CLINICAL PATHOLOGY SERVICES

Menalabs laboratories accredited by

CLINICAL PATHOLOGY SERVICES - MENALABS

Menalabs laboratories is one among the laboratories in the United Arab Emirates to be accredited by the College of American Pathologists (considered as the gold standard for quality in laboratory services) in addition of Emirates International Accreditation Center EIAC accreditation (ISO 15189) Also Our CPS lab in Dubai is General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) accredited. We provide referring doctors and patients, a comprehensive selection of diagnostic laboratory tests and services. Our labs are a trusted provider for a broad range of high-quality testing with rapid turnaround time to the public. In order to ensure quality, our laboratories have been enrolled with multiple third-party proficiency Testing providers. The performance of the Pathology laboratory has consistently been rated as excellent. Our Pathology Laboratory adheres to the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute guidelines (CLSI) for most of its procedures.
Menalabs laboratory management team includes highly experienced professionals in medical ¬, clinical pathology, project management, information technology, laboratory information technology (LIS) and laboratory management. Our laboratories are led by full time qualified and highly competent pathologists allowing timely consultations on laboratory results. Our laboratories are staffed by a multinational team of trained and highly competent staff who have the facility to communicate, interact or discuss with the lab manager and clinical pathology specialists in all times in order to improve services in different laboratory department continuously and to commit with the principle of quality.

Menalabs offers automated solutions for the clinical chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Immunology and General pathology sections. This enables them to perform more than 90% of the tests inhouse. All routine in-house laboratory reports are completed in 6 hours and stat reports are completed in 2 hour. Reporting is done online and also available through auto email, on website once results are reviewed by our pathologists.
Our machine system includes the following devices of Beckman coulter 800, Beckman coulter, 2 machines for Cobas 6000 CEE machine, Ortho workstation Biorad II and many other machines which are connected with laboratory information system (LIS) for transferring lab reports to the consultants in clinics or patients in an easy way.

Menalabs Pathology Department

Menalabs Pathology Department

offers the following range of services:

Hematology & Coagulation Unit: This department provide a wide range of examinations including CBC, ESR, Blood morphology in order to diagnose anemia and other benign and malignant blood disorders. This also provides measuring of all blood coagulation factors, large numbers of blood coagulation tests. Also provides blood grouping and blood antibodies tests.
Clinical Microbiology & Parasitology Unit: This unit is equipped with specialized latest devices and technologies for doing the basic diagnostic tests in microbiology, bacteriology, virology, parasitology, fungus. This unit perform all aerobic and anerobic cultures from all body specimens including urine, stool, high vaginal swab, blood, etc. uses the semi-automatic system to determine the effective antibiotics against microbes, bacteria and antibiotic allergies. Another system (BACT ALERT) which has function of blood culture diagnosis. Also diagnose of a lot of infectious diseases. Parasitology is where specimens are examined for parasites. For example, fecal samples may be examined for evidence of intestinal parasites such as tapeworms or hookworms.
Hormone Unit: This unit is concerned with measurement of amounts of biologically important substances hormones in body fluids. The methods to measure these substances are carefully designed to provide accurate assessments of their concentration. The results of hormones are compared to reference intervals or a medical decision level (MDL) to provide diagnostic and clinical meaning for the values. This unit is equipped with specialized latest machines (ROCHE COBAS 6000) and technologies for doing the basic diagnostic tests. These tests include individual tests and profiles, Male fertility profile, Female Fertility Profile, Thyroid hormones profile, hirsutism profile, Growth hormone, ACTH, Cortisol, Insulin, these tests are used for diagnosis of many diseases.

Histopathology / Cytopathology Unit: This unit is specialized in the diagnosis of all tissue specimens of various benign and malignant diseases. This unit is equipped with specialized devices to process tissue samples and diagnosis. This unit also specialize in gynecological specimens and other non-gynecological samples such as fi¬ne needle aspiration, urine cytology, body fluid.

General Clinical Chemistry Unit: This unit is concerned with measurement of amounts of biologically important substances (analytes) in body fluids. The methods to measure these substances are carefully designed to provide accurate assessments of their concentration. The results of clinical chemistry tests are compared to reference intervals or a medical decision level (MDL) to provide diagnostic and clinical meaning for the values. This unit is equipped with specialized latest machines (ROCHE COBAS 6000) and technologies for doing the basic diagnostic tests. These tests include individual tests and profiles such as Renal function profile, Liver Function Profile, Lipid Profile etc.
Serology & Immunology Unit: : This unit is concerned with measurement and diagnostic identification of antibodies in the blood serum for the purpose of detecting antibodies or antibody-like substances that appear specifically in association with certain diseases. Such antibodies are typically formed in response to an infection, against other foreign proteins, or to one’s own proteins (in instances of autoimmune disease) e.g.: markers of Hepatitis B infection, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) status, Hepatitis C virus, Rubella immune status. The methods used to measure these substances are carefully designed to provide accurate assessments of their concentration. This unit is equipped with specialized latest machines (ROCHE COBAS 6000) and technologies for doing the basic diagnostic tests. Also, we are doing Allergy panels by ELISA and Immunoblot.
Molecular Biology Unit using Real Time PCR: This unit provides testing of nucleic acids within a clinical context. The applications of molecular diagnostics span a range of human disorders, including hereditary, neoplastic, and infectious diseases. This unit is equipped with specialized latest PCR machines and DNA/RNA extraction machines. We are offering a range of laboratory diagnostic tests by PCR including HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Sexually transmitted infections such as Mycoplasma, Urea plasma, Neisseria, Trichomonas etc.
Phlebotomy Unit: Specimen Receiving and Blood Withdrawal Unit Process of blood withdrawal specimen is an important factor in pre-analytical phase, which can affect results in the analytical phase. All specimens are collected by qualified laboratory technician to blood withdrawal and specialized in collecting specimen in neonates. Collection can be done in our laboratories or in-patient home upon requesting home collection. • Collecting specimens includes: ● Collect specimen for urgent and routine analysis. ● Ensure of specimen stabilization during transportation from and to laboratory. ● Transfer of specimens to reception department in the laboratory for registration. ● Ensure safety of patient and blood withdrawal employee. ● Home service whenever necessary.

Drug of Abuse Screening Unit: Our laboratory in Dubai is accredited by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) which is a federal, autonomous body set up to oversee all aviation-related activities in the UAE. Our staff received their training in UK for proper Drug screening for Aviation companies and for public. It includes Drug screen in urine like Amphetamine, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Marijuana, Methadone, Methamphetamine, Morphine, MDMA.