The Hematopathology Section consists of a highly trained and experienced hematopathologists with well equipped and validated instruments. It has two fully automated 5-part differential cell counters, fully automated coagulation analyzers with ultra-modern 3-lasers, 8-colour flow cytometer.
The reports carry comprehensive interpretation after integration of tissue morphology along with ancillary testing such as flow cytometric analysis, molecular diagnostic testing and cytogenetic results. In addition to routine testing like blood counts, bone marrow and leukemia diagnosis the institute faculty has expertise in reporting minimal residual disease assay (MRD) by flow cytometry.
Currently, MRD studies are being offered for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B & T ALL) which will soon be expanded to multiple myeloma and acute myeloid leukemia. Needless to say, the laboratory lays great emphasis on quality and follows a strict quality control protocols.