We understand that a comprehensive assessment of pathologic changes is essential to preclinical and clinical studies for ensuring safety, efficacy, and mechanism of action for novel therapeutic agents. Yashoda hospital features experts with multidisciplinary expertise in all types of biologics chemicals, drugs, and devices, providing several routines and specialized pathology services.
Our Department of Pathology at Yashoda Hospital is a committed department created to include all the subspecialties of laboratory medicine: Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology & Immunohaematology, Histopathology and Cytopathology, Clinical Microbiology, and Molecular Biology. We provide complete support, expertise, and consultation services that facilitate clinical care in the hospital.
We use cutting edge technologies such as Surgical pathology, Oncopathology, Cytopathology, including Conventional Pap Smear, Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology, Liquid Based Cervical Cytology, HPV- Immunohistochemistry, DNA Testing, Immunofluorescence for kidney and skin diseases.
Our Department of Pathology has the latest technologies and services featuring all aspects of the laboratory, ranging from pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases. We continuously update our technology and equipment’s to deliver accurate and reproducible results in the quickest possible turnaround time.
Our department offers diagnostic services, which are seamlessly integrated with the hospital information system so that laboratory reports could be accessed by an authorized person from any remote location in the hospital.
To save time, money, and efforts of our patients, we offer the facility of downloading the outpatient laboratory reports with real-time online access.
We are proud of the fact that our Department of Pathology are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and cutting edge technology encompassing all the phases of the laboratory system
Comprehensive Units At The Department:
Our Department of Pathology has laboratories that provide the highest quality services and ensures exceptional accuracy and reliability of each test result. We have several specialties in our pathology departments that cater to different patient health care.
For a comprehensive diagnosis of hematological disorders, we have a dedicated laboratory offering routine laboratory tests at our state-of-art haematology unit. Our laboratory offers specialized facilities for the study of haemolytic, haemostatic, and oncologic disorders.
Advanced State-of-the-Art Equipment
Our clinical haematology department possesses the latest and high-tech equipment that provides instant and accurate results. Some of the technologies we have are:
What is Hematology?
Hematology is the study of blood disorders and blood. We have highly trained haematologists and hematopathologists that have specialization in diseases of the blood and blood components. These are bone and bone marrow cells. Our haematological tests can aid and help in diagnosing infection, hemophilia, anemia, blood-clotting disorders, and leukemia.
Services offered at the unit
Our Clinical Hematology Tests Include:
Complete blood count (CBC), which includes:
Other tests are:
Our clinical biochemistry Unit at the Pathology department provides routine and specialized biochemical tests such as tumor markers, therapeutic drug monitoring, and hormone assays. We have a turnaround time, which is at par with international standards.
Our Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory meets the requirements of the national quality standard. We possess sophisticated, automated operations that aids and support both routine and urgent testing.
Services provided by the department
Routine and stat testing
Special Testing Unit
Our unit also measures TPMT (thiopurine methyltransferase) enzyme activity, thiopurine metabolite levels, and more:
Special biochemical tests
General urine tests
Our Cytopathology lab is well equipped with the latest screening and diagnostic facilities for testing and analyzing gynaecologic, non -gynecologic, and fine-needle aspiration specimens in the shortest possible turnaround time. Yashoda’s hospital state-of-the-art clinical diagnostic laboratory is a leading provider of testing and consultation in cytopathology.
Our fully accredited laboratory is staffed by nationally recognized cytopathologists with specialization in all areas of cytology. In addition, the laboratory works in close association with physicians and scientists in personalized flow cytometry, genomic medicine, and cytogenetics to offer additional specialized studies. The members of our laboratory offer a multidisciplinary team approach to ensure a high quality of testing and diagnosis.
What is Cytopathology?
The cytopathology method is the use of specialist diagnostic techniques to analyze individual cells, which are extracted from the tissues to identify the cause and nature of a disease. During routine diagnostic tests, such as bronchoscopy and cystoscopy, cell samples are gathered.
The cytopathology process is the analysis of cells samples, which is a rapid process that requires specialist training to correctly recognize cells that poses potential dangers to a patient such as infected cells, pre-cancerous and cancerous cells. Our trained cytopathologists lookout for any viral infections and cancers and precancerous changes in cells.
Advanced Technology Used By Us:
We provide online delivery of patient reports and possess fully automated analytical systems. Some of the equipment used in several sections are- automated systems for cytopathology and automated haematology analyzers: BioRad Variant II HPLC system, Coagulometer-ACL Elite Pro, Horiba Yumizen h2500, Beckman Acess II, ELISA system, BACTEC 9120, Architect, ABOTT platforms for chemistry and immunoassays, etc.
Our Cytopathology Test List Include;
At Yashoda hospital, our Histopathology Unit offers the latest and precise opinion on specimens from Urology, Gynaecology, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine, Orthopaedics. Our specialized experts and doctors also offer highly specialized recommendations on areas such as Oncology, Neurology, and Transplant units.
What is Histopathology?
Histopathology is the diagnosis and study of the various diseases of the tissues that include analyzing tissues and/or cells under a microscope. Our trained and expert histopathologists diagnose various tissues causing diseases and helping the physicians in managing patients care.
Advanced Technology Used By Us
We use advanced technology, including:
What are the applications of Histopathologists?
Histopathologists are generally doctors that work with other departments and clinical specialties. By examining a small piece of tissue from the liver, skin, kidney, or other organs, our hispathologists carefully examine the tissue under a microscope to look for any changes in the cells that may explain the symptoms or signs for illness.
To provide a diagnostic service for cancer, our expert histopathologists provide a diagnostic service for cancer. They provide information as to which tumor is benign, malignant, and determine the stage of cancer.
Histopathology Test Procedure
There are various tests procedure which involves the examination of sampled tissues under a microscope using three types of specimens:
Our Clinical Histopathology tests are:
Immunohistochemistry (IHC) laboratory
In the field of oncology, we provide outstanding diagnostic and prognostic applications in our state-of-the-art automation and technology immunohistochemistry laboratory. We provide reliable and deliverables results in our IHC labs in minimal turnaround time. Our Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Lab is an extensive lab that has established state-of-the-art automation and technology to deliver outstanding IHC staining for hundreds of targets in human tissue. The IHC lab conducts FISH assays for the prognosis and diagnosis of solid tumors and the assessment of various breast cancer markers. Our advanced lab is well equipped to develop and apply new tests for clinical trials. Our expert lab technologists and doctors offer frequent consultations to different outpatients and serve as a reference laboratory for several tests for hospitals in the region.
The significant highlights of the lab include:
Advanced Technology Used By Us
We use the latest state-of-the-art technology, which includes
What Do IHC Tests Measure?
Immunohistochemistry is a method that is used to determine the presence and level of specific cellular proteins. IHC is used to measure protein expression by using specially labeled antibodies that bind itself to the proteins of interest.
What are the applications of the IHC Tests?
IHC has an added advantage over traditionally used special enzyme staining techniques as it can identify different varieties of proteins, enzymes, and tissue structures. Some of the uses that IHC offers are:
Clinical Microbiology and Serology
At Yashoda hospital, the clinical microbiology laboratory plays an essential role because it helps in the diagnosis and management of patients with lower respiratory tract infections. In our laboratory, we offer pathogen detection, identification, and susceptibility testing on the basis of empirical antimicrobial therapy and individually tailored regimens.
Our state-of-the-art clinical microbiology laboratory at Yashoda Hospital focuses not only on routine cultures and sensitivities testing but also look out for any serological, molecular, and immunological diagnostic tests for all infectious diseases.
Our microbiology laboratory also provides epidemiologic data that support the hospital epidemiologist in the detection, investigation, prevention, and termination of nosocomial outbreaks.
We have standardized equipment such as Phoenix BD Id/AST, Minineph, Minividas, Architect, BACTEC 9120, MGIT960, etc. and high-tech nucleic acid detection techniques for rapid diagnosis of infectious diseases.
We have various sections in our clinical microbiology unit:
1. Immunology lab
2. Virology lab
3. Serology lab
4. Mycology lab
5 . Bacteriology lab
6 . Parasitilogy lab
Some of the Services provided are: