Institute Of Laboratory Sciences

Institute Of Laboratory Sciences

Institute of Laboratory Sciences at Padiyath Medicity- Hopital Du Cinquantenaire is a state-of-the-art department provided with the finest equipment for comprehensive diagnostic support to their clinical counterparts and a patient-centric approach.

We have a multitude specialty departments catering to both routine and special diagnostic requirements of the hospital, namely - Biochemistry, Cytogenetics, Hematology, Histopathology, Metabolic, Microbiology/Serology, Immunology, Molecular Genetics and Transfusion Medicine. These labs are equipped with some of the latest fully computerized state of the art equipments which ensure accuracy and dependability of the investigations done.We Are Proud to state that this is the first full integrated Laboratory with all equipment directly connected to the many Network backbone.

Padiyath Medicity- Hopital Du Cinquantenaire laboratories and Blood Bank follow rigid quality control measures and are participants in internal and external quality assurance programmes.

Salient Features
Range Of Services

The department of Haematology provides state-of-the-art investigative facility for comprehensive diagnosis of hematological disorders. The department comprises a core laboratory for routine laboratory tests and specialized facilities for study of haemostatic, haemolytic and oncologic disorders. Acid and alkaline eletrophoreses and haemoglobin HPLC are well developed for diagnosis of haemoglobinopathies. Flow cytometry of bone marrow, blood and lymphomas is one of the strengths of this laboratory and serves the needs of the haematopoietic stem cell bone marrow transplant unit.

Clinical pathology

The laboratory has an integrated approach of analyzing the entire urine and nor individualized tests. The division also performs screening tests for inborn errors of metabolism, Myogloblin and Bence Jones protein. The division also handles Stool analysis, Occult blood detection , semen Analysis and Body fluid examination.


The Department of Microbiology is well equipped to teach and diagnose most of the infectious diseases prevalent in the society. The department also carries out bacteriological analysis of water, theatre sterility checks, in house disinfectant testing and hospital environmental surveillance. The diagnostic laboratory is well equipped with automated Bact-Alert system for Blood culture, Turbidometry, Walk in incubator and walk in cooler, Biosafety cabinets, and State of the art equipment like Enhanced Chemiluminescence's Immuno Assay for serodiagnosis of HIV, Hepatitis markers and other infectious diseases.Basic Molecular biology equipment like Thermocyler, Gel documentation system, Refrigerated centrifuge etc., are available for research purposes.

Bio Chemistry

Clinical biochemistry laboratory which is equipped with state of the art equipment and works round the clock to provide timely and reliable reports on a wide range of biochemical parameters. The results are reviewed by highly experienced and qualified staff before they are released. They keep a regular check on its performance by running control samples to keep track of the accuracy, precision and reproducibility of the analytical procedures.

Microbiology and Serology

Microbiology and Serology labs provide services for the diagnosis of infectious diseases of a bacterial, viral, parasitic, fungal or tubercular nature. In addition to routine diagnostic methods, automated systems aid in the rapid detection of infectious agents in blood or body fluids. Serological investigations are also performed for a variety of infectious agents including viral agents such as HIV and Hepatitis viruses. Automated systems for identification of microorganisms and their susceptibility to antimicrobials further expedite reporting which may be life saving for patients.


Equipped to culture samples like blood (in suspected cases of typhoid and sepsis), pus or tissue (in cases of skin and soft tissue infection), urine (in urinary tract infections), faeces (for diarrhoea), sputum (for pneumonia) , throat swab (for tonsillitis) and other specimens for severe infections of bone, nervous system etc. Antimicrobial sensitivity tests for isolated organisms help in guiding the antibiotic therapy.


This lab is a Biosafety level 3 containment facility because it cultures mycobacterium tuberculosis and other mycobacteria. Cultures are done by automated culture system and samples are handled following WHO and CDC safety guidelines.


This is an isolated facility which cultures fungi from clinical samples. Fungal infections are increasingly suspected in patients with compromised immunity and so proper diagnostic facility for these infections have become absolutely essential. We also perform species level identification and antifungalsusceptibility of Candida, the commonest fungus isolated from patients. We have the finest and the most advanced mycology facility in the city.


Immunology is the study of the body's immune system and its functions and disorders.

Our Immunology lab focuses on:
  • Identifying antibodies (proteins made by a type of white blood cell in response to an antigen -- a foreign protein -- in the body).
  • Investigating problems with the immune system such as autoimmune diseases (when the body's immune system turns on its own tissues) and immunodeficiency disorders (when a body's immune system is underactive).
Histopathology & Cytopathology

The department of Histopathology and Cytopathology gives opinion on specimens from Gynecology, Urology, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Respiratory Medicine and highly specialized areas such as Neurology, Oncology, and Transplant units. Immunohistochemistry offers updated diagnostic and prognostic applications in the field of oncology. Flow cytometric evaluation of lymphomas is readily available. Frozen section technique allows rapid diagnosis for immediate decisions regarding intra-operative and postoperative patient management. We have an advance immuno histochemical laboratory performing more than 80 diagnostic as well as prognostic markers with proper quality control program in place which assures the reliable and reproducible results in minimal turnaround time.

The Cytopathology service is well equipped. Diagnostic facility is provided for gynecologic and Non -gynaecologic sample in shortest possible turnaround time. Gynaecologic services include pap smear reporting (Bethesda 2001) & outsourced facilities for HPV testing and liquid based thin prep PAP smear. Non-gynaecologic samples include: cytology of fluids, bronchial specimen, CBD brushing, USG guided and CT guided FNA's. We also do FNA from various superficial sites in lab and bedside.

Transfusion Medicine

The department of Transfusion Medicine is equipped with high end systems to collect and process blood for preparation of components, storage of blood and blood products and for apheresis procedures. Latest techniques are used for immuno-haematological testing, for blood compatibility and for diagnosis. The department also receives samples from outside for work-up of auto and alloimmune haemolytic anemias. The department is committed to ensure availability of safe blood. Stringent quality control practices include testing of a defined number of units of each product for the appropriate parameters. Blood is collected only from voluntary non-remunerated replacement donors only. The Department provides round the clock service including platelet apheresis and peripheral stem cell harvesting.

Keeping these guidelines in mind, the Institute of Laboratory Sciences at Padiyath Medicity- Hopital Du Cinquantenaire is applying and adapting cutting-edge technologies to meet these special needs. Our qualified and experienced laboratory faculty with its commitment has left no stone unturned to ensure quality laboratory testing with shortest possible turnaround time. We do our best to ensure that you benefit from our wide range of services.