Millennium Special Pathology Laboratory was established in August 2001, the foundations of which were to provide Quality Specialized laboratory services at reasonable prices. Employing the latest technology and laboratory automation, Millennium Special Pathology Laboratory soon emerged as a leading reference laboratory catering to all the major institutions and Hospitals and other laboratories in and around Pune. The laboratory also performs routine investigations for its ‘walk-in’ patients.
1 Real time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) using the latest Rotor Gene 6500 with HRM for tests like HIV, HBV, HCV quantitation, Detection of Dengue, Herpes, CMV, TB and many more.
2 High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) based Thalassemia screening on the BIORAD VARIANT, the only time-tested method for the detection of Beta Thalassemia minor and other hemoglobin variants.
3 Flow cytometry based Immunophenotyping of leukemias and lymphomas on FACSCAN flow cytometer by Becton Dickinson, USA. MSPL is the first laboratory in Pune to subscribe to external quality testing carried out by Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. Other tests offered by flowcytometry include Absolute CD 4/ Absolute CD 8 counts, HLA B27 etc.
4 Chemiluminescence based assays for hormones, cancer markers, drug levels etc. the machines used are ADVIA CENTAUR, Siemens India Ltd; IMMULITE I, Siemens India Ltd. The said machines deliver a high throughput of immunoassays testing with remarkable accuracy and precision; the proof of which is shown by external quality program viz. Biorad EQAS, etc. Moreover, bidirectional interfacing of these machines with the “Lab Information System” (LIS) ensures that there are no transcription errors in the reports.
5 Enzyme Linked Immunofluorescence Assay (ELFA) - based infectious disease testing Hepatitis markers, TORCH panels, etc. on Mini VIDAS, Biomerieux, India Ltd.
6 Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent assay (ELISA) based serological tests on ELX 800 plate reader.
7 Protein Electrophoresis tests on SEBIA Protein electrophoresis system.
8 Routine & special Biochemistry tests/ Electrolytes on VITROS DT 60 -dry chemistry system; consistent accuracy & precision is well documented on dry chemistry platform. Other biochemistry tests are done by semi-automated RA 50 Chemistry Analyzer.
9 Hematology section is completed by Sysmex KX 21 automated 3-part analyzer from Transasia, India along with the FACSCAN Flowcytometry by Becton Dickinson, USA which completes Immunohaematology section.
10 Histopathology reports are authenticated by experienced Pathologists; second opinion for Histopathology slides is the MSPL specialty.
11 BARC approved Radio Immuno Assay (RIA) setup offering many esoteric tests not done in routine labs.
The laboratory information system is designed by 21st Century Health Management System Pvt. Ltd., the salient features of which are as follows:
Ø Well organized execution of sample processing from sample accessioning, worksheet printing, result entry, review of results by Pathologists, report printing to dispatch of reports to the clients.
Ø The upload of results on the website so each client can view their patients results online.
Ø Automated SMS facility to Doctors for quick relay of critical results
Ø Bidirectional interfacing of major equipments with the LIS, so as to ensure transcription errors.
Millennium Special Pathology Laboratory has always taken pride in quality reports and services. To always maintain the quality of testing we have enrolled in many external proficiency testing programs.
Millennium Special Pathology Laboratory has been granted accreditation by the country’s highest authority ie., NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) based on ISO 15189:2007 for all our laboratory departments (w.e.f. 1 June 2009). The certificate of accreditation and Scope of accreditation is available on line on NABL website: www.nabl-india.org
Millennium Special Pathology Laboratory is the first pathology laboratory in Pune to get NABL accreditation based on ISO 15189:2007 for Leukemia/ Lymphoma Immunophenotyping by Flow Cytometry.
SAMPLE COLLECTION AND PHLEBOTOMY SERVICES:
We have an effective network of courier boys who provide sample pick-up and report delivery in and around Pune city. Hence, most of the routine and specialized test results are available within a matter of hours.
We also have trained, experienced and well equipped phlebotomists for the clients who require sample collection facility at their site within Pune.
Many other unique products/ services make Millennium Special Pathology Laboratory the laboratory of choice for all Pathological needs.