/ Laboratory Medicine
The laboratory forms an integral part
of the M P Shah Healthcare offering a 24 hour service. The laboratory
is run by a highly qualified and dedicated team of phlebotomists, technologists
and support staff.
The laboratory services are provided in an ultra modern facility equipped
with modern automated equipment that are well maintained. The lab provides
diagnostic services in phlebotomy, clinical chemistry, special chemistry,
haematology, blood bank and transfusion, histopathology and cytopathology.
Accuracy and precision of tests are maintained by strict internal quality
assurance programme which is reviewed daily. The lab is participating
in external quality control programmes RIQAS (Randox International Quality
Assessment Scheme) - (U.K) and HUQAS (Human Quality Assessment Service)
- (Canada) with an aim of providing test results that meet international
The following are the sections in the lab:
This section is well equipped with modern state of the art fully automatic
chemistry analyzer, Olympus AU-400. The analyzer has a broad test menu
including Renal function tests, liver function tests, cardiac enzymes,
lipid profile, blood sugar and glycated haemoglobin among others. Apart
from the AU 400 back-up machine include Vitros 250, Humalyser 3000 and
9180 Electrolyte analyzer (Roche).
This section is highly specialized performing mainly immunological and
rare tests. The main equipment is Axysm immuno analyzer which is fully
automated. Tests performed here include troponin, insulin, ferritin,
Vitamin 812, folate, thyroid function tests, HIV, hepatitis 8 and C,
hormonal profiles and tumour markers. Other equipment used include Tecan
eliser reader and the Mini Vidas.
Haematology and Blood Bank
The section is responsible for blood counts and also ensuring that blood
for transfusion is safe for patients use. It is equipped with a fully
automated analyzer Cell Dyne 3700 and a back up Cell Dyne 1700 for coagulation
studies, a semi automated analyzer. C02 is available. The blood bank
is able to make blood products namely platelets concentrates, fresh
frozen plasma for patients when required, using a refrigerated centrifuge.
Currently the gel system is used for grouping and cross match. 80ne
marrows are preferred if requested by a Consultant Haematologist
Microbiology and Parasitology
The section performs standard analysis of specimen for bacterial, parasitic
and T8 infection.
Histology and Cytology
This section serves the hospital and many other small laboratories in
the vicinity. Surgical specimen are processed and read by highly qualified
histo/cytopathologist. Pap smear, F.NA. and non gynecological cytology
specimens like effusion, urine and C.S.F are processed to assist clinical
and precise diagnosis if the patient conditions and thus proper management.
The consultants are available for discussion with clinician if required.
This section is specialized for the diagnosis of bacteriology, Parasitology
and tuberculosis, aerobic and anaerobic bacterial cultures, drug susceptibility
testing, Ziel Nelson staining technique for diagnosis of Tb, a wide
range of rapid antigen detection test e.g. salmonella antigen, H.pylori
e.t.c., diphasic blood culture.
We are currently subscribed to the Human Quality Control Programme.