The Oncopathology Laboratory and all its sections are NABL accredited (National Accreditation Board of Testing and Calibration Laboratories: ISO 15189) since 2013. The workload is approximately 15,000 histopathology, 5000 cytology, 40,000 immunohistochemistry tests and 1000 frozen sections annually.The work-load is increasing by 15% year on year.
The Department has 5 Post Doctoral Fellows and 2
PDCC Fellows in Oncopathology . The fellowship period is 1 – 2 years.
The Department has 9 technologists, 4 project based technologists with 2 technologists each dedicated to immunohistochemistry and cytology services.
Tertiary Oncopathology Services.
Tertiary Oncopathology services include diagnostic surgical pathology, frozen section, immunohistochemistry and cytopathology services. The department has an intramural Cytogenetics and Molecular Pathology Laboratory with additional Consultants in these respective sections.
The Department operates on an intradepartmental software (AnPath) which helps traceability of every specimen right from accession, grossing, proccessing to reporting. Histopathology laboratory is well-equipped with 3 state of the art grossing stations, 2 Lieca cryostats, 2 Leica automated tissue processers, Leica automated straining / cover slipping machine and 6 automated immunohistochemistry platforms ( Leica / Roche / DAKO ). Cytology laboratory is well equipped with cytospin machines and Thin prep machine for liquid based cytology. The intramural Cytogenetics and Molecular Pathology Laboratory assist with ancillary testing.