Not many outside the medical profession know what histopathology is or what a histopathologist does. Yet, few surgical decisions - especially on cancer and related disorders would not be possible without histopathology. Histopathology and cytopathology diagnose disorders/diseases in tissues. This is quite distinct from quantitative world of clinical chemistry and haematology. In this numberless world, it is the subtleties of the shades of grey that must be interpreted. Answering questions such as "Doctor, do I have cancer?", and "Will my disease respond to treatment?" fall under the purview of a histopathologist's responsibilities. Here is where science meets the art of medicine and may even have to bow to it. The skill of the histopathologist is not easily acquired. It is honed and tempered by long years in the field.
In its mission for excellence in pathology, the centre recognized the need for good histopathology and cytopathology services. To fulfil this need it has established a modern histopathology laboratory which is fully equipped to provide high quality histopathology and cytopathology services. These services will answer diagnostic and therapeutic questions in surgical pathology in a timely and comprehensive manner. The laboratory is accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).
The centre is headed by Dr.Shubhada Kane, M.D. Path, a surgical pathologist of repute who has spent close to 35 years as a cancer pathologist, recently superannuated from Tata Memorial Hospital as HOD-Pathology. She is ably supported by a team of expert hand-picked Histopathologists.
The centre offers expert second opinion on rare cancer cases including lymphomas, sarcomas and carcinomas along with routine histopathology and cytopathology services, including fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and screening tests for cancer. Immunohistochemistry for all routine diagnostic and predictive markers is currently available.
The SRL Diagnostics Histopathology Centre is truly committed to excellence.