Laboratory medicine has witnessed unsurpassed advancements in the last few decades. New analytical techniques have evolved. Technology advancements have been accelerating. Advances in laboratory medicine research have provided new breakthrough in diagnostic procedures and tools.All these developments have made rapid and accurate diagnosis possible for all of us today. Our motto “commitment to improve human lives through realiable diagnostic insights”.

The Laboratory provides through state of the art diagnostic platforms a 24 hours service to the hospitals patients as well as their doctors. Each section of laboratory is managed by a dedicated qualified senior laboratory technologist and specialized biomedical scientist to ensure that the latest in diagnostic pathology is available to assist in patient diagnosis as well as treatment. Over 95% of the test menu currently is carried out by in-house diagnostic platforms.

The Laboratory provides services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It supports routine and STAT testing for the hospital's emergency department, in-patient and outpatient. The Laboratory is headed by Dr. Susheela J. Innah ( DCP ,M.D in Pathology) with over 23 years experience in the fields of Clinical Chemistry, Immunology, Endocrinology, Hematology and Blood Banking. Sr. Gordian is the Laboratory

Operations and Quality Manager with over 21 years of experience leading a team of technologists and phlebotomists in providing a comprehensive range of laboratory services and clinical consultation to patients associated with Jubilee Mission Medical College Hospital. The Diagnostic Laboratory in the hospital is a well equipped computerisedlaboratory capable of providing a complete range of investigations in the areas of:

  • Haematology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Serology
  • Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Haematology
  • Sample Journey

    For most people, lab test is all about giving a blood sample or urine sample and then coming back later for collecting the test report. But do you know what happens after the sample is given? Do you know what is going on behind the scenes inside the testing lab? Do you know how your test results are determined and reported? In this section, we try to provide you with a walk through of a blood sample from sample collection to completion and dispatch of reports.

    Step 1 : Collection of the blood sample

    A trained laboratory technician called “Phlebotomist” usually performs this. Alternatively a doctor or a trained nurse could also do this. In many cases, blood is drawn from the vein located near the outer portion of the arm near the elbow. Phlebotomists are trained to efficiently handle this process which appears simple, yet requires considerable skill and care. If done correctly, the needle poke is usually painless.

    Step 2 : Labeling the blood sample

    The next step is to correctly label the sample. In our Lab, bar-coded labels are used which are affixed on the tube. The bar code incorporates patient name, specimen identification number and the lab-id allotted for that patient test Computer generated bar code data saves time and reduces potential labeling errors. It also helps improve tracking efficiencies from sample processing stage to the report generation stage.

    Step 3 : Documenting the specimen

    Blood sample is handed it over to respective departments. With the barcode label, the data is validated so that the tests that are run match with the person whose specimens have been collected

    Step 4 : Running the Tests

    Tests are today performed by sophisticated machines and not by humans holding pipettes in their mouth! Large labs have machines that can run high volume of sample batches. Blood samples are analysed (depending on the tests) in a machine called Blood Analyser. These are also called as Auto Analysers. Depending on the nature of the tests, different machines are used for analysing the sample. During the testing process, chemical reagents are used on the sample, depending on what test is being performed. Different machines are used for performing different types of tests on different types of sample

    Step 5 : Getting the results

    Most of the automated blood analysers used today, automatically generate the results in electronic format, and many of them are interfaced to the computer.

    When samples are processed in multiple analysers and equipments, the results are verified and validated as part of the internal quality control process. After verification they are consolidated and the results are fed into the Lab Information system (LIS). From here the reports gets printed and usually get signed off by the Senior pathologist, who performs one more round of scrutiny before sign off. Sometimes if the figures look too abnormal, which pre-empts some serious investigation, the lab would call the referring doctor directly and discuss the issue. For some tests, results are available within hours, for some by the end of the day. Some tests could take 48-72 hours to get the results. Some tests could take much longer. It depends upon the complexity of the test, processing frequency in the lab and other factors.

    Step 6 : Documenting the specimen

    Blood sample is handed it over to respective departments. With the barcode label, the data is validated so that the tests that are run match with the person whose specimens have been collected

    Quality Control

    To achieve high operational standards Internal and External Quality Control Programs are set up in each department.

    External Quality Control
    • Proficiency Testing Program from BIORAD, Germany
    • CMC Hospital, Vellore
    Hematology - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
    Coagulation Tests - CMC Hospital, Vellore
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