin Clotting Time Russel Viper Venom. Laboratory offer complete work up of DIC cases- including FDP, Thrombin Time, Fibrinogen assays and investigations for diagnosis of inherited Protein C & Antithrombin III deficiency which enables us to identify patients susceptible to thrombotic disorders such as cerebrovascular strokes, myocardial infarction etc.
Bone marrow aspirates and biopsy procedures are carried out by the Haematology department to ensure adequate collection of samples.
The laboratory maintains a high degree of internal and external quality control.
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Microbiology LabCulture for aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, fungi from clinical specimen other than blood is carried out on most appropriate media in controlled environment
Blood culture on automated system for aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, fungi and mycobacteria indicate positivity from 3 hours onwards using Bactec-.9050. Identification and sensitivity of most of the organism grown could be reported in about 4 – 6 hours, on an automated system. Thus organisms causing life-threatening infections resulting in bacteraemia could not only be grown, but their identification & sensitivity would also be available in about 12 hours time The department is actively involved in infection control activities of the hospital. The department is also involved in teaching & research
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Histopathology & Cytopathology Lab
The Histopathology laboratory provides opinions on all kinds of cases from Gynae, Urology, Gastro-intestinal, Cardiovascular, Orthopaedic and Respiratory The Cytopathology. Both Exfoliative and Interventional Cytology (Fine Needle aspiration Cytology) are practised,
Different courses run by the department are:
Govt of Tamil Nadu recognised 2 yrs DMLT programme is held in our lab. Science graduates are trained in the laboratory techniques. The duration of a training programme is one year.
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