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Top 4 reasons you need a pathology test today

Pathology is the study of disease, its causes and progression. Pathologists look for irregularities within samples, but usually these tests are performed to ensure that everything is fine. Through preventive screenings, diagnostic tests can aid in detection of potentially terminal conditions at a nascent stage. Pathology also has a major role to play in research, such as discovering treatments for cancer and hereditary conditions, developing vaccines against infectious diseases, or confirming that blood transfusions are safe. Pathology is the cornerstone of most areas of healthcare – providing insights into how to manage patients’ conditions – either by confirming a diagnosis, managing medication or monitoring the progression of a condition.

Pathology tests are associated with more than 70% of all diagnoses and almost all cancer diagnoses which illustrates their importance. Top 4 reasons you need a pathology test today are:

  1. Identifying likely health risks

Pathology tests can provide information about certain aspects of a person’s health at that point in time. One of the biggest advantages of diagnostic tests is that they help in early detection thereby tackling the symptoms at an early stage. For instance, a person with high blood pressure may take a pathology test to assess their risk factors for heart disease.

Pathology tests also help classify the future risk of diseases which is very useful for adopting early intervention measures or prevention strategies. Diagnostic tests enable this process by documenting a baseline measurement for future reference such as a red blood cells count to record anaemia levels; foreseeing if a disease has a high risk of developing such as monitoring the risk of heart disease in people who are overweight or obese; providing an indication about the risk of developing a particular hereditary disease or condition, such as diabetes, through genetic testing of people with a high-risk profile.

  1. Screening for disease

Screening is an organized and systematic public health strategy to reduce the incidence of death and illness from particular diseases. The objective of screening is to identify a disease in the early stages so it can be treated or prevented before the person is even aware they have it, or before it develops into something more serious. For instance, Pap smears are used to screen women for cervical cancer.

Screening is used for several reasons. It can help with the early detection of conditions such as cancer, or help determine the chances of carrying inherited or genetic diseases, such as Down’s Syndrome. Common screening programs include antenatal screening, newborn screening, cancer screening. Screening can also help prevent an infectious disease spreading to others in the family or community. People who work with hazardous materials, such as mercury, lead or asbestos also undergo screening.

  1. Diagnosing the correct disease

Diagnosing a disease or condition is not always straightforward. Often, some diseases have similar symptoms and need diagnostic tests to determine the amount of hormones or other concentrations of chemicals in the blood. In such cases, your doctor will prescribe simple laboratory tests to assess the exact condition and provide suitable treatment.

  1. Monitoring a condition or treatment

Pathology tests may be prescribed to monitor and manage the progress of a condition and determine how it is likely to progress (prognosis). An example is using blood tests to monitor the progress of thyroid disease. Pathology tests can also help monitor the success of treatment for a disease or condition such as assessing the average amount of glucose in the blood over a few months to monitor diabetic control.

Pathology tests can also determine how well a treatment is working by determining the response to a therapeutic drug treatment and whether the dose for drug treatment needs adjustment, such as using a thyroid function test to check if thyroxine replacement therapy is effective.

At Apollo Diagnostics we firmly believe that prevention is better than cure. Visit your closest diagnostic service center to avail of our state-of-the-art services in pathology laboratory testing.

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Patient Testimonials

“Finding the best place for a diagnostic test is as important as consulting the best doctor. The Apollo name was what guided me to Apollo Diagnostics and I am indeed glad that I came here. From attending us on time to sample collection, everything flowed so smoothly. I was particularly impressed by the hygiene. It was definitely a value for money experience. Thanks a lot Apollo Diagnostics…keep up the good work!”

Mrs. Ferha Jabeen, Old Bowenpally, Secunderabad

“I Have heard a lot of good things about Apollo Diagnostics from our family physician as well as from relatives and friends. So then next time I needed a diagnostic centre, I visited Apollo Diagnostics and I was really glad I did. For one, I didn’t have to wait. The technician was extremely good, and the place was really clean. It was certainly a value for money experience. Great job Apollo Diagnostics!”

Ms. T. Jaya, Nakkalagutta, Hanmakonda

“I must say Apollo Diagnostics places a great value on time and patient comfort! I am a fan of their home collection service which is not only on time and technically sound, but the hygiene and cordiality of the visiting technician is also commendable. Hats off! I’ll continue to recommend Apollo Diagnostics to my family and friends.”

Mr. B. Pochaiah, Mallikarjuna Nagar Colony, Old Bowenpally, Secunderabad

“I have always had a great experience with Apollo Diagnostics. The calls are unfailingly answered. The scheduled appointment is kept to the minute. The phlebotomist is well-trained in both technique and putting the patient at ease. Apollo Diagnostics undoubtedly delivers value for money. They will always be my top option for all the diagnostic needs of my family.”

Mr. Prasanta Kumar Jena, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

“I came to know about Apollo Diagnostics from my relatives and friends. So, when I required a check up to be done, I thought about trying their service once. From sticking to the appointed time to accuracy of technique, it was really a great experience overall. Hygiene of the technician and the centre as well, was also quite admirable. I certainly felt it delivers value for money service. From now on, I’ll always visit Apollo Diagnostics for all my checkups.”

Mr. Venkateshwar Rao, Hanmakonda

“I was looking for a good diagnostic centre to get some checkups done. I was confused as there are so many of them all over the city. Some of my friends recommended Apollo Diagnostics as the best one. I’ll always remain thankful to them. The technician at Apollo Diagnostics was not only punctual but his competency was certainly praiseworthy. I never felt any discomfort as he was so confident and compassionate. Great job Apollo Diagnostics!”

Mr. T Radhakishan Rao, Hanmakonda

“My experience with Apollo Diagnostics has been consistently good. Securing the appointment was very easy and the schedule was maintained to the dot. The behaviour of the technician was pleasant and he was well–versed with his job. The place was noticeably clean and I did not face any discomfort during the process. The reports were delivered as promised and surprisingly, the service was pretty affordable. I would recommend Apollo Diagnostics to my circle without any hesitation!”

Mr. Arif Ameer, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

“Apollo Diagnostics came highly recommended by my friends. I was particularly impressed by their cordiality, time management and process competence. Another must mention is the hygiene factor that is impeccable. Given the quality delivered, this is certainly a value for money experience. Thanks a lot Apollo Diagnostics…keep up the great work!”

Ms. A.Madhavi, Warangal

“Our family physician strictly instructed me to get the checkup done at Apollo Diagnostics. I am glad I respected his opinion. I was attended to as soon as I went in. The technician was a true expert at his job and made it a painless experience for me. I also observed that the centre was spotless and all the staff members were particular about maintaining hygiene. Apollo Diagnostics certainly delivers value for money. I’ll always recommend Apollo Diagnostics to my family and friends.”

Ms. Vimala, Hanmakonda

“My Apollo Diagnostics experience has thus far been truly amazing. Besides unfailingly maintaining the schedule – be it sample taking or report delivery, their sense of cleanliness is also tops. The technicians are well-trained and do their job with diligence and in a friendly manner that puts patients at ease at once. Apollo Diagnostics is setting a very high standard indeed! Now that’s what I call a fine job!”

Ms. G. Jyothi, Warangal

“My mother needed a blood test, but was unable to walk due to pain in her leg. A Phlebotomist from Apollo Diagnostics came home and collected the sample. I was informed, via SMS, that the report could be collected from any of the 3 centres in Dibrugarh, downloaded online or even delivered home for a nominal fee. Although the rates were reasonable, my mother also received a senior citizens discount too! This saved my time, money & energy. My aachhe din really seemed to have arrived! Thank you Apollo Diagnostics and hats off for displaying true professionalism.”

Mr. Alokk Kar Dowerah, Dibrugarh

“Whenever I need to have a blood sample collected from home, I ask for Vasu. He is punctual, courteous and so skilled I hardly feel any pain when he draws the sample. Plus, I truly appreciate how quickly the reports are delivered. Thanks Apollo!”

Mr. Sukumar, Film director, Sriram Nagar, Hyderabad