In view of meeting its aim of providing accurate, reliable and quick services to its valued customers, specially developed computer software is installed in the laboratory thus providing accuracy in data transfer, control , retrieval and monitoring, thereby preventing manual errors.
City x ray labs have found way to integrate bar coding system which is a method of automated data collection. It is a way to rapidly , efficiently and accurately gather information and transmit it to a computer . It is a series of black bars with intervening white spaces which are used to represent letters and/or numerals . These lab labels are able to handle extreme conditions such as cryogenic storage or rigorous chemicals, stains and solvents. It has a firm adhesive hold up, so that printed information which conveys critical product, patient or testing information is not lost .
MACHINES AVAILABLE :
Fully automated 5 and 7 part hematology cell counters: Mindray BC – 6800, XN – 550 sysmex .
Automated cell counters sample the blood and quantify, classify and describe cell populations using both electrical and optical techniques. These analyzers also give Malarial parasite as well as immature cells flagging thereby avoiding diagnosis missed by manual methods.
ESR ESTIMATION :
Automated ROLLER 20 LC AND VESMATIC – SERIES
The ESR or Erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a simple screening and prognostic test that indirectly measures the presence of inflammation in the body. Automated ESR enables fast results with accuracy & precision ; results are transmitted through software interface .
COAGULATION STUDIES :
Automated analyzer ACL ELITE – 10000 for Prothrombin time
(PT&INR), APTT, Thrombin time , Protein C , Protein S & Antithrombin III.
Coagulation tests measure your blood’s ability to clot and the amount of time it takes to do so, (Conditions that cause coagulation problems include liver disease, thrombophilia (excessive clotting), and hemophilia (inability to clot normally).
HB HPLC :
HPLC method is a gold standard method for thalassaemia testing .
VARIANT II-BioRad, an automated HPLC machine is an appropriate approach for the screening and presumptive identification of carriers of classical beta-thalassaemia prior to DNA studies for definitive diagnosis.
HBA1C ESTIMATION for diabetes control :
HPLC Method by Bio Rad D-10
Hemoglobin (Hb) A1c is a tool widely used to monitor long-term glycemic control in diabetic patients and HPLC is the gold standard method .
COBAS U411 URINE ANALYZER :
Proven quality with comprehensive management of urinalysis work area, which is highly convenient, user friendly, fast and with efficient processing. Automation in urine testing enables accuracy and avoids many manual steps thereby reducing possibility of errors while urine testing . It also provides documentary evidence & record of test run . Also is supported by a barcode reader and a sediment terminal.