Laboratory Services

Facilities

Laboratory Services

MIOT Laboratory ServicesThe Department of Laboratory Services at MIOT International offers round-the-clock services in all branches of laboratory medicine. Ranked eighth internationally, the sophisticated 6,000 sq. ft facility has state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and a full-time, dedicated team of pathologists and microbiologists.

Sophisticated, centralised laboratory services

MIOT International laboratory services include clinical pathology, clinical chemistry, endocrinology and serology, haematology, immuno-haematology and coagulation, microbiology, anatomic pathology and cytology, transplantation Immunology, flow cytometry, and molecular diagnostics.

The laboratory has adopted the ISO 15189:2007 quality management system. It is staffed with excellent technicians who are mandatorily kept updated with the latest protocols and methodologies, and work closely with laboratory physicians.

  • Clinical Pathology
  • Haematology
  • Immunology and Molecular Diagnostics
  • Centralised Laboratory Services
/

The centralised laboratory, right on campus, enables discussion between pathologists, lab-medicine experts, doctors and surgeons. Patients benefit from an accurate and quicker diagnosis which, in turn, means quicker treatment and a shorter hospital stay.

Clinical chemistry, endocrinology and serology

The clinical chemistry, endocrinology and serology division at MIOT International is equipped with three fully-automated analysers with a throughput of more than 2600 tests per hour. Common metabolic panel, electrolytes and esoteric tests are run on these machines.

The division plays an important role in the diagnosis and management of diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis as it has the facilities to run fully-automated chemistry and immunoassay analysers. Biomarkers for thyroid disorders, subfertility and osteoporosis enable physicians and surgeons to manage them. Tumour, hepatitis and certain critical-care markers help to screen, diagnose and prognosticate disease, as well as reduce utility antibiotics. The division also plays a crucial role in the diagnosis of various autoimmune diseases, myeloma and renal diseases, as well as the detection of HIV, HBV and HCV.

Clinical Pathology

The clinical pathology section has a fully-automated urine chemistry analysis along with urine flow cytometry. It enables the early detection of kidney disease and prevention of kidney failure, as well as the identification of abnormalities in urine sediment which helps in early diagnosis of urinary tract infection.

Transplantation immunology and molecular diagnostics

The laboratory’s advanced transplantation immunology and molecular diagnostics division supports the organ transplant team with the following:

  • HLA typing and detection, donor-specific antibodies, panel-reactive antibody identification, flow crossmatch and tissue crossmatch, using advanced multiplex testing systems
  • Viral loads with its automated RT-PCR machine
  • Renal and skin biopsies and auto-immune disorder detection with immunofluorescence testing
  • Flow cytometry studies for immunophenotyping of blood cancer
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring using the automated immunoassay analyser
  • Evaluation of genetic markers for cancers using FISH and RTPCR

Anatomic pathology and cytology

The anatomic pathology and cytology division uses a cryostat for its frozen section, which facilitates intra-operative consultations between surgeon and pathologist. Its cytospin facilities aid in cytology and FNAC consultations and immunohistochemistry services are invaluable for challenging cases and in onco-pathology consultations.

Haematology

The haematology division is equipped with an automated hematology analyser with reticulocyte and body-fluid analysis. These systems enable the detection of haematological disorders like anemia and leukemia. The division is also equipped with:

  • Capillary electrophoresis for detection of abnormal haemoglobins like thalassemia, haemoglobin S, haemoglobin C, haemoglobin D, haemoglobin E, etc.
  • Automated Coauglometer for individual factor assay to diagnose and monitor diseases like haemophilia. Some of the tests performed are protein C, protein S, antithrombin III and lupus anticoagulant.

Microbiology

The microbiology division at MIOT International is involved in bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology and hospital surveillance. The automated blood and body-fluid culture systems and antibiotic sensitivity testing system helps in the early detection of infection. The mycobacteriology section is fully equipped with BS-III labs and renders molecular testing for detection, antibiotic sensitivity and resistance testing for mycobacterium.

NABH Medical Lab Certification

Department of laboratory Medicine, MIOT hospitals has been assessed and found to comply with NABH certification standards for medical laboratory in the fields of Clinical Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology & Serology.

Valid from: March 30 2016
Valid thru: March 29 2018

NABL Certificate of Accreditation

National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories Certificate of Accreditation – Department of laboratory Medicine

National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) is an autonomous body under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, and is registered under the Societies Act 1860. NABL provides laboratory accreditation services to laboratories that are performing tests / calibrations in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO 15189:2012 for medical laboratories.

NABL accreditation system complies with ISO/IEC 17011:2004 and Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) MR001. Based on evaluation of NABL operations by APLAC in 2000, NABL has been granted signatory member status by APLAC and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) under their Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs).

Certificate No: M-0666 (MIOT Hospitals dept. of lab medicine)

Issue date: 18th October 2016

Valid until: 17th October 2018

Scope of testing

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Hematology & Immunohematology
  • Clinical pathology
  • Microbiology & Serology
  • Histopathology & Cytopathology