Department of Pathology
Consisting of some of the most qualified and experienced pathologists, microbiologists, lab technicians and medical technicians, the Pathology Department at SLG Hospitals assures to deliver timely and flawless reports.
Our pathology labs are well-equipped with state-of-the-art equipment such as ABG analyzer-radiometry, Roche Cobas C311- routine biochemistry analyzer and Horiba petra ES60- automated cell counter, Bactec blood culture instrument, biosafety cabinet, incubator and centrifuge, microtome.
Besides stringent quality control, we at SLG make sure that all samples are collected maintaining a clean, hygienic and aseptic condition to diminish the risk of contamination.
Pathology department at SLG Hospitals is comprehensively outfitted with the state-of-the-art equipment that can perform superspecialty pathology procedures and can meet at ease, any requirement arrives due to an emergency situation.
Some of the equipment available in the department include:
Microscopes – Pentahead (Nikon) with attached camera, Consultant Microscopes (Nikon), Microscopes with Immunofluroscence Attachment (Nikon), Basic Microscopes for Technicians (Nikon).
Our pathology department is also geared up to render Axillary techniques, like Immunocytochemistry, Immunohistochemistry, Immunofluroscence apart from routine Heamatopathology , Cytopathology and Histopathology. Intraoperative Diagnosis can be provided with Cryostat. Phenotyping of Leukemias/Lymphomas can be done with Volume Flowcytometry.
MICROBIOLOGY AT SLG HOSPITALS:
With a fully-equipped advanced and automated laboratory offering 24×7 services, the Department of Microbiology at SLG is ready to perform a wide range of microbiological and molecular tests to detect root cause of various diseases and determine treatments.
Our clinical microbiology lab accomplishes complete testing for deletion, isolation, characterization and susceptibility of infectious agents by automated culture and
The serology section carries out testing for selected autoimmune disorders by ELISA/IF procedures.
BIOCHEMISTRY AT SLG HOSPITALS:
Branch of Biochemistry at SLG Hospitals enables us to deliver quality test results by using finest instruments, technologies and reagents.
With a steady focus to facilitate and standardize quality and affordability, our round-the-clock laboratory is equipped with high-end infrastructural supports, such as, fully automated immunoassay, ELISA, spectrophotometers, ABG, and electrolyte analyser among others.
The department, with its trained and experienced technologists, maintains shortest possible turnaround time and critical alerts to the clinicians.
We are set to take up all routine chemistry, hormonal assay, vitamins, electrolytes, HbA1c, ABG, sepsis markers, tumour markers, and urine chemistry.
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Pathology is a major field of medical science that plays a significant role in the diagnosis of diseases, especially cancer. It is also known as the study of disease and focuses on the analysis and sampling of tissues, cells, and body fluids.
Pathology has three main types, they are:
Clinical Pathology: Analysis of urine, tissue samples, and blood, and providing crucial information regarding urine electrolytes, blood count, etc. Anatomical Pathology: Autopsy to examine the whole body; or bodily specimens that are surgically removed from the body to determine a person’s anatomical makeup, the chemical signatures of cells, and cell appearance General Pathology: The study of any disease that affects or causes abnormalities in the functioning and general structure of any part of the body. This branch of pathology determines the causes, mechanisms, and potential outcomes of the disease, and also analyzes the clinical abnormalities that serve as the markers of certain diseases.
Pathology has several different categorizations, such as:
Cytopathology (also known as cytology) is widely used in the diagnosis of cancer and other infectious and inflammatory conditions. Dermatopathology focuses on the skin related diseases. Forensic Pathology is used to determine the cause of death of a deceased person. Histopathology studies biopsy samples and surgical specimens and involves microscopically examining the different forms of tissues present in the human body. Neuropathology studies diseases affecting the tissues in the nervous system. Pulmonary Pathology diagnoses the diseases that affect the lungs. Renal Pathology focuses on diseases of the kidneys; analyzes specimens obtained through a renal biopsy. Surgical Pathology examines surgical specimens through a combination of gross and histologic analysis. Hematopathology specializes in the study of diseases that affect the red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Molecular Pathology studies and diagnoses the molecules that make up the organs and tissues of the body. Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology studies diseases that affect the oral cavity and its surrounding structure.
A pathologist is a medical practitioner who has the required expertise in the diagnosis of diseases based upon tissue examination.
Due to the nature of their work, pathologists work closely with other medical practitioners. Their input is usually taken into consideration while the appropriate treatment plan is being constructed.
A pathology result or report is an important medical document that gives information about a diagnosis, such as cancer. To test for the disease, a sample of suspicious tissue is sent to a lab. A pathologist studies it to determine the doubt. They may also do tests to get more information.
A result can often be given within 2 to 3 days after the biopsy. A result that requires a more complicated analysis can take 7 to 10 days.
Generally, patients do not meet pathologists, despite the important role they play in the medical team and their significant contribution in deciding the treatment plan. It is crucial for both patient and the attending doctor to have confidence in the report.
In many cases, patients or even their doctors request for a second opinion from other pathologists, especially if the diagnosis is inconclusive.