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NU Hospitals aims to provide all the necessary laboratory investigations required for patient care through its laboratory services.

NU Hospitals Diagnostic Services (NUHDS) is a NABL accredited laboratory (M-0412) that commits to perform medical testing activities according to the requirements of ISO 15189:2007, NABL specific criteria & other regulatory authorities. State of art technology is used to release accurate & reliable reports with least turnaround time by following good laboratory practices at affordable prices.

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All the laboratory’s departments provide qualitative analysis (chemical analysis designed to identify the components of a substance) and quantitative analysis (chemical analysis designed to determine the amounts or proportions of the components of a substance) of biological fluids such as blood, serum or plasma, urine, stools, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) etc. These are required in order to detect specific constituents to support clinicians in the practice of medicine. Care is taken to ensure accuracy, precision reproducibility and prompt reporting with a minimal turnaround time. Laboratory has dedicated, motivated, knowledgeable and qualified doctors and technical staff.

We provide services in Hematology, Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Pathology, Microbiology, Serology and Cytopathology.

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Quality Control and Quality Analysis Standards

We are constantly involved in updating laboratory techniques and maintaining international quality control and quality analysis standards. We ensure quality through the following measures:

Internal and External Quality Control: The laboratory maintains internal and external quality control standards. Special emphasis is given to daily quality checks through internal quality control as well as external quality control standards, by participating in quality control programs. The quality control standards are maintained as per NABL recommendations.

We have a well developed Hospital Information System (HIS) network that provides interfacing of machine generated reports with our reporting software.

FDA-approved Reagent Kits: The reagents kits used for various analyses are FDA-approved.
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Sample Collection Center (Phlebotomy)

  • 24 hours Sample collection center (Phlebotomy) with barcode management system.
  • Well trained technicians for collection of samples.
  • Pain less procedure for sample collection.
  • Dispatching samples and patient reports through pneumatic chute system.
  • Reducing turn-around time for dispatching the reports.
  • Maintaining aseptic techniques for sample collection procedures.
  • Maintaining better rapport with patients.
  • Rejection of samples as per approved standardized protocols (NABL).

Special Services to Patients

  • Providing Laboratory Services 24/7, 365 days a year: The laboratory provides the patients round-the-clock services, 365 days a year.

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Clinical Biochemistry

The biochemistry department has the appropriate technology not only to perform routine tests but also a wide variety of specialized investigations like Immunoassays (hormone analysis).

We have a fully automatic random access autoanalyser capable of performing spectrophotometric assays, integrated multisensor technology (IMT), and immunoturbidometric analysis of various analytes.

It performs 400 tests per hour. Routine biochemistry analysis is done based on different packages that we offer.

  • Diabetic Profile
  • Stone Packages I-IV
  • Stone Analysis
  • Renal Packages I-III
  • Cardiac Profile
  • Thyroid Profile
  • Iron Profile
  • Liver function tests
  • Transplant Pack- I & II
  • ABG & electrolytes for Critical Care
  • Drug testing – Cyclosporine, Tacrolimus etc.

Hematology

 

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The laboratory is equipped with completely automated instruments such as cell counters for carrying out routine hematological investigations. We have a compact, high performance hematology analyzer providing accurate and precise Complete Haemogram results, including a fully automated WBC 5-part differential. Anemia Profile, coagulation studies, blood grouping are also performed. Blood storage facility is available for inpatients.

Microbiology

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Facilities provided are:

Routine cultures for urine, stool, pus/swab, fluid and blood. Reporting of culture and sensitivity, isolation and identification of organisms is also done.

Staining techniques

  • Gram stain
  • AFB stain
  • Special staining for opportunistic pathogens.

Serology

ELISA test for :

  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B
  • HCV
  • Anti- HBs
  • CMV DNA PCR( qualitative and quantitative)
  • Other tests like VDRL, CRP, ASO, RA/RF, Widal, and Malaria.

Clinical Pathology

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We have a fully automated machine for performing urine analysis. Routine analysis of samples like stool, fluid and semen is also done.