Dr. Catherine Matthew
The subdivisions of Department of Laboratory Medicine
Biochemistry & Immunology
Clinical Biochemistry is the division of laboratory medicine that deals with the measurement of chemicals (both natural and unnatural) in blood, Urine, and other body fluids. These test results are useful for detecting health problems, determining prognosis and guiding the therapy of a patient.
Haematology &Clinical Pathology
Hematologists and hematopathologists are highly trained healthcare providers. They specialize in diseases of the blood and blood components. These include blood and bone marrow cells. Hematological tests can help diagnose anemia, infection, hemophilia, blood-clotting disorders, and leukemia.
Histopathology & Cytopathology
Histopathology the study of tissues affected by diseases can be useful in making a diagnosis and in determining the severity and progression of disease. Understanding the normal structure of different tissues is essential for interpreting the changes that occur during disease.
The microbiology laboratory is devoted to the culturing, examination, and identification of microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, yeasts, etc. The microbiology laboratory has a crucial role in effective infection prevention and control (IPC)
The isolation and characterization of microorganisms inflicting infections performed by the microbiology laboratory plays two important functions.
- Clinical & Managing the infections on a regular basis.
- Epidemiological & Deep knowledge of an infective microbe present in a patient is helpful in investigating its source and mode of transmission.
Microbiology laboratory mainly deals with bacteriology, mycology, serology, and virology. The microbiology laboratory is supervised by a panel of professionals with proper educational qualifications and training.
Molecular techniques have been widely used in clinical diagnosis, e.g., diagnosing disease, predicting disease course, and identifying infectious agents. We are mainly focused on PCR techniques for the diagnosis of various diseases.