Pathology is much more than a lab test. It involves consulting with a patient’s doctor based on the pathologist’s expert review of results.


The Pathology Department offers the full range of services that are generally required by the clinician. The Department’s test list consists of about 600 different tests that are carried out at SHRI Hospital as well as a large number of specialized tests that are subcontracted to our overseas supplier. The complete test menu consists of about 1700 tests.

Most tests take only a few days to be carried out but some require longer time to process. Testing of an urgent nature is carried out 24×7.
Tests can only be requested by hospital, health centre, or family physicians, who will order the appropriate tests after examining the patient. Patients can thus opt to go either through their private General Practitioner, through a Health Centre GP Clinic or through Hospital Outpatients’ Clinic (by appointment) to get the necessary testing carried out.

About department of Pathology:

Pathology is a branch of medical science that involves the study and diagnosis of disease through the examination of surgically removed organs, tissues (biopsy samples), bodily fluids, and in some cases the whole body (autopsy). Aspects of a bodily specimen that may be considered include its gross anatomical make up, appearance of the cells using immunological markers and chemical signatures in the cells. Pathology also includes the related scientific study of disease processes whereby the causes, mechanisms and extent of disease are examined. Areas of study include cellular adaptation to injury, necrosis (death of living cells or tissues), inflammation, wound healing, and neoplasia (abnormal new growth of cells). Pathologists specialize in a wide range of diseases including cancer and the vast majority of cancer diagnoses are made by pathologists. The cellular pattern of tissue samples are observed under a microscope to help determine if a sample is cancerous or non-cancerous (benign). Pathologists also employ genetic studies and gene markers in the assessment of various diseases.

What is a pathologist?

A pathologist is a doctor with special training in identifying diseases and disorders by performing tests on tissue and blood samples. At Samishta hospital & research institute(SHRI), our pathologists have completed additional training in various sub-specialties. All of our pathologists are board certified, meaning they have demonstrated expertise in their field.

What do pathologists do?

Pathologists use a microscope and other tools and tests to examine tissue and blood samples. They consider observations your doctor has made about your signs and symptoms, as well as their own tests, to make a diagnosis.

Is pathology a lab test?

Pathology is much more than a lab test. It involves consulting with a patient’s doctor based on the pathologist’s expert review of results.

What is a biopsy?

A biopsy is a sample of tissue. For certain suspected diseases and conditions, doctors will remove a small sample of tissue for analysis by a pathologist. Biopsies are the single most important way to diagnose certain diseases, such as cancer.

What pathology services does SHRI Hospital offer?

Our pathologists offer a wide range of techniques for analyzing tissue and blood samples. In addition to examining samples with microscopes, our pathologists use molecular and genetic profiling to examine tissue samples. This information can help doctors choose the most effective treatment.

How quickly will I receive the pathology results, and how will they arrive?

Depending on the type of sample and the tests needed, we generally produce a final pathology report within 48 hours of receiving your samples. Some molecular tests take longer, from a few days to more than a week. Results are sent directly to your doctor and often are also discussed by telephone with your doctor.

What happens after I get my test results?

Your doctor will use the information from our analysis, along with the results of other tests you may have had, to recommend the most appropriate treatment for you.

Why should I choose SHRI Hospital for pathology and lab services?

Our board-certified pathologists provide expert consultation for all cancerous and noncancerous disorders. They have sub-specialty training in analyzing diseases in specific parts of the body, have worked in world-class academic medical centers, and are highly regarded in their fields. They see many cases and many types of cases, increasing their knowledge and experience, which translates to better care for you.


Dr. Mahati