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MedGenome Labs, Care Hospital Kochi open diagnostic lab in Kochi

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The laboratory will conduct autoimmune disease-related tests

MedGenome Labs along with Care Hospital Kochi has launched IMMUCARE. It is an autoimmune disease-related tests and research-based advanced markers diagnostic laboratory. The centre has a pan India network for collection and transportation of samples for timely delivery of reports for patients.

Our immune system is a natural layer of protection in our body. However, due to certain genetic defects, our immune system becomes defective leading to what is known as primary immunodeficiency disorders (PID). One consequence of such disorders is susceptibility to infections,” said rheumatologist Dr Padmanabha Shenoy.

The markers and tests of autoimmune diseases will be primarily grouped under following specialisations: Neurology, gastroenterology, hepatology, nephrology, rheumatology, dermatology, infertility and allergy. This joint venture aims at providing clinicians accurate, precise and timely diagnosis which will further help reduce adverse effect of autoimmune and associated ailments.

Autoimmune diseases cause substantial chronic morbidity, have a major impact on quality of life, health care utilisation, and economic costs and are associated with increased mortality. There is a huge unmet need for diagnosis as well as research on autoimmune disorders in India. Being a market leader in genetic testing, we have now collaborated with Dr Padmanabha Shenoy to provide our clinicians the best of diagnostics strengths and insights in the domain,” says Sam Santhosh, CEO and Founder, MedGenome Labs.

This kind of diagnosis is supported with high-end technology along with strong expertise of experienced clinicians, pathologists and scientists to address this need in India. At IMMUCARE, all the tests to diagnose and treat autoimmune diseases will be available under one roof,” added Dr Shenoy. IMMUCARE will cater to developing innovative, ground-breaking tests, products and tools to enhance patient care, and transform information into knowledge and insights.

The centre of excellence has a strong focus on research in autoimmune diseases. “State- of-the-art technology to perform cell-based analyses, automated ELISA antigen-antibody tests, immunofixation, blot-based assays, Advanced molecular based systems, genetic tests and electrophoresis combined with a well experienced and committed team of professionals makes IMMUCARE unique. IMMUCARE is committed to work with the clinicians for providing them to setup advanced markers for the field of autoimmunity in our country for the benefit of patients. To support us on this venture, we have a team of medical advisors who are the experts in their respective domains,” says Dr Aparna Jairam, IMMUCARE Labs.

IMMUCARE would be assessing samples from all over the country and will serve clinicians including – rheumatologists, general physicians, pediatricians, gastroenterologists, gynecologists, andrologists, neurologists, nephrologists, psychiatrists, oncologists, ophthalmologists, dermatologists and all faculties in medicine.

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