Pathology

Pathology

Pathology is a branch of healthcare dedicated to examining tissues, organs, fluids, and cells to understand the nature, causes, and effects of diseases. Pathologists analyze samples obtained through biopsies, surgeries, or bodily fluids to identify abnormalities. This information helps determine the stage or progression of a disease and guide treatment decisions.

Setting the Gold Standard with GMCClinics

When it comes to your health, you deserve the best. At GMCClinics, we are proud to announce that our laboratories have been awarded the coveted Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission International (JCI). This recognition signifies our unwavering commitment to delivering the highest quality, safest, and most patient-centered laboratory services in the region.

Achieving the JCI Gold Seal requires meticulous adherence to the organization's stringent international healthcare standards, including every aspect of our laboratory operations, from personnel qualifications and equipment accuracy to patient safety protocols and infection control measures.

This prestigious accreditation is a promise to you that we go the extra mile to ensure every test conducted in our laboratories is accurate, efficient, and reliable.

Choosing GMCClinics, Choosing Reliability:

With our JCI-accredited laboratories, you can be confident that you are receiving the highest caliber of care. We offer an extensive range of laboratory services, catering to all your diagnostic needs, from routine blood tests to specialized analyses.

Additional Laboratory Services:

  • Fertility Testing
  • Allergy Testing Panel
  • Vitamins, Minerals, and Metals
  • STD Profile
  • Antenatal Screening
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Profile
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Blood Alcohol Level

MAIN AREAS THAT COVERS

Biochemistry focuses on the chemical processes that occur within living organisms, providing insights into health and disease at the molecular level. Common procedures involve testing for blood sugar, liver function, lipids, and electrolytes.

Histopathology includes microscopic examination of tissue samples under a microscope to diagnose diseases. This complex analysis helps identify abnormal cell structures, inflammatory patterns, and cancerous growths. Techniques like tissue staining and immunohistochemistry further enhance diagnostic accuracy.

Cytology focuses on the microscopic examination of individual cells obtained from various sources, such as Pap smears, fine needle aspirations, and body fluids. By analyzing cell morphology and arrangement, cytologists can detect precancerous changes, infections, and certain cancers.

Hematology studies blood, its components (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets), and related disorders. Tests like complete blood counts (CBC), differential leucocyte count (DLC), etc., assess cell counts and hemoglobin levels, aiding in diagnoses of anemia, infections, and blood clotting disorders.

These focus on the blood's clotting ability, essential for preventing excessive bleeding and wound healing. These tests assess various factors involved in the clotting cascade, helping diagnose bleeding disorders like hemophilia and identify risks for thrombosis.

Immunology helps examine the intricate workings of the immune system, which is responsible for defending the body against infections and foreign substances. Immunologists use the data to diagnose and manage immune system disorders like allergies, autoimmune diseases, and immunodeficiency syndromes.

Serology utilizes blood tests to detect the presence of antibodies or antigens, which are indicative of past or present infections, autoimmune reactions, and certain cancers. Standard serological tests include hepatitis tests, HIV tests, rapid strep tests, and syphilis tests.

Clinical microbiology deals with the identification and characterization of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites) that cause infections. Microbiologists perform tests like cultures, rapid diagnostic testing, and susceptibility testing to guide appropriate antibiotic therapy and infection control measures.

Electrophoresis is a technique that separates molecules based on their size and charge. In clinical settings, it is used to analyze proteins in blood or urine, aiding in diagnoses of conditions like monoclonal gammopathy and certain genetic disorders.

MAIN AREAS THAT COVERS

Biochemistry

Biochemistry focuses on the chemical processes that occur within living organisms, providing insights into health and disease at the molecular level. Common procedures involve testing for blood sugar, liver function, lipids, and electrolytes.

Histopathology

Histopathology includes microscopic examination of tissue samples under a microscope to diagnose diseases. This complex analysis helps identify abnormal cell structures, inflammatory patterns, and cancerous growths. Techniques like tissue staining and immunohistochemistry further enhance diagnostic accuracy.

Cytology

Cytology focuses on the microscopic examination of individual cells obtained from various sources, such as Pap smears, fine needle aspirations, and body fluids. By analyzing cell morphology and arrangement, cytologists can detect precancerous changes, infections, and certain cancers.

Hematology

Hematology studies blood, its components (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets), and related disorders. Tests like complete blood counts (CBC), differential leucocyte count (DLC), etc., assess cell counts and hemoglobin levels, aiding in diagnoses of anemia, infections, and blood clotting disorders.

Coagulation Studies

These focus on the blood's clotting ability, essential for preventing excessive bleeding and wound healing. These tests assess various factors involved in the clotting cascade, helping diagnose bleeding disorders like hemophilia and identify risks for thrombosis.

Immunology

Immunology helps examine the intricate workings of the immune system, which is responsible for defending the body against infections and foreign substances. Immunologists use the data to diagnose and manage immune system disorders like allergies, autoimmune diseases, and immunodeficiency syndromes.

Serology

Serology utilizes blood tests to detect the presence of antibodies or antigens, which are indicative of past or present infections, autoimmune reactions, and certain cancers. Standard serological tests include hepatitis tests, HIV tests, rapid strep tests, and syphilis tests.

Clinical Microbiology

Clinical microbiology deals with the identification and characterization of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites) that cause infections. Microbiologists perform tests like cultures, rapid diagnostic testing, and susceptibility testing to guide appropriate antibiotic therapy and infection control measures.

Electrophoresis

Electrophoresis is a technique that separates molecules based on their size and charge. In clinical settings, it is used to analyze proteins in blood or urine, aiding in diagnoses of conditions like monoclonal gammopathy and certain genetic disorders.

When to Schedule a Pathology Consult?

Pathology testing is often advantageous in situations like

  • Unexplained Weight Loss: Significant weight loss without diet or exercise changes.
  • Chronic Fatigue: Persistent exhaustion or weakness despite adequate rest.
  • Abnormal Bleeding: Unexpected or excessive bleeding, bruising, or clotting.
  • Prolonged Pain: Persistent or severe pain not alleviated by usual methods.
  • Digestive Issues: Persistent abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits, or difficulty swallowing.
  • Skin Changes: Unusual changes in moles, growths, or skin appearance.
  • Respiratory Problems: Chronic cough, difficulty breathing, or chest pain.
  • Neurological Symptoms: Frequent headaches, dizziness, vision changes, or tingling sensations.
  • Fever & Infections: Unexplained fever, frequent infections, or night sweats.
  • Lumps or Masses: Noticeable lumps, swellings, or unusual masses in the body.
  • As part of a routine health assessment.
Why Choose Pathology at GMCClinics?
Why Choose Pathology at GMCClinics?