Departments

EKO offers a wide range of specialized diagnostic and imaging services. The various departments and facilities available are given below. To learn more about any of the departments click on View Details.

Pathology Department

To keep pace with the rapid global advancement in the field of Laboratory Medicine, EKO Pathology was established in the early 1990s. Routine, as well as, specialty investigations are carried out here with a full range of modern Autoanalyzers like Becman Coulter Schiapparelli ACE and SYNCHRON CX5 with backup SYNCHRON CX-4.

The immunology service has been widened to include Tumor Markers like, CEA, AFp, CA-125, CA-19.9 and others, apart from the entire range of hormonal evaluation. Haematology is equipped with automated Becman Coulter blood cell counter (5 parts - differential) and coagulometer. Microbiology section has facilities for aerobic and anaerobic culture of various microbes with a wide range of rapid culture and sensitivity, but will very soon be replaced by Bactec method. The Histopathology Department with facilities for special stain and other immunohistochemistry procedures, is being further upgraded for DNA ploidy for e.g., ER.PR for breast cancer.

Cytology unit remains busy throughout the day carrying out routine gynaecological investigations, as well as, pap smear study for screening and early detection of cervical cancer. It will be further upgraded by cytospin and flow cytometry. In addition to fine needle aspiration cytology, this unit also carries out CT and Ultrasound guided procedures. TRUS guided prostate has gained popularity for its accuracy and simplicity, as it yields adequate material for diagnosis. Efforts are being made to set up a modern molecular biology laboratory with PCR facilities for hepatitis profile and various inflammatory diseases like TORCH, TB and others. Stringent quality control programmes have been instituted in association with CMC Vellore and BIO-RAD, and executed by a team of highly skilled and trained technicians under the guidance of experienced pathologists.