Hematopathology is a rapidly advancing field of pathology which requires the use of advanced instruments and techniques. The Hematopathology Department is staffed by 3 consultant hematopathologists as well as several staff pathologists.
The CBC test is performed using 5-part Automated Hematology Analyzes from Sysmex and Abbott Diagnostics. These instruments flag any samples with suspected abnormalities, which are then double- checked by the pathologist. High-performance Liquid Chromatography technology is used to perform testing for hemoglobin disorders.
Flow Cytometry is one of the latest innovations in the field of hematopathology. This technology can be used to quickly and accurately diagnose leukemias and lymphomas. Another utility of this technology is the accurate measurement of CD4 and CD8 cell counts in immunosuppressed patients. Chughtai Lab uses the BD FACSCaliber Flow Cytometer to perform flow cytometry tests.
Bleeding Disorder Testing
Chughtai Lab performs an extensive menu of tests for bleeding disorders. These include highly specialized tests such as Platelet Function tests and P2Y12 test for Clopidogrel resistance in Ischemic Heart Disease patients.