The PSG Hospitals is supported by very well-equipped, modern labs for Clinical Pathology, Haematology, Biochemistry and Microbiology. These labs are equipped with some of the latest fully computerized state of the art equipments which ensure accuracy and dependability of the investigations done.
This in turn contributes significantly to efficient patient management. In addition to the routine tests, facilities are available for the the measurement of arterial blood gases, endocrine parameters, diagnosis of bleeding disorders and haemolytic anaemias. The Department of Microbiology is equipped to diagnose many of the common as well as rare infections and autoimmune diseases.
The PSG Hospitals laboratories and Blood Bank follow rigid quality control measures and are participants in internal and external quality assurance programmes.
The Department of Microbiology is well equipped to teach and diagnose most of the infectious diseases prevalent in the society. The department offers diagnostic services to the hospital regarding Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology, Virology, Mycology, Parasitology, Immunology and Serology. The department also carries out bacteriological analysis of water, theatre sterility checks, in house disinfectant testing and hospital environmental surveillance. The diagnostic laboratory is well equipped with automated Bact-Alert system for Blood culture, Turbidometry, Walk in incubator and walk in cooler, Biosafety cabinets, and State of the art equipment like Enhanced Chemiluminescence’s Immuno Assay for serodiagnosis of HIV, Hepatitis markers and other infectious diseases. The department is also an active participant of the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) and also has Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre (ICTC) for HIV conducted by the Government of India.
Basic Molecular biology equipment like Thermocyler, Gel documentation system, Refrigerated centrifuge etc., are available for research purposes.
Since 2001, the department has been upgraded as a post graduate training centre and offers MD degree course in Microbiology.
The diagnostic segment of the department participates regularly in external quality control programmes.
The department maintains a scientifically designed central animal house stocked with pedigreed animals of different species for research purposes. The animal house is CPCSEA Registered, and caters to the needs of the research work done by PSG IMSR and its sister concerns as well as many institutions in and around Coimbatore.
Bio Chemistry(NABL Accredited)
Clinical biochemistry laboratory which is equiped with state of the art equipment and works round the clock to provide timely and reliable reports on a wide range of biochemical parameters.The results are reviewed by highly experienced and qualified staff before they are released. They keep a regular check on its performance by running control samples to keep track of the accuracy, precision and reproducibility of the analytical procedures.
It has been ranked fifth in the country by Biorad, an internationally recognized quality assurance programe.
The clinical biochemistry laboratory has recently been granted accreditation by the National Board for Calibration and Testing Laboraters, Governmant of India. Presently it happens to be the only laboratory among all the medical colleges affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University that has been accredited by NABL. The lead assessor observed that this could be considered as a ‘model lab’ for audit by international bodies APLAC and ILAC.