Cytopathology, more commonly known as cell biology, studies cell structure, cell composition and the interaction of cells with other cells as well as the larger environment in which they exist. Cytopathology analyzes cell structure to diagnose disease.
The cytopathology section offers the full range of Exfoliative and interventional Cytopathology investigations.
Cervical Pap Smear in women over forty years of age is carried out free of cost as a part of Cancer Screening programme for Women at DHRC.
Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) of lumps / swelling / space occupying lesions is carried out in the laboratory by the cytopathologist. FNAC is also carried out under radiological (USG/CT) guidance for deep-seated or non-palpable lesions, rendering virtually all body sites accessible to the Fine Needle (for FNAC), thus allowing reliable tissue diagnoses at low cost and minimal discomfort to the patients.
Cytological examination of body fluids (ascetic fluid, pleural fluid, CSF, urine, etc.) is carried out to ascertain the nature of the constituent cells and the etiological process.