Pathology

The department offers timely and accurate histopathology and cytopathology services to various clinical specialities at NH. Annually we receive about 6800 histology specimens, 1700 cytology specimens and 2800 cervical smears.

We report on tissue biopsies and resections from various sites including cancer biopsies and complex cancer resections. Neuropathology services are also provided. We also perform and report on fine needle aspirations (FNAC) from various sites. We also report on fluid cytology specimens and cervical smears.

We have a fairly large panel of immunohistochemical markers to assist in diagnosis, and also to carry out therapeutic and prognostic immunohistochemical tests. Various special histochemical stains when needed are also carried out here.