Pathology has two platforms of definition:
- It is the study of the essential nature of diseases and especially the structural and functional changes produced by them.
- It is the study of the anatomic and physiological deviations from the normal that constitute disease or characterize a particular disease.
Clinical pathology is a diagnostic specialty dealing with the analysis of bodily fluids such as blood, urine, including tissues, using the clinical microbiology, hematology and molecular pathology, to diagnose diseases related to the above
Sub-specialties of pathology include
- Morbid Anatomy
- Clinical Chemistry
Pathology Laboratory or Path labs as they are colloquially referred are the ones which deal with the science and practice of medical diagnosis by laboratory and analysis of tissue specimens (Biopsies), body fluids and other samples.
When a sample is delivered to a path lab for interpretation through a proper diagnosis, it follows a chronological process, before arriving at the same. The objective of pathology examination of a tissue is to provide accurate, precise and sufficiently comprehensive diagnoses to help the concerned physician in developing the best plan for treatment.
Types of Pathology Labs:
Hospital Labs: Every hospital today has a pathological and diagnostic lab as a support for the hospital medical services. Pathology services, at most hospitals deals with both anatomic and clinical diagnostics which encompasses surgical pathology, cytopathology, autopsy and laboratory medicine) pathology at most hospitals. Most often, the physicians attached to the hospitals, for both inpatients and large number of outpatients, if not all, prefer to have the diagnostic tests done by the in house path labs of the hospital.
Rare, complex and specialized tests are done in private entities and are commonly known as reference labs. These diagnostics are largely referred from hospitals, nursing home and health care facilities.
Public health laboratories are the ones operated and governed by state and local health departments. These laboratories support in the diagnosis of pandemics, outbreaks of community health threats and infectious and contagious diseases. These labs perform tests to monitor the prevalence of certain diseases in the community which are a public health concern, such as outbreaks of food or waterborne illnesses or detection of unique infectious agents.
Pathologists and members of a Pathology Lab
While pathologists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and detection of disease, they may be practicing subspecialty or general pathologists. The subspecialties can be haematology, neuropathology, dermatopathology, etc.
The pathology assistants or PA’s are those personnel who assist with the gross description and dissection of surgical cases and biopsies, working closely with supervising pathologists.
Then we have the Cytotechnologists and Hystotechnologists, who deal with the screening specimens of cells and processing tissues for diagnostic and testing procedures.
At Greenleaf Healthcare Centre, we have a round the clock, 24X7 Diagnostic Centre and Path Lab which caters to both in patient and out patient routine and specific examinations.
Greenleaf Diagnostics with its 24 hour service experienced Pathologists and highly competent Lab assistants, who are trained and have expertise in not only attending to the countless medical diagnostics but also produce every report with accuracy and within the time as per the commitment.
From routine clinical pathology and tests such as ECG or X-Ray, which are available at any given time of the day or night, there are specialized diagnostics such as Ultrasound Sonography, MRI and PAP-Smear, which are catered by subspecialty pathologists in a specific time. However, what makes Greenleaf Diagnostics as one of the finest diagnostic centre or Pathology Laboratory in Kukatpally, Hyderabad, is the extra mile, the extra care, the much needed relief, the right doses of empathy that are practiced, exhibited and demonstrated by the entire team of the pathology lab authorities of Greenleaf Health Care.
Be it a first time in house patient who requires a specialty lab test done, or an emergency admission at the dead of the night which required immediate attention on some diagnostic tests, the Diagnostic In-Charge stands out in providing on call service to radiologists, technologists and other relevant personnel to provide the right care to the at the most appropriate time.
Laboratory Services at Greenleaf Health Centre consists of disciplines of Biochemistry, Clinical Pathology, Haematology, Immunology, Microbiology & Serology, Infectious Diseases, Histopathology, and Cytopathology. The highest priority and the foremost pledge in our Health care is to have accuracy, clarity, and fast reporting. The Diagnostic and Path lab are equipped with state-of-the-art equipments. The qualified, motivated and knowledgeable physicians and pathologists constantly endeavor to produce accurate results and uphold quality assurance.
Our technology at Greenleaf Diagnostics enables us to perform at par with international standards and provide you and your patients with quality of care which matches the western world. By adapting to the latest technology in equipments, machines, analyzers, scanners; we reach accuracy and precision, simultaneously in every diagnosis, every single time.