Laboratory Services

CHEMICAL PATHOLOGY

  • Liver function tests (AST, ALT, ALP, Total Protein, Albumin, Direct and Indirect Bilirubin)
  • Kidney function tests (Urea, Creatinine, and Electrolytes)
  • Thyroid function tests (TSH, FREE T3, and FREE T4)  
  • Lipid profile (Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides)
  • Glucose (FBS, RBS, OGTT, 2HR PP, HbA1C)
  • Tumour Marker (Free PSA, Total PSA)
  • Inflammatory Marker (C – reactive protein)
  • Uric Acid
  • Urinalysis
  • HCG (PT)

HEMATOLOGY

  • Packed Cell Volume
  • Haemoglobin
  • White Blood Cell Count with Differentials
  • Mean Cell Volume
  • Mean Cell Haemoglobin
  • Mean Cell Haemoglobin Concentration
  • Platelets
  • Mean Platelet Value
  • RDW

ESR

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MICROBIOLOGY

  • HIV
  • HEPATITIS B
  • HEPATITIS C
  • VDRL
  • H.Pylori
  • Stool M/C/S
  • Urine M/C/S
  • Body Fluids/ Swab M/C/S
  • Malaria Parasite

Widal test

Rheumatoid Factor

A new study  shows that the third leading cause of death is from medical laboratory errors, only after heart disease and cancer. Though this is alarming and concerning, it highlights a much larger problem, as many medical errors aren’t lethal. One proposal defines a medical error as “an act of omission or commission in planning or execution that contributes or could contribute to an unintended result.”

Dr. PhysiQ – Has Fully Equipped Laboratory

By this definition, failures in laboratory tests contribute to delayed or wrong diagnoses and unnecessary costs and care.

These include tests for genetic disorders, lead poisoning, and diabetes, and the results routinely guide diagnostic and therapeutic decisions.

Despite its ubiquity, in my practice as a laboratory director and medical educator, I frequently experience misperceptions that diagnostic laboratory tests are always correct and useful, even though a primary tenant of my field is ‘no test performs perfectly’.

Everyone should know that whether due to misuse or a failure mode, all lab tests have limitations. Some of the most common reasons include mistakes in ordering lab tests—meaning the right tests are not ordered at the right time—and problems with the accuracy, availability, and interpretation of their results.

Laboratory errors happen despite a strong focus on quality operations

These Lab-related errors include collecting the sample in the wrong container  and issues relating to patient preparation and sample mix-ups.

Clinical laboratories operate under stringent quality regulations that cover all phases of the lab testing process – from ordering to reporting.

At Dr PhysiQ, using verified methods operations are designed for prevention and early identification of errors. Test methods are validated for robust analytical performance.

We investigate when a result doesn’t make sense, given other available information with follow up on all testing that is performed.

Lab testing is a frequent and integral part of healthcare and the diagnostic process. Most tests are imperfect, but awareness of these pitfalls and doing something about them will increase the quality of your healthcare.