Central clinical laboratory of our hospital was established with the aim to cater the diagnostic needs of patients round the clock. The laboratory diagnosis plays an important role in treatment and prognosis of the patients. The central laboratory has state of art facilities with calibrated instruments and trained technicians. The laboratory has three sections viz., Biochemistry, Microbiology and Pathology
The Microbiology section of Central laboratory has various facilities to handle the specimens related to infectious diseases. It has various divisions viz., Bacteriology, Virology, Serology, Immunology, Mycology and Parasitology. The Virology laboratory has molecular diagnostic facilities and has been accredited by NABL and approved by ICMR. The Department strives to provide the accurate results complying with the turn around time (TAT) which help in giving timely treatment to the patients. The Department has EQAS in place and performs strict internal and external quality assessment to maintain the quality of the laboratory. The Microbiology section has highly qualified and dedicated faculty members working round the clock.
Culture and antimicrobial susceptibility testing are offered for bacterial and fungal infections. Facilities for advanced identification of microbes is available.
We offer services to diagnose - Dengue, Leptospirosis, Enteric fever, blood borne viral infection panel (HIV,HBV,HCV,SYPHILIS), parasitic diseases, Mycobacterial disease (TB & Leprosy) and all other bacterial & fungal infections.
Real time Polymerase chain reaction (rPCR) facility is now the need of hour in this Covid-19 pandemic. The Molecular facility of our Clinical Virology Laboratory caters the need of patients for the diagnosis of Covid-19. It has the facility to perform Real Time Reverse transcriptase PCR and Rapid Antigen Test for Covid-19.
The laboratory has been established as per ICMR guidelines and accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories (NABL), a Constituent Board of Quality Council of India.
The laboratory is well equipped with advanced calibrated equipments with cutting-edge technology such as Real Time PCR machine, Biosafety cabinets class IIA2, -80°C deep freezer, -20°C deep freezer, Cold centrifuge etc. The laboratory is taken care by highly qualified faculties. The RT PCR is fully automated and the results are generated in the form of graphs which are analysed by experts to interpret the results. The laboratory always strives to deliver accurate results on time to the patients.
Pathology is a branch of medical science that involves the study and diagnosis of disease through the examination of surgically removed organs, tissues ( biopsy samples ), body fluids, and is some cases whole body ( autopsy) .The Clinical Pathology division located in the Central Laboratory at Tagore Medical College hospital campus is a new generation laboratory featuring state-of-the-art equipment and technology. It provides comprehensive clinical laboratory services in the extensive domain of hematology, fluid cytology, semen analysis, fine needle aspiration cytology. The air conditioned lab is fully equipped with 5 part cell counter, urine analyzer , Coagulometer , automatic liquid based Pap test, separate FNAC chamber etc providing 24/7 services at an economical cost for the patients.Laboratory Internal Quality (IQ) is maintained effectively with daily assessment of Sysmex Quality Control Sample.
Externally laboratory quality is assessed by External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) conducted by AIIMS New Delhi. Constant up-gradation and introduction of new tests and methods to meet the demands of the clinicians has been one of our major goals.
Biochemistry is the study of biochemical components in the body, which helps in diagnosing and monitoring the treatment. The Clinical Biochemistry division located in the Central Laboratory at Tagore Medical College hospital campus is a new generation laboratory featuring state-of-the-art equipment and technology. It provides comprehensive clinical laboratory services in the extensive domain of clinical chemistry, therapeutic drug monitoring and endocrinology. The department carries out a range of esoteric testing like HbA1c quantification.
The objectives have been achieved by selection of proper equipments, high quality reagents, and strict internal and external quality assessment. Laboratory Internal Quality (IQ) is maintained effectively with daily assessment of BioRad Quality Control Sample. Externally laboratory quality is assessed by External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) conducted by CMC, Vellore. Constant up-gradation and introduction of new tests and methods to meet the demands of the clinicians has been one of our major goals. We have a fully automated central processing lab to give accurate and quick results. We offer a comprehensive range of clinical laboratory tests and profiles with sophisticated, automated operations which supports both routine and urgent testing.
A full-fledged and well equipped Blood Bank is functioning in the Hospital round the clock all the 365 days in the year to cater to the needs of the patients. The Director of Drug Control Tamilnadu, Chennai had granted blood bank license for the period from 07.09.2010 to 06.09.2015 and the License in Form 28-C bearing No. 312/28C and Form 26-G had been renewed for a further period from 07/09/2015 to 06/09/2020. The functioning of Blood Bank is closely monitored by the blood bank committee, which consists of the following Specialities. Follow-up action on the findings of the committee is persued by Dr.C.P.Luck.M.D., Medical Officer i/c of the Blood Bank who is also Co-ordinator of the committee.
|1.||Blood bank Medical officer||Dr.C.P.Luck M.D.,(Path)|
|2.||Resident Medical officer||Dr.Pragadeeswaran MBBS.,DCH|
|3.||HOD of General Medicine||Dr.T.K.V. Sharavanan M.D.,|
|4.||HOD of General Surgery||Dr. Jawahar M.S.,|
|5.||HOD of OBG||Dr.Premalatha M.D., DGO.,|
|6.||HOD of Pediatrics||Dr.Ravichandran M.D.,|
|7.||HOD of Orthopedics||Dr.Jenson M.S..,|
|8.||HOD of ENT||Dr.Subramanian M.S.,|
|9.||Urology||Dr.Joseph Wilfred M.S., Mch.,|
|10.||HOD of Anaesthesia||Dr. ShankarAnand M.D.,|
|11.||ICU Incharge||Dr. Sivakumar, MD|
|12.||Blood Bank Technical Supervisor||Mr. A. Rajanikanthan|
|13.||Nursing Superintendent||Mrs. Nissy|
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