Laboratory Medicine includes testing services and associated practices for the diagnosis, interpretation, management or prevention of health-related conditions. This is done following `Best Practises’ in the subject and laid down international norms.
Amulya labs follows evidence based lab medicine practises, College of American Pathology Protocols, shall maintain high ethical and technical standards and practise guidelines. Most important of all we provide a clean and hygienic environment for patients who arrive for testing. We implore our patients to look for this often neglected element in lab testing lest you end up acquiring a new disease from the lab itself!!! As pathologists we also need to step out, carry out awareness campaigns for general public and guide them on latest screening protocols for public health disease and cancer.
One of the missions of ‘AMULYA LABSs` is to have a healthier population with screening and diagnostic tests in a quality laboratory run by a specialist trained in all the three vital fields of lab medicine which are pathology (histopathology, haematology, cytology, biochemistry and microbiology). Unfortunately this is not often seen in India where even technicians are running laboratories. People with an MD degree only in microbiology or biochemistry are also seen running laboratories giving out cancer tissue diagnosis. A pathologist; specifically a histopathologist is a medical doctor trained in studying diseased tissue under the microscope. This is essentially required for a final diagnosis of cancer. A pathologist (MD in Pathology) is also trained in running biochemistry, immunology and microbiological tests, validating, standardising and maintaining quality control by participating in external quality control programmes. Besides, he/she needs to continually update themselves to keep abreast of the latest in diagnostics. Histopathologists should follow CAP protocols in their reporting and ensure that the surgeons/ other clinicians understand their reports and are on the same grid.
Our message to the general public is:
- Always insist that your doctor refers you and your relatives to a pathology lab where a PATHOLOGIST is available for your investigations.
- Please confirm availability of a PATHOLOGIST before submitting your sample for analysis
- Please confirm name, qualification and MCI/ PCI registration number of your pathologist from official website of MCI/ Punjab medical Council.
- Consult a pathologist before drawing any self interpretation of your pathology results.
- Pathology reports validated by a registered PATHOLOGIST are considered authentic by mediclaim/ Insurance companies.
Pathology laboratories are the engine rooms of medical practice. Patient testing is most important for appropriate treatment of all diseases. Nearly 80-90% of all diagnosis and 100% of cancer diagnosis depend on pathology reports. A cancer diagnosis cannot be made without a cancer report from the histopathologist. A histopathologist shall diagnose the cancer under the microscope, shall assess the adequacy of the surgical resection and further let the treating surgeon know if it has spread. All human specimens are to be tested by PATHOLOGIST as per international standards.
To get the right results the laboratory & its staff should have
- The latest instructions for all the tests.
- Know how to do the tests the right way.
- Know how & when to do quality control
- Make sure the right test is done on the right patient
- Make sure the patient has prepared for the test
- Collect sufficient sample and label it correctly.
- Follow instructions for quality control
- Keep records of quality control tests
- Follow rules for discarding test materials
Amulya labs follow evidence based quality/performance measures to improve patient health with safe, hygienic, efficient, timely, equitable laboratory practices.