Pathology

Pathology Overview

At BDC, we offer our clients the best in pathological services. Our pathological process at BDC involve all samples that are collected from our clients be thoroughly examined so the right diagnosis can be made. Our state-of-the-art equipment aid in ensuring that the results of client examinations are accurate and received in record time.

BDC offers a complete menu of pathology tests in its laboratory, we also provide a wide range of diagnostic assays covering. The fully automated lab features include: Barcoding of every tube, 'Zero-contact’ collection in vacutainer, Processing on automated track, Direct interfacing of results from equipment to reporting software – LIS

Pathology Departments

Clinical Chemistry

Clinical chemistry also known as chemical pathology is a medical specialty that is concerned with the diagnosis of disease based on the laboratory analysis of bodily fluids such as blood and urine, as well as tissues; using the tools of chemistry, clinical microbiology, haematology and molecular pathology. At BDC, our highly qualified team of Clinical pathologists work in close collaboration with medical technologists, hospital administrations, and referring physicians. With the use of automated analysers and cultures, BDC's Clinical pathologists learn to administer a number of visual and microscopic tests especially large variety of tests of the biophysical properties of tissue samples.

Immunology

The immune system is a highly regulated and balanced system and when the balance is disturbed, disease can result which is why at BDC, we provide new therapies and treatments that can manage or cure the condition by altering the way the immune system is working or, in the case of vaccines, priming the immune system and boosting the immune reaction to specific pathogens.

Haematology

At BDC, we also provide care and treatment to patients with haematological diseases through the use of our top-notch equipments such as analyzers, flow cytometers, coagulation analyzers, and slide stainers. Haematology analyzers help to diagnose anemias, infections, viruses, genetic problems, diabetes, cancers, and determine plasma drug levels, for both therapeutic and illicit drugs. Flow cytometers count blood cells and detect biomarkers which indicate certain cancers or organ failures. Coagulation analyzers test how long it takes for blood to clot, allowing for monitoring of blood thinning drugs. Slide stainers automatically make and stain slides from a blood sample

Microbiology

This is the study of microorganisms, those being unicellular (single cell), multicellular (cell colony), or acellular (lacking cells). This discipline includes fundamental research on the biochemistry, physiology, cell biology, ecology, evolution and clinical aspects of microorganisms (such as bacteria, viruses, archaea, fungi and protozoa), including the host response to these agents.

Histopathology

Histopathology is the examination of biological tissues in order to observe the appearance of diseased cells in microscopic detail. At BDC, our highly trained professional team of pathologists are experts in diagnosis of diseases through a procedure known as biopsy which involves taking a small amount of tissue from the area of the body in question so it can be examined by a pathologist. For most types of cancer, a biopsy is the only way to make a definitive cancer diagnosis

Cytology

This deals with making diagnoses of diseases and conditions through the examination of tissue samples from the body. Cytologic examinations may be performed on body fluids (examples are blood, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid) or on material that is aspirated (drawn out via suction into a syringe) from the body.