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Medical laboratory at St. Philomena’s Hospital has began 1937 with bare minimum investigations, then required for the population that the hospital were catering to. On the course of time the laboratory progressed as the need for the newer investigations with novel technologies necessitated by developing scenario.

Being part of the mainstream of St. Philomena’s Hospital the Laboratory always maintained the common motto ‘LOVE CARE & SHARE” and upheld the service oriented approach with all the ethical implications of medical profession. Laboratory has evolved itself to a one of the choicest place not only for our patient both IP & OP but also for the neighbourhood population.

We at the Laboratory dedicated to provide diagnostic services, with maximum quality with the NABH standards. The tests are carried out on clinical specimen to assist the treating clinicians in diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention of disease.

On the course of our development we always held in reserve the quality and availability of maximum feasible services with affordable cost to people coming into our premises. We make sure the timelines for the report are kept and confidentiality of the reports are maintained.

Laboratory at St. Philomena’s
It is located at first floor of the OPD block. The department is well equipped and separated into various units for the smooth functioning and quality reporting.
The inter lab departments are

  • Phlebotomy section
  • Sample processing unit
  • Hematology
  • Clinical pathology
  • Microbiology and Serology
  • Biochemistry
  • Histopathology & cytopathology
  • Molecular techniques (PCR)
  • Counseling center
    The work-force
    We have a team of dedicated, committed and who work with the vision and mission of the Hospital, the pathologists, Microbiologists, biochemists, and a group of well qualified and experienced laboratory technologists, clerical staff and lab assistants round the clock rendering their service to the patients. A prompt solution to the fast diagnosis, treatment of the patient
    High quality
    The quality assurance programme of the laboratory takes care to give accurate results with minimum turnaround time. The laboratory makes initiatives to see the patient and staff safety in everything we do and create novel efforts for improving excellence. We with open mind accept the suggestions given by both the patient and the clinicians. The quality of work is ensured by the external and internal quality assurance programmes.
    Diverse technologies
    Barcode for patient registration
    Vacutainer sample collection
    Fully automated cell counters and coagulation analyzer
    Fully automated microbiology department
    Serology equipped with technologies like, ELISA, CLIA, Nephlometry, immunoblot techniques
    Molecular techniques for PCR.
    Fully automated biochemistry analyzers, immunochemistry analyzers with technologies like CLIA, ELFA, HPLC, etc.
    Histopath with fully automated tissue processor, cryostat, liquid based cytology, microscopic image capture techniques of the slides, etc.