Sample collection is fundamental to the diagnosis of a wide range of diseases and infections caused by microorganisms as well as to establishing the diagnosis and grade of cancer. It is also fundamental to blood tests, urine tests, and other investigations involving samples from body tissues or fluids.
To ensure that the results of these investigations are precise and accurate, proper care needs to be taken while collecting the samples. At Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai all the samples are collected following standard protocols. Apart from having well-trained and experienced staff for collecting samples, we have a specialised temperature-controlled phlebotomy area.
Samples are collected in a systematic and controlled manner, stored in sterile containers, and labelled carefully to avoid tampering. We value the time of the patients and their family members, so we deliver the medical reports via courier services and email as well, according to the preference of the patient. The reports can also be collected in hard copy from the hospital.
To negate any errors in results, we use an automated barcode system while sampling. Our phlebotomy staff takes utmost care while collecting the sample to ensure that the patient experienced a minimum amount of pain and discomfort and there is no requirement for double pricking.
The blood samples collected are handled with care and precision and sent to the concerned laboratories right away with the help of pneumatic chutes. These pneumatic chutes deliver the samples right to the accessioning area of the laboratory. From there, they are transferred to the concerned work stations promptly. This ensures that all the samples are processed as soon as possible, eliminating the chances of delay in reports. Providing the reports at an earlier hour helps the clinician diagnose the disease at an earlier stage so that the treatment can be started as promptly as possible.
Our staff is highly qualified and experienced; they are trained in following the safety measures such as the use of appropriate protective equipment and maintaining hand hygiene.