The Department of Laboratory Medicine at Sunrise Hospital is managed by a team of highly experienced and qualified technicians and ancillary staff, who follow quality control measures to ensure accurate results on time. We have one of the best laboratory facilities with fully automated analyzers and other State-of-the-art equipment that render accurate and precise test results in the shortest time possible. The Laboratory is integrated with the Hospital Management System (HMS) to facilitate immediate and flawless information/results to the concerned Department.
We have daily quality checks i.e. Internal Quality Control as well as External Quality Control Standards. Our participation in External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) helps us to maintain quality of test results and we have obtained the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 certification from UKAS for the Department of Microbiology.
For the Department of Biochemistry, we have the machine RANDOX RX IMOLA, which is a fully automated Biochemistry Analyzer that delivers consistent high quality results. With a throughput of 400 photometric tests and up to 560 tests per hour including ISE, the RX IMOLA provides rapid, comprehensive testing with random access and STAT sampling functionality, boosting productivity and saving time.
All Hormonal tests can be done in COBAS e411 machine, which is also a fully automated analyzer. Electrochemiluminescence (ECLIA) technology provides superior analytical performance. Increased sensitivity means that extremely low levels of antigen, as well as subtle changes in levels, can be detected. The very wide measuring range facilitates time efficient testing by reducing the need to dilute and repeat samples.
For the Department of Hematology, we are using fully automated PENTRA ES 60. It is using Cytochemistry, Impedance (Real Cell Volume Measurement) & Optical (analysis of the internal cellular structure by measuring light absorbance) - DHSS Technology for the detection of blood cells detection and counts.
Blood Culture on BacT/ALERT 3D automated systems for aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, fungi and mycobacteria indicate positivity from 3 hours onwards. Identification and sensitivity of most of the organism grown could be reported in about 4-6 hours, on an automated system. Thus organisms causing life threatening infections like bacteremia can not only be grown, but their identification & sensitivity is also being available in shortest time period, which helps greatly in institution of early specific antimicrobial therapy for the clinicians.
Conventional culture for aerobic and anaerobic bacteria and fungi from clinical specimen other than blood is carried out on most appropriate media in controlled environment. Identification & sensitivity of bacteria can be reported within 4-6 hours on VITEK-2 compact automated systems, thus reducing the time of availability of report by almost a day.
Department of Microbiology is amongst few centers which have been carrying out fungal identification of Candida, Cryptococcus and all species of yeasts. Detection of specific antibodies against different infecting organism (Bacteria, Fungi, Parasites and Virus) is carried out by ELISA system. The lab is equipped with the latest Biorad i-Mark microplate reader and washer to ensure the accuracy of ELISA tests. Almost all conventional serological tests are available. Autoimmune disorders are worked up comprehensively with gold standard ELISA techniques.
Serological analysis for infectious viral diseases such as AIDS, Hepatitis are analyzing by most sensitive and accurate Enzyme Linked Fluorescent Assay in VIDAS Immuno Analyzer from Biomerieux India Pvt. Ltd.