Cytology Pathology Laboratory

Cytology Pathology Laboratory

  • Location:
    Laboratory: OPD No. 118, 1st floor, ‘OPD’ Building
  • Facilities and Special Services:

    This Department is essentially a center for the FNAC, Pap smear and Fluids Cytology diagnosis of patients with Nair hospital and Nair Dental Hospital patients.
    This lab also caters to research projects of the Dept.of Pathology & other departments from the institution.
  • Tests Done:
    Various investigations done in Cytology Laboratory are as follows:
  • FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) of all body swelling
  • USG guided FNAC,
  • All body fluids (urine, sputum, CSF, Ascitic & pleural fluid) for malignant cells,
  • Gynecology pap smears.

Guidelines For Patients Wishing to avail the Investigative Facilities:

  • Cytological investigation are done only after these investigation are suggested by Nair hospital and Nair Dental Hospital Clinicians.
  • Patients have to take prior appointment for FNAC procedures and USG guided FNAC procedures.
  • FNAC procedures are done between 8.30am to 1.00 pm.
  • USG guided FNAC procedures are done between1.00 pm to 4.30 pm.
  • All body fluids (urine, sputum, CSF, ascitic & pleural fluid) for malignant cells and Gynecology pap smears can be submitted at any time between 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.
  • Patients have to TAKE BREAKFAST and  have to come for FNAC procedures.
  • All reports are will be issued on next day at same place.
  • NO CHARGES for any test.

Cytology Laboratory OPD timings:

  • Monday to Friday- 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
  • Friday- 8.30 am to 1 pm

Cytology Laboratory Staff:

  • Mrs. Tanuja Wagh                Senior Technician
  • Mr. Shreedhar Sawant          Lab Asst.


  • Cytospin (Shandon)
  • Centrifuge (Remi)DLC 962
  • Fridge (godrej cold gold)

Details of investigation done in Cytology Laboratory Pathology section in the year  1st April 2010 to 31st March 2011.

  • Total Nos.of samples received                                   :        4427
  • Total Nos.of Slides prepared                                      :        14526

Samples :-

  • Fina Needle aspirations (FNA) done                         :        2255
  • Gynecological PAP Smears received                         :        1699
  • Nos.of Cytology fluids received                                :        473
  • Repeats of FNA                                                         :        406

Slides prepared :-

  • Slides prepared from FNAC                             :         10431
  • Gynecological smears                                      :        1699
  • Cytological Smears                                          :        946
  • Slides prepared from reports                           :        1450

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