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20 Jan'17

Worm infestation is more widespread among children in India than expected

A recent survey conducted by UNICEF, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation, Population Council of India, ArcelorMittal and SRL Diagnostics found higher than expected instances of worm infestation among Indian children.

Devthala village, in Rajasthan’s Jaipur district, is abuzz with ‘medical’ activity. In one of its dwellings, a six-year-old’s height, weight, arm length, waist size as well as grip strength are being measured by one of half a dozen surveyors. A Unicef delegation is overseeing the process.

When the child’s grandmother asks know how this will help, someone from the delegation explains the longterm benefits of the exercise. After listening for five minutes, she says, “This is wonderful. This means there will be fewer people sick in our household in the years to come.”

Around 65 families out of 600 households in Devthala (as per the 2011 census) allowed city dwellers in white lab coats to collect blood, stool and urine samples and take measurements of their children in December. The surveyors also asked questions about education, job status, sanitation, and number of family members, besides testing the children’s IQ.

The exercise, the first of its kind in terms of sample size and parameters tested, was part of the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS) conducted jointly by Unicef, the ministry of health and family and welfare, the ministry of statistics and program implementation, notfor-profit Population Council of India, private sector firm SRL Diagnostics Ltd, and ArcelorMittal SA chief financial officer Aditya Mittal and his wife Megha, who have contributed over $10 million for the pan-India survey.

The sample collection began in March 2016. The survey, the results of which are expected in 2018, aims to cover 120,000 children in the 0-19 age group across all Indian states.

The methodology for the process involves selecting 200-250 houses in each village based on social and economic factors and further narrowing the sample pool to 60-65 houses using statistical methodology. “The survey will help create the right policy interventions to address the root cause of malnourishment,” Unicef nutrition specialist Jee Hyun-rah.

Citing preliminary findings—from 12 states so far— she points out that worm infestation among children is higher than expected or recorded till date. Worm infestation reduces overall absorption of nutrition in the body and is also a cause for anaemia among other conditions.

Vandana Prasad, national convener for Public Health Resource Network, a not-forprofit working on national health issues, says while the study is likely to result in significant insight into research, it may not necessarily translate into public action.

Prasad says a lot of data is already available, even if it is not enough, but action is not always taken. She cites the example of National Family Health Surveys (NFHS) 1, 2, 3 and the latest, 4, conducted in 2015-16, all of which highlight malnutrition among Indians, especially children. She says there seems to be a lack of political will to address the issue.

Prasad says budget cuts for the already minuscule health sector have hit efforts to rid malnutrition. The health budget is just over 1% of the total GDP as compared to the World Health Organization’s recommended 5% and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s poll promise of ensuring 2-3% of the GDP for health, she says.

The National Food Security Act, 2013, that was finalized by the United Progressive Alliance government, is yet to be implemented three years on.

Source: Mint ePaper

26 Sep'16

High homocysteine levels in blood more common in west zone

Mumbai, Sep 26 () Countrys western part showed maximum cases of abnormal levels of homocysteine in both males and females, a major factor responsible for development of heart and blood vessel diseases, says a study report.

While mapping the all 4 zones in the country, it was found that the west showed maximum cases of abnormal levels of homocysteine in both males and females, according to SRL Diagnostics study here.

The least cases for abnormal levels of homocysteine in both males and females were found in north India.

To mark the World Heart Day, SRL Diagnostics has released a three-year (2013-15) data mining survey done on homocysteine, a naturally occurring amino acid.

According to it, approximately 50,000 samples were tested for blood homocysteine, which revealed that more men had higher than normal homocysteine levels.

The increase in the levels of this amino acid or 'Hyperhomocysteinemia' leads to damage of the vascular inner lining, reduction in flexibility of arteries and alters the process of how blood clots. This phenomenon is more common among men.

Higher levels of Homocysteine were seen in men in the age group of 31-45. In women, high homocysteine levels were more commonly seen at 46 years of age and above. It was observed in various clinical studies that with each 5 mol/L increase in homocysteine level the risk of CHD events is amplified by approximately 20 per cent, independently of traditional CHD risk factors like cholesterol, high blood pressure and smoking.

In women, the problem of hyper homocysteinemia was relatively less common. Pan India 73 per cent of women had homocysteine levels in the range of 0 - 15 mol/L. The normal level for both the genders is between 4 and 15 micromoles/liter (mol/L).AP NRB MKJ.

High homocysteine lever are a result of a familial or genetic problem. People who have height homocysteine levels usually lack high levels of vitamin B, B12 and folic acid. “Even Low levels of thyroid hormones, kidney disease or some other condition that rungs in the family can trigger high homocysteine levels, “says Malhotra.

Anyone who is genetically predisposed for high homocysteine levels, suffers from these vitamin deficiencies, renal disease or has high cholesterol level should go for  a homocysteine test – “at lease once every six month.” Advises Malhotra. The test is easily available at almost all hospitals and laboratories and requires overnight fasting, It can cost about Rs 900.

It has been observed in various clinical studies that with each 5 Umol/L increase in the homocysteine level, the risk of coronary heart disease is amplified by about 20 percent, states the SRL Diagostics report. This is independent or the traditional coronary heart disease risk factory factors such as cholesterol, high blood pressure and smoking.

Malhotra says that because it is genetic, the problem cannot be prevented. However, it can be controlled to some extent by consuming supplements of the lacking vitamins in the body.

“Eat more fruits and leafy, green vegetable. Avoid red meat and high consumption of alcohol,” he says. Consume breakfast cereals, fortified grains products, lentils, asparagus, spinach and most beans that are good sources of folate (folic acid). Non-vegetarians should stick to fish, organic meat or white meat, he advises.

Verma adds that several dietary and lifestyle changes can help reduce homocysteine lifestyle levels. “Avoid Methionine-rich like red meat and dairy products. (Methionine is another amino acid). Regular aerobic exercise is very effective. And disease or eliminate alcohol and smoking.” Vitamin B6, B12 and folic acid in the prescribed does are the treatment of choice for high homocysteine levels.

17 Aug'16

Low levels of Vitamin B12 a big concern in India: SRL Study

North Indians and males most affected with Vitamin B12 deficiency

SRL Diagnostics, a leading diagnostic chain in India, has released a 3 yearlong study on Vitamin B12 deficiency at PAN India level.  Out of the total samples tested in three years, it was found that around 31 % were affected with deficiency of Vitamin B12.  It was further analyzed that Vitamin B12 deficiency is found to be slightly more common in Indian males (35%) than females (28%).

It was further analyzed that Vitamin B 12 deficiency is prevalent more in older population i.e. at the age of 60+ in both the genders.   Also, Vitamin B12 derangement is seen to be slightlyincreased in the age group of 16-30 and above 45 in both male and female.

Distribution of low Vitamin B12 levels across 4 zones in India 

North Indian population seemed to be the most affected with low Vitamin B12 levels followed by West Indian population. The lease derangement in Vitamin B12 status was found in East and South India. The possible reason for a reduced prevalence of Vitamin B12 deficiency in East and South may be the consumption of Vitamin B12-rich diet mainly animal products.

Dr. Leena Chatterjee, Director SRL Labs and SRL Strategic Initiatives 

said “There is a significant need for reaching out and making people aware of the causes, symptoms, treatment and importance of testing forVitamin B12 levels. SRL Diagnostics’ in-house data analysis on Vitamin B12 deficiency tests assesses abnormalities in test results of both men and women residing in various cities representing diverse geographic origin, occupation, socio-economic status and food habits in India.”

She further added “Vitamin B12 is a vital micronutrient which affects the development and maintenance of red blood cells, nerve cells, and normal myelination (covering) of nerve cells. It also aids in the production of DNA and RNA, and the production of neurotransmitters.Vitamin B12 deficiency is common in a vegetarian who don't eat enough eggs or dairy products to meet her/his vitamin B12 needs.”

The symptoms of the Vitamin B12 deficiency are a variety of neurological problems including decreased ability to think, tingling in the feet and hands, extreme fatigue, weakness, irritability or depression, low red blood cells, palpitation and decreased fertility. Some common causes of Vitamin B12 deficiency include poor absorption from the stomach or intestines, decreased intake of animal products . Decreased absorption may be due to pernicious anemia, surgical removal of the stomach, chronic inflammation of the pancreas, intestinal parasites, certain medications, and some genetic disorders

About SRL Diagnostics

SRL is the largest Diagnostics Company in India having an impressive ‘Reach’, providing superior quality diagnostics services to its customers through a very efficient network of labs and collection points.

 The vision to create SRL diagnostics was driven by the philosophy to provide high quality accurate tests/ outcomes at affordable prices to the masses. SRL is known for high ethical standards synonymous with ‘TRUST’ and each and every constituent of ‘Team SRL’ follows immaculate value system.

SRL Diagnostics has *322 networking laboratories, including *10 Reference Labs, 4 Centers of Excellence, *26 radiology/imaging centers, *39 NBL accredited labs, *4 CAP accredited labs and a footprint spanning over 7272 collection points. The company has large labs in Dubai, Sri Lanka and Nepal, and also about 58 collection points in various countries outside India. SRL Diagnostics is the veritable pioneer of medical diagnostics in India. Established in 1995, the diagnostic center has been imbued with a mission to deliver Gold Standard Diagnostic services, both in the field of Laboratory Medicine and Radiology including high-end Imaging services.

SRL carries out 125,000 tests per day. It is often stated that on the human body about 4000 different types of diagnostics tests could be performed. SRL has over 3800 tests in its repertoire which is the largest menu of tests in India.

SRL has the most Accredited Lab Network in India comprising of 39 NABL accredited labs and 4 CAP accredited labs. SRL continues to revolutionize diagnostic services in India by ushering in the most specialized technologies and innovative services.

Its Research &Innovation division is ISO certified and was the first lab in the Private Sector was recognized by the Government of India‘s Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. SRL’s wide range of tests provides quality diagnostic, prognostic and monitoring services to other path labs, hospitals and patients. It also provides services of testing samples for the Multinational and Indian Pharmaceutical companies/ CROs undertaking Phase III/ IV Clinical Trial work, thereby supporting their international regulatory submissions.

For further information, please contact undersign:

Geetika Kalra
8800867161
gkalra@perfectrelations.com

20 Jun'16

SRL Study: “1 Out of 4 Indians found having abnormal Thyroid level”

Highest prevalence of thyroid dysfunction in eastern India

SRL Diagnostics, the leading diagnostic chain in India has released a three-year long data mining survey (2013 – 2015) done at a pan India level. The data reveals thatThyroid diseases are one of the commonly occurring endocrine disorders across the length and breadth of the country. It is estimated thatabout 200 million people suffer from thyroid disorders worldwide and amongst those 42 million are in India.

Out of the more than 20 lakh samples screened by SRL for thyroid disorders, 25.3 per cent of the total samples were found with abnormal TSH levels.Women had ahigher percentage of abnormality (26%) as compared to men (24%). This was in agreement with the common findings of various medical research studies. The analysis further showed that the highest prevalence of abnormal TSH values was in the eastern zone of the country (27% of the samples).

Distribution of abnormal Thyroid test results Zone wise Analysis from SRL

Eastern Zone in India had the highest percentage of abnormality at 27 percent, followed by North Zone with 26 percent. Among the zones, southern and Western India showed lower percentages of abnormality at 22 percent each.

Dr. Leena, Director Fortis Labs “There is a significant need for reaching out to the masses and making people aware of the causes, symptoms, treatment and importance of testing for thyroid disorders. SRL Diagnostic’s in-house data analysis on thyroid tests assessed  nationwide data for abnormal thyroid results in both men and women residing in various cities, of diverse occupations, socio-economic status and food habits. ””However our analysis result cannot be extrapolated to infer population prevalence of thyroid illness as for that a nationwide systematic disease survey should be done” she added. 

She further added “The thyroid problems involve abnormal production of thyroid hormones. Excess thyroid hormone results in a condition known as hyperthyroidism. While insufficient hormone production leads to hypothyroidism. Most thyroid problems can be managed well if properly diagnosed and treated.”

Thyroid is a disease which becomes more common with increasing age.Stress is also one of the major factors that adversely affects the thyroid.Abnormal values increase to ~30% as persons reach ages above 40 years.

About SRL Diagnostics

SRL is the largest Diagnostics Company in India having an impressive ‘Reach’, providing superior quality diagnostics services to its customers through a very efficient network of labs and collection points.

 The vision to create SRL diagnostics was driven by the philosophy to provide high quality accurate tests/ outcomes at affordable prices to the masses. SRL is known for high ethical standards synonymous with ‘TRUST’ and each and every constituent of ‘Team SRL’ follows immaculate value system.

SRL Diagnostics has *322 networking laboratories, including *10 Reference Labs, 4 Centers of Excellence, *26 radiology/imaging centers, *39 NBL accredited labs, *4 CAP accredited labs and a footprint spanning over 7272 collection points. The company has large labs in Dubai, Sri Lanka and Nepal, and also about 58 collection points in various countries outside India. SRL Diagnostics is the veritable pioneer of medical diagnostics in India. Established in 1995, the diagnostic center has been imbued with a mission to deliver Gold Standard Diagnostic services, both in the field of Laboratory Medicine and Radiology including high-end Imaging services.

SRL carries out 125,000 tests per day. It is often stated that on the human body about 4000 different types of diagnostics tests could be performed. SRL has over 3800 tests in its repertoire which is the largest menu of tests in India.

SRL has the most Accredited Lab Network in India comprising of 39 NABL accredited labs and 4 CAP accredited labs. SRL continues to revolutionize diagnostic services in India by ushering in the most specialized technologies and innovative services.

Its Research &Innovation division is ISO certified and was the first lab in the Private Sector was recognized by the Government of India‘s Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. SRL’s wide range of tests provides quality diagnostic, prognostic and monitoring services to other path labs, hospitals and patients. It also provides services of testing samples for the Multinational and Indian Pharmaceutical companies/ CROs undertaking Phase III/ IV Clinical Trial work, thereby supporting their international regulatory submissions.

For further information, please contact undersign:

Geetika Kalra
9711125879
gkalra@perfectrelations.com

07 Jun'16

SRL Diagnostics introduces first ever breakthrough technique to diagnose alcoholic liver

A promising blood based marker test for monitoring and prognosis of alcoholic liver patients

SRL Diagnostics, the leading diagnostic chain in India,for the first time has introduced a blood test to diagnose fibrosis in alcoholic liver.Introduced at a price of Rs.3900, this non –invasive test has high degree of accuracy in diagnosing liver damage due to alcohol.

Dr. Arnab, Deputy General Manager & Senior Research Scientist R& D, SRL Limitedsaid, “We are proud to announce the launch of an innovative blood based test to diagnose the stage of damage to liver due to alcohol consumption. Alcoholic liver disease is the most common cause of liver damage in India, therefore, there is a significant need for reaching out to people and letting them know about the importance to diagnose this disease at an early stage.  The test is price effective and we have launched it for the first time in India.  In this test, few milliliters of blood are collected and multiple tests are performed on the same. The results of the tests are fed into a mathematical algorithm, which gives out the stage of liver damage. “

According to the World Health Organization, 4.5% of Indian men and 0.6% of Indian women aged 15 years or more suffer from alcohol use disorders. Also, 395 men and 196 women out of every million population in India die of liver cirrhosis every year.  According to estimates by SRL, alcoholic Liver Disease is a spectrum of disorders starting with fatty liver, which progresses to hepatitis and if alcohol consumption is unabated, it progresses to cirrhosis in 20% of cases. Approximately, two-thirds of such deaths amongst men and one-thirds amongst women are attributable to alcohol related diseases.

There are various modalities to examine the extent of Liver damage like liver biopsy, imaging based tests, but this is the first blood based test that SRL has introduced to assess the disease.Such a blood based test would be available through the vast network of SRL Laboratories and could prove to be of great value in assessing liver damage due to chronic alcohol consumption.

About SRL Diagnostics

SRL is the largest Diagnostics Company in India having an impressive ‘Reach’, providing superior quality diagnostics services to its customers through a very efficient network of labs and collection points.

The vision to create SRL diagnostics was driven by the philosophy to provide high quality accurate tests/ outcomes at affordable prices to the masses. SRL is known for high ethical standards synonymous with ‘TRUST’ and each and every constituent of ‘Team SRL’ follows immaculate value system.

SRL Diagnostics has *322 networking laboratories, including *10 Reference Labs, 4 Centers of Excellence, *26 radiology/imaging centers, *39 NBL accredited labs, *4 CAP accredited labs and a footprint spanning over 7272 collection points. The company has large labs in Dubai, Sri Lanka and Nepal, and also about 58 collection points in various countries outside India. SRL Diagnostics is the veritable pioneer of medical diagnostics in India. Established in 1995, the diagnostic center has been imbued with a mission to deliver Gold Standard Diagnostic services, both in the field of Laboratory Medicine and Radiology including high-end Imaging services.

SRL carries out 125,000 tests per day. It is often stated that on the human body about 4000 different types of diagnostics tests could be performed. SRL has over 3800 tests in its repertoire which is the largest menu of tests in India.

SRL has the most Accredited Lab Network in India comprising of 39 NABL accredited labs and 4 CAP accredited labs. SRL continues to revolutionize diagnostic services in India by ushering in the most specialized technologies and innovative services.

Its Research &Innovation division is ISO certified and was the first lab in the Private Sector was recognized by the Government of India‘s Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. SRL’s wide range of tests provides quality diagnostic, prognostic and monitoring services to other path labs, hospitals and patients. It also provides services of testing samples for the Multinational and Indian Pharmaceutical companies/ CROs undertaking Phase III/ IV Clinical Trial work, thereby supporting their international regulatory submissions.

05 Jul'16

SRL Diagnostics champions the cause of Preventive Healthcare

Test to detect stress level, respiratory diseases and lead content in human body Priced at Rs. 4650, available in All Metropolitan Cities

SRL Diagnostics, the leading diagnostic chain in India, has introduced an innovative Health Champion Package Advanced (HCP advanced) test, to address the growing concern amongst urban population regarding health in the scenario of rising pollution, allergic conditions, stress, food and water contamination etc.

HCP Panel is a carefully created package of tests, which not only checks routine health parameters but also comprise of special tests to screenstress level, allergy and lead content in the body. This is another of SRL’s offerings in the realm of preventive healthcare and will be made available in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata and Hyderabad.

Dr. Arnab Roy, Deputy General Manager and senior research scientist, R & D, SRL Ltd said that “There is a significant need for reaching out to people and letting them know about the importance of preventive healthcare. We at SRL are launching this test so as to help people take care of their health armed with the knowledge of the most routine as well as advanced health parameters. This is to encourage more people to undergo healthcare checkups that will further help in early diagnosis and treatment of disease, thereby saving money, resources and lives.”

With the rising incidence of lifestyle and pollution related diseases, preventive healthcare has become an important concept to maintain good health. According to an estimate by World Health Organization in 2011, about 55 million died worldwide, two thirds of them had non communicable diseases like cancer, diabetes,and chronic cardiovascular and lung diseases. There is an increase from the year 2000 as there were 60% of deaths that were attributed to these diseases.

About SRL Diagnostics

SRL is the largest Diagnostics Company in India having an impressive ‘Reach’, providing superior quality diagnostics services to its customers through a very efficient network of labs and collection points.

 The vision to create SRL diagnostics was driven by the philosophy to provide high quality accurate tests/ outcomes at affordable prices to the masses. SRL is known for high ethical standards synonymous with ‘TRUST’ and each and every constituent of ‘Team SRL’ follows immaculate value system.

SRL Diagnostics has *322 networking laboratories, including *10 Reference Labs, 4 Centers of Excellence, *26 radiology/imaging centers, *39 NBL accredited labs, *4 CAP accredited labs and a footprint spanning over 7272 collection points. The company has large labs in Dubai, Sri Lanka and Nepal, and also about 58 collection points in various countries outside India. SRL Diagnostics is the veritable pioneer of medical diagnostics in India. Established in 1995, the diagnostic center has been imbued with a mission to deliver Gold Standard Diagnostic services, both in the field of Laboratory Medicine and Radiology including high-end Imaging services.

SRL carries out 125,000 tests per day. It is often stated that on the human body about 4000 different types of diagnostics tests could be performed. SRL has over 3800 tests in its repertoire which is the largest menu of tests in India.

SRL has the most Accredited Lab Network in India comprising of 39 NABL accredited labs and 4 CAP accredited labs. SRL continues to revolutionize diagnostic services in India by ushering in the most specialized technologies and innovative services.

Its Research &Innovation division is ISO certified and was the first lab in the Private Sector was recognized by the Government of India‘s Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. SRL’s wide range of tests provides quality diagnostic, prognostic and monitoring services to other path labs, hospitals and patients. It also provides services of testing samples for the Multinational and Indian Pharmaceutical companies/ CROs undertaking Phase III/ IV Clinical Trial work, thereby supporting their international regulatory submissions.

For further information, please contact undersign:

Geetika Kalra
8800867161
gkalra@perfectrelations.com

19 Jul'16

26% Increase in Celiac Disease Related Samples: SRL Report

North Indians found more prone to Celiac disease

SRL Diagnostics, a leading diagnostic chain in India, has released a 3 year long 2013-2015 data mining surveyon Celiac disease at a pan India level. The data reveals that there has been an increment in the number of samples received for testingat SRL by 26% in the last 3 years.Of the total number of samples received for testing, 18% were found to be abnormal. Celiac disease is slightly more common in Indian males (20%) than females (17%).

Celiac disease (CD) -a chronic immune-mediated inflammation of our gut, is triggered by exposure to gluten (found in wheat, barley, rye, oat, spelt and malt) in food items. It is a condition in which gluten damages the intestines and reduces its ability to absorb food.It affects 1% of the population in many regions of the world. The prevalence of this disease is found in patients with family history of CD or a personal history of autoimmune disease, including that of thyroid, liver, or type 1 diabetes mellitus. However a pre-requisite for Celiac Disease is Gluten Sensitivity. At an early stage the disease remains as Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, but if not taken care of, slowly progresses to overt Celiac Disease.

Distribution of abnormal celiac disease results – Zone wise Analysis from SRL

Northern Zone had highest percentage of abnormality with 20 percent followed by western Zone with 17 percent. Among the zones, southern and eastern India showed the lowest percentage of abnormality with 8 % and 15% respectively.

Dr. Deepa Dave, Director, lab operations “There is a significant need for reaching out and making people aware of the causes, symptoms, treatment and importance of testing for celiac disease. SRL Diagnostics’ in-house data analysis on celiac tests assesses the nationwide abnormalities in test results in both the genders residing in various cities representing diverse geographic origin, occupation, and socio-economic status and food habits. ”

She further added “The population in North India showed a higher frequency (20%) of positive test reports for Celiac Disease than in any other zones. This can be due to high consumption of gluten-rich food by the people residing in this zone. South Indian population seems to be the least affected by gluten sensitivity (8%) and this observationcorrelates well with theirdiet, which is rice based. ”

As per SRL’s analysis of the positive samples,children in the 0 to 10 yearsage group were seen to be the most affected inall fourzones of India. Although Celiac Disease can be confirmed through an endoscopic biopsy taken from the gut, serologic tests in CD should be done as a first step in individualswith symptoms suggestive of CD.

About SRL Diagnostics

SRL is the largest Diagnostics Company in India having an impressive ‘Reach’, providing superior quality diagnostics services to its customers through a very efficient network of labs and collection points.

The vision to create SRL diagnostics was driven by the philosophy to provide high quality accurate tests/ outcomes at affordable prices to the masses. SRL is known for high ethical standards synonymous with ‘TRUST’ and each and every constituent of ‘Team SRL’ follows immaculate value system.

SRL Diagnostics has *322 networking laboratories, including *10 Reference Labs, 4 Centers of Excellence, *26 radiology/imaging centers, *39 NBL accredited labs, *4 CAP accredited labs and a footprint spanning over 7272 collection points. The company has large labs in Dubai, Sri Lanka and Nepal, and also about 58 collection points in various countries outside India. SRL Diagnostics is the veritable pioneer of medical diagnostics in India.

Established in 1995, the diagnostic center has been imbued with a mission to deliver Gold Standard Diagnostic services, both in the field of Laboratory Medicine and Radiology including high-end Imaging services.

SRL carries out 125,000 tests per day. It is often stated that on the human body about 4000 different types of diagnostics tests could be performed. SRL has over 3800 tests in its repertoire which is the largest menu of tests in India.

SRL has the most Accredited Lab Network in India comprising of 39 NABL accredited labs and 4 CAP accredited labs. SRL continues to revolutionize diagnostic services in India by ushering in the most specialized technologies and innovative services.

Its Research &Innovation division is ISO certified and was the first lab in the Private Sector was recognized by the Government of India‘s Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. SRL’s wide range of tests provides quality diagnostic, prognostic and monitoring services to other path labs, hospitals and patients. It also provides services of testing samples for the Multinational and Indian Pharmaceutical companies/ CROs undertaking Phase III/ IV Clinical Trial work, thereby supporting their international regulatory submissions.

For Further information contact:

Geetika Kalra: gkalra@perfectrelations.com , 8800867161

30 Mar'16

SRL Diagnostics at an aggressive growth spree and ties up with 3 state governments

Coming up with 150 Labs in domestic market and 50 labs in International market in the next 5 years

SRL Diagnostics, India’s largest diagnostic chain announces an aggressive expansion planwith an investment of more than Rs. 300 croresin next five years. It has forayed into PPP with three state governments as part of expansion, i.e. Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh to establish the labs in the state run government hospitals. With an annual growth of 16% in the first half (Apr-Sep’15),SRL is expecting a turnover of more than Rs. 900 crores in the FY 2015-16.Five years down the line SRL to become Rs. 2000 crore company, with plans to enhance its presence in African continent which is on their roadmap.

In the domestic market, SRL has entered into PPP with HP Governmentsince 2013 to provide global quality diagnostics services to the people across the state in their Government hospitals. The partnership was very successful as on an average daily accession in Himachal Pradesh government hospital had increased by 41% in comparison to last few years. In HP, SRL now operates via 24 labs and on the similar lines, SRL also partnered with the Jharkhand government whereby SRL established its labs within the Government Hospitals in 12 districts in the current fiscal year.

Taking a leap forward, it has recently entered into a partnership with the Uttar Pradesh government to establish collection centers in 22 Districts to provide over 150 specialized tests.The reason is attributed to the increased awareness in quality diagnosis and advanced specialized tests that can be undertaken in SRL accredited labs.

Commenting on the investment and expansion plans, Mr. Sanjeev Vashishta, CEO, SRL Limited, says“The infrastructure development in Indian diagnostic sector is limited and government has realized the need for PPP model to provide affordable and accessible diagnostics to the masses and to fill this existing vacuum. We, at SRL are aligned with the Government’s objective to initiate right diagnosis and therefore right treatment. We are also looking forward to extend our relationship with other state governments to ensure accurate and quality diagnosis is available to maximum number of people in the country. With plethora of unaccredited labs in these cities, we believe such initiatives will also help raise the benchmark in diagnostic services in tier II and III cities. ”

He further adds that “The Healthcare sector is growing at a tremendous pace in our country.Only 20% of healthcare happens in public sector, giving scope of about 80% to the private sector. Given the opportunity, we are expanding our business model and aiming to open 30-40 labs every year.”

The company is coming up with 150 Labs in domestic market and 50 labs in International market in the next 5 years, which will be an addition to 306 labs that SRL has till now.They have plans to come up in each and every district of the country. The domestic labs will come up in cities such as Delhi Kanpur, Cuttack, Hubli, Faizabad, Goa, Nashik, Allahbad, Karimganj and etc and the international labs will come up in countries such as Congo, Nigeria, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

About SRL Diagnostics

SRL is the largest Diagnostics Company in India having an impressive ‘Reach’, providing superior quality diagnostics services to its customers through a very efficient network of labs and collection points.

The vision to create SRL diagnostics was driven by the philosophy to provide high quality accurate tests/ outcomes at affordable prices to the masses. SRL is known for high ethical standards synonymous with ‘TRUST’ and each and every constituent of ‘Team SRL’ follows immaculate value system.

SRL Diagnostics has *306 networking laboratories, including *11 Reference Labs, 4 Centres of Excellence, *12 radiology/imaging centres, and a footprint spanning over 6900 collection points. The company has large labs in Dubai, Sri Lanka and Nepal, and also about 60 collection points in various countries outside India.

SRL Diagnostics is the veritable pioneer of medical diagnostics in India. Established in 1995, the diagnostic centre has been imbued with a mission to deliver Gold Standard Diagnostic services, both in the field of Laboratory Medicine and Radiology including high-end Imaging services.

SRL carries out 125,000 tests per day. It is often stated that on the human body about 4000 different types of diagnostics tests could be performed. SRL has over 3800 tests in its repertoire which is the largest menu of tests in India.SRL has the most Accredited Lab Network in India comprising of 39 NABL accredited labs and 4 CAP accredited labs. SRL continues to revolutionize diagnostic services in India by ushering in the most specialized technologies and innovative services.

Its Research &Innovation division is ISO certified and was the first lab in the Private Sector was recognized by the Government of India‘s Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. SRL’s wide range of tests provides quality diagnostic, prognostic and monitoring services to other path labs, hospitals and patients. It also provides services of testing samples for the Multinational and Indian Pharmaceutical companies/ CROs undertaking Phase III/ IV Clinical Trial work, thereby supporting their international regulatory submissions.

For further details contact:

Nitisha Gaur ngaur@perfectrelations.com -8800541282
Geetika Kalra gkalra@perfectrelations.com – 8800867161

13 May'16

Delhi Women Prone to Lifestyle Diseases: A Study of SRL Diagnostics

Women above the age group of 40 are most affected with health risks

SRL Diagnostics, India’s leading global diagnostic chain, recently released a 3 year long data mining survey (2012 – 2014)on preventive health checkup done among female patients in Delhi NCR. The tests in this survey were on HbA1C, Lipid Profile, Hemoglobin, Thyroid levels (T3/T4/ TSH), LBC and Vitamin D.

Report revealed that there has been a rise in the number of women coming for preventive health check tests in Delhi NCR. Out of all the women that came for these tests, half of them were found to be diabetic or in pre diabetes range, and around 60% women had blood hemoglobin levels below normal. Around 26% women had abnormal lipid values and 26.26% had thyroid abnormality.

The report also highlighted that Vitamin D deficiency is very common amongst women from Delhi-NCR. It was found that around 76% women had their Vitamin D level below normal.

The graph above shows the total number of tests done each year for 3 years where HbA1c was included to check the glucose status.

The graph above shows the total number of accessions each year for Hemoglobin testing during 2012—14.

The graph above shows the total number of accessions each year for Vit D testing during 2012—14.  

It was further analyzed that the age group of 46-60 years were most affected with abnormal values of diabetes, lipid and hemoglobin.  However, women in the age group of 31-45years were most affected with deranged values of thyroid levels and Vitamin D levels.

About SRL Diagnostics

SRL is the largest Diagnostics Company in India having an impressive ‘Reach’, providing superior quality diagnostics services to its customers through a very efficient network of labs and collection points.

The vision to create SRL diagnostics was driven by the philosophy to provide high quality accurate tests/ outcomes at affordable prices to the masses. SRL is known for high ethical standards synonymous with ‘TRUST’ &each and every constituent of ‘Team SRL’ follows immaculate value system.

SRL Diagnostics has *314 networking laboratories, including *10 Reference Labs, 4 Centers of Excellence, *26 radiology/imaging centers, and a footprint spanning over 7100 collection points. The company has large labs in Dubai, Sri Lanka &Nepal, and also about 58 collection points in various countries. SRL Diagnostics is the veritable pioneer of medical diagnostics in India. Established in 1995, the diagnostic center has been imbued with a mission to deliver Gold Standard Diagnostic services, both in the field of Laboratory Medicine and Radiology, including high-end Imaging services.

SRL carries out 1,25,000 tests per day. It is often stated that on the human body about 4000 different types of diagnostics tests could be performed. SRL has over 3800 tests in its repertoire which is the largest menu of tests in India.

SRL has the most Accredited Lab Network in India, comprising of 39 NABL accredited labs and 4 CAP accredited labs. SRL continues to revolutionize diagnostic services in India by ushering in the most specialized technologies and innovative services.

Its Research &Innovation division is ISO certified and was the first lab in the Private Sector that was recognized by the Government of India‘s Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. SRL’s wide range of tests provide quality diagnostic, prognostic and monitoring services to other path labs, hospitals and patients. It also provides services of testing samples for the Multinational and Indian Pharmaceutical companies/ CROs undertaking Phase III/ IV Clinical Trial work, thereby supporting their international regulatory submissions.

13 May'16

SRL Diagnostics expanding its facility in Gautam Nagar Lab at Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar

SRL Diagnostics, the largestdiagnostics network in India, is advancing its facility in Gautam Nagar lab in Bhubaneswar. The lab will provide precise and quality reports on priority.This is an endeavour to provide accurate solutions & ethical standards, with a consideration on rise in demand of the region.

On the occasion, Dr. Subhra Dhar, General Manager, Kolkata Reference Lab said, “We are pleased to boost up the facilities of Gautam Nagar branch and provide advanced services to the people of Bhubaneswar. The lab will have new-age diagnostics set up, manned by skilled workforce offering quality testing and diagnostic facilitieswithin time. With the advancement in facilities in this lab, the company has further strengthened its presence as a leading diagnostic service provider in the country.”

“SRL’s lab in Bhubaneswar hasadopted the best of IT systems to ensure error free reporting using barcode labels for identification of samples. As the brand is known for accuracy and timely delivery, it ensures turn-around time of just three to four hours for reports of routine tests such as Lipid, Sugar, Thyroid and FSH-LH-Prolactin, etc.”added Dr. Subhra

The SRL’s Bhubaneswar lab follows both national and international accreditations like NABL(National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) and CAP (College of American Pathologists). The  lab has introduced a new feature in the region called as BUC box , a special home collection kit. This diagnostic lab performs tests in the given turnaround time, performs pre-employment check-up, interacts with clinicians & patients on day to day basis and answer to their queries.

The lab is equipped to conduct tests with advanced and unique technologies that include the routine ones. However, the specialised tests are sent out to Mumbai. Spread over an area of 4000 sq. feet, it is noteworthy that SRL has a robust presence in the state of Odisha with state of art lab in Bhubaneswar and a Franchisee owned Lab in Cuttack.

Infectious diseases like malaria, dengue, and swine flu, lifestyle related diseases like diabetes, endocrinopathies, infertility, along with malignancies and hemoglobinopathies etc are in an increasing trend in Odisha.

To provide quick and convenient reporting, SRL Diagnostics also provides test reports to the doctors and patients on a click of button through the website. It also provides home collection services by qualified and trained Phlebotomists.  The company employs skilled manpower who undergo the highest level of on the job training at SRL Reference Labs.SRL consistently follows the best of National and International Quality protocols, thereby ensuring accuracy of every test report.

In keeping with SRL’s reputation, the lab will offer quality diagnostic services ranging from basic blood counts, blood sugar tests, and liver function tests to the more advanced tests pertaining to Biochemistry, CLIA, Hematology, Microbiology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology, Histopathology and Serology at competitive prices. The operational time of the lab is from 7.00 am- 7:00 pm on all days including Sundays.

About SRL Diagnostics

SRL is the largest Diagnostics Company in India having an impressive ‘Reach’, providing superior quality diagnostics services to its customers through a very efficient network of labs and collection points.

 The vision to create SRL diagnostics was driven by the philosophy to provide high quality accurate tests/ outcomes at affordable prices to the masses. SRL is known for high ethical standards synonymous with ‘TRUST’ and each and every constituent of ‘Team SRL’ follows immaculate value system.

SRL Diagnostics has *314 networking laboratories, including *10 Reference Labs, 4 Centers of Excellence, *26 radiology/imaging centers, and a footprint spanning over 7100 collection points. The company has large labs in Dubai, Sri Lanka and Nepal, and also about 58 collection points in various countries outside India. SRL Diagnostics is the veritable pioneer of medical diagnostics in India. Established in 1995, the diagnostic center has been imbued with a mission to deliver Gold Standard Diagnostic services, both in the field of Laboratory Medicine and Radiology including high-end Imaging services.

SRL carries out 125,000 tests per day. It is often stated that on the human body about 4000 different types of diagnostics tests could be performed. SRL has over 3800 tests in its repertoire which is the largest menu of tests in India.

SRL has the most Accredited Lab Network in India comprising of 39 NABL accredited labs and 4 CAP accredited labs. SRL continues to revolutionize diagnostic services in India by ushering in the most specialized technologies and innovative services.

Its Research &Innovation division is ISO certified and was the first lab in the Private Sector was recognized by the Government of India‘s Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. SRL’s wide range of tests provides quality diagnostic, prognostic and monitoring services to other path labs, hospitals and patients. It also provides services of testing samples for the Multinational and Indian Pharmaceutical companies/ CROs undertaking Phase III/ IV Clinical Trial work, thereby supporting their international regulatory submissions.

07 Sep'14

Symposium on Gastrointestinal Pathology

Meant for practicing Pathologists, Gastroenterologists and Pathology postgraduate students

Meant for practicing Pathologists, Gastroenterologists and Pathology postgraduate students; also includes a session on recent advances in the diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Pathology which shall be helpful for the Physicians.

Course Objectives:
  • Have a grasp of current concepts in Gastrointestinal Pathology.
  • Have a practical understanding of the differential diagnosis.
  • Comprehend the role of recent advances in the diagnosis of GI Pathology.
Accreditation status:

Delhi Medical Council - 4.5 credit hours

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