Laboratory is a diagnostic tool in medical field. Laboratory techniques are applied to find out the cause of the disease. We assist the Physician in diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.
Science and Technology are two sides of a coin. Science develops knowledge in absolute sense; technology tries to apply that to life and makes it more comfortable. Better diagnosis does not mean better patient care. From performing an ordinary ESR test, to replicating a living organism by artificial means (cloning) the integral component of any venture or objective.
All great things have humble beginning. So there was a new dawn in 1904 in Guntur. As the strength of the patients grew, there arose a need for diagnostic tool. Thus began a small laboratory with simple routine tests. There was a demand for new tests and so the sisters started Hematology, Clinical Pathology, Serology, Biochemistry and then Blood Bank was extended. And now we have a Licensed Blood Bank under the guidance of the Drs. Annie and R.V.N. Uma Maheswara Rao.
We also have Cytology (PAP smear, Bone marrow and FNAC examinations) and Histopathology (Biopsy) departments with the help of an exhalent Pathologist.
Our laboratory is part of our St. Joseph`s General Hospital managed by Jesus Mary Joseph (JMJ) sisters.
It is opened round the clock to the patients of our OPD, Casualty, In- Patients (IP) and for Outsiders from other hospitals especially from Government Hospital.
We maintain reputation of our patients because of our accurate reports, advanced equipments, well experienced and educated personnel with upto date knowledge.
We do maintain cleanliness for the safety of the patients, attendees and ourselves.
We work honestly for the safety and speedy recovery of the patients by diagnosing sickness or disease in assistance with Doctors.
We work in collaboration with all the departments of the hospital and work for the other without counting the time.
We maintain duty timings and will not be disturbed by other works on duty and maintain confidentiality of reports and obey the rules of the hospital and respect the management.
We are here to serve all people irrespective of cast, creed, color, language, rich or poor with dedication. We specially consider the poor patients.
Administrator -> Pathologist -> Laboratory In-charge -> Senior technicians -> Junior technicians -> Helping aids
Administrator -> Blood bank Officers -> Blood bank In-charge -> Senior technicians -> Junior technicians -> Nurses -> Helping aid
Payments are done in the hospital billing section before testing.
We collect the blood and after testing we deliver reports to the patients or attendees
As per In Patients (IP) ward staff collects the blood and brings to the laboratory along with the requisition form with all patient`s details required and bill number and after testing we issue reports to the staff with a signature.
1. Hematology 2. Pathology & Cytology 3. Biochemistry 4. Serology 5. Histopathology (Biopsy). 6. Blood Bank
Hematology is the study of blood cells.
We collect blood with vacutainers and disposable syringes with sterile precautions. For Hematology we use EDTA Anticoagulant except for ESR and Clotting factors, for which we use Sodium Citrate as anticoagulant. We do Complete Blood Picture (CBP), QBC Profile, Hemoglobin(Hb), Total Leukocyte Count(TC), Differential Count(DC), Platelet Count, Absolute Eosinophil Count(AEC) and RBC Count. All these we do by Cell Counter, QBC Machine and if required manually.
We do all these tests with advanced Five parts Cell Counter
Test for Malaria Parasite (MP) and Microfilaria are also done by Smear, QBC and Rapid card test methods.
We also do Peripheral Smear (PS) with the help of Pathologist and clotting factors like Bleedings Time (BT), Clotting Time (CT), Prothrombin Time Test (PT), and Partial Thromboplastin Time Test (PTT) in advanced Thrombo Stat machine.
Pathology deals with the nature of the disease.
Clinical Pathology is the application of techniques to find out the cause of the disease.
We do Urine analysis- Albumin, Sugar, Microscopy, Occult blood, Bile salts, Bile pigments, Ketone bodies & Bence Jones Proteins.
Stool examination: - Microscopy, Occult blood and Reducing sugar.
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF):- Cell Count, DC, Protein and Chloride are done.
All other body fluids like Pleural fluid, Synovial fluids, Peritoneal fluid and Pericardial fluids are also done.
Semen Analysis and post coital tests for infertility are also done.
We also have experienced Pathologist to report Cytology slides, FNAC, Bone Marrow, LE cells, Sickle cells test, etc
Clinical Biochemistry deals with the Biochemistry Laboratory applications to find out the cause of the disease. The Chemical constituents of various body fluids, such as Blood, Urine, CSF and other body fluids are analyzed. These determinations are useful in diagnosing various conditions such as Diabetes mellitus, Jaundice, Pancreatitis, Gout, Renal disorders, Cardiac function, Hyperlipidemia, etc.
These are also useful in determining the severity f diseases of many organs such as Liver, Stomach, Heart, Kidney and Brain etc.
We have Turbo Chem Auto Analyzer, Semi Auto Analyzer, Electrolytes Analyzer and ABG Analyzers.
We do Blood Sugar (FBS, PPBS, RBS, GTT, GCT), Urea, Creatinine, Lipid profile ( Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL), Liver function tests (Bilirubin Direct & Indirect, SGPT, SGOT and Alkaline phosphates), Lipase, Amylase, CPK, CKMB, AG ratio (Protein, Albumin, Globulin), S. Calcium, Uric acid, LDH, Phosphorus, Magnesium and Electrolytes (Na, K, Cl). Sugar, Protein, Chloride for CSF and other body fluids also done.
We use mostly the Tulip, SD, Erba and J.mithra Rapid kits for MP, Dengue, Chikungunya, Troponin-T, HIV, HBsAg and HCV, Rapid tests for RA factor, CRP, ASO, VDRL, Serum Grouping and Rh Etc.
ELISA for HIV, HBsAg and HCV, ELISA for Thyroid profile (T3, T4, TSH, Prolactin, FT4) also done.
We have also a latest Automated machine called MINIVIDAS Hormonal Analyzer in which we do all Thyroid tests, D-dimer, Ferritin, Prolactin and Vit-D3.
WESTERN BLOT test for HIV Confirmation is done.
Histopathology deals with the study of abnormal cells. E.g.:- Diagnosis of Cancer
All types of biopsies are tested and diagnosed by the experienced Pathologist and technicians- Grossing, Processing, Embedding, Section cutting, Staining, Mounting & Microscopy is done for diagnosis and Computerized report is issued.