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Histopathology & Cytopathology

Dr. Sunil Pasricha

Histopathology & Cytopathology

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Histopathology and Cytopathology : Histopathology and cytopathology form the backbone of patient management, more so in a tertiary care oncoinstitute.Our lab maintains highest levels of quality to ensure most accurate and timely diagnostic services.

The laboratory is well equipped with latest and hi-tech equipments as follows :
  1. Fully automated vacuum assisted tissue processor
  2. Thin prep machine for cytology
  3. Fully automated routine tissue processor
  4. Fully automated immunohistochemistry (IHC) stainers
  5. Microwave tissue processor
  6. Fully automated autostainer
  7. Microtome including motorized models
  8. Cryostat
  9. Embedding station
The faculty members perform the following functions in Histopathology and Cytopathology :

  • All tissues/aspirates /other cytological preparations are examined by highly trained and competent oncopathologists and cytopathologists
  • Annually report approximately 10,000 histopathology and an additional 10,000 cytology exercising tight control on turnaround time
  • The routine microscopic examination is supplemented by special stains &IHC whenever required. The IHC paraphrenalia consists of 120 IHC markers of diagnostic and prognostic implications. More than 12,000 IHC tests are performed annually
  • Provides rapid frozen section diagnosis for surgeries performed in the operating room or in the outpatient clinics. About 1000 Frozen sections are performed annually. The technical staff has been well trained for delivering good quality sections and staining
  • Provides rapid diagnosis for all cytology specimens comprising of FNAC, PAP smears, exfoliative cytology, body fluids etc
  • Teaching and training of the D.N.B. students and technical staff
  • Maintain work quality by proficiency testing in the form of external quality control programmes
  • Actively participates in EQAS for Surgical pathology (Anand Lab, Bangalore), Cytopathology (T.M.H., Mumbai) and IHC (Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia)
  • The histopathology participates in proficiency testing for breast prognostic biomarkers:ER,PR and HER2NEU (RCPA &UNITED KINGDOM NATIONAL EQAS)
  • Our faculty participates in multispecialty clinics and research programmes , hence providing comprehensive patient care


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