Institute of Pathology

St. Luke's Institute of Pathology lives up to its role in giving clarity to clinical puzzles and rendering judgment in diagnostic dilemmas, in the shortest possible time. Known all over the country for having the most complete line of laboratory services using top-of-the-line laboratory equipment, the Institute of Pathology has over the years ably assisted clinicians and other health care providers in the diagnosis, treatment and prognostication of diseases.

Its compliment of competent medical and allied health professionals continues to rigorously track down the causes and nature of various disabling and killer diseases of the heart, lungs, kidneys and other organ systems, as well as share collected essential information in aid of medical research and development with proper and authorized institutions. A highly competent and thorough team of pathologists, medical technologists and technicians using top-of-the-line laboratory equipment ensures the expeditious delivery of laboratory examinations, from the basic and routine to the most exhaustive and complicated. The different sections are Hematology, Clinical Microscopy, Clinical Chemistry and Serology.

The Section of Microbiology boasts of state-of-the-art instruments in culturing microorganisms isolated from different specimen types. We also have the capacity of fast organism identification using the different available modalities like Maldi-TOF and Filmarray from world renowned companies specializing in these procedures. Sensitivity testing can also be done in a breeze with the latest modern instruments available in our laboratory.

In the field of Anatomic Pathology, the Section of Histopathology, besides having an almost full complement of subspecialists in different fields, that is, Cytology, Hematopathology, GI Pathology, Neuropathology and others, the Institute has established the most comprehensive library of monoclonal antibodies for Immunohistochemistry and has built a reputation as a referral center for difficult Surgical Pathology cases. We also now offer various tests for Companion Diagnostics.

In Blood Banking, the Institute has become one of the few private blood centers in the country with 100% voluntary blood donation, a major factor in assuring blood safety, quality and availability. Its apheresis operations have been expanded from component donor collection to therapeutic applications, thereby saving the lives of patients with immunologic, renal, hematologic and neurologic diseases not otherwise treatable by conventional methods.

The Institute's Section of Cellular Immunology and Immunogenetics which is well equipped with the latest automated immunology analyzers, combines allied disciplines of Tissue Typing and Flow Cytometry, and offers the most extensive tests in the country.