MOLECULAR GENETICS AND PATHOLOGY
The Molecular Diagnostic Lab is operational since 2008 and has started many tests as follows:
Conventional PCR: for detection of mycobacterium tuberculosis, many human genetic, oncology and hematological disorders, HLA typing, prenatal detection of thalassemia.
Real-time PCR: for quantitative estimation of viral loads (CMV, HBV) and BCR-ABL minimal residual disease detection.
NASBA: for HIV viral load detection.
Fluorescence microscope: for fluorescence in-situ hybridisation (FISH) test in leukemias and solid tumors.
Line-probe assays: for detecting drug resistance in TB, EGFR and KRAS gene mutations.
DNA banking: for rare genetic disorders or cancers for future testing from any part of the world