Diagonstic Laboratory Services

Sugam Hospital, a leading healthcare services provider, offers one of the best diagnostic labs in Chennai. As the top centre for medical diagnostics, we also offer the most modern and technologically superior laboratory services. With a team of highly experienced medical professionals and state-of-the-art equipment, the diagnostic lab at Sugam provides a comprehensive range of tests that cater to the needs of patients and medical professionals.

Clinical Laboratory

The in-house diagnostic lab at Sugam Hospital remains open 24/7. This means that we are well-equipped to cater even for emergencies. The clinical laboratory provides specialized investigative biochemistry, immunology, serology, molecular biology, histopathology, bacteriology, immunohistopathology, haematology, cytology, and clinical pathology tests.

At Sugam, we have implemented an enterprise-level information system to enable the automation of each and every laboratory process and traceability. All processes, right from registration to billing, are automated. Furthermore, we make use of fully automated analyzers for sample testing. This ensures accuracy.

The state-of-the-art diagnostic lab at Sugam has been an active member of the External Quality Assurance Scheme of CMC, Vellore, for over 15 years. Furthermore, the lab is equipped with modern equipment such as Biosystems BA 400, Biosite Triage, Cobash 232, Unilyte 6+, Alere Afinion AS 100, ELITE, Stat Fax 3300, Sysmex XN 350, Microprobe laboratory water system, Alere AM 2100, and Alere AM 2600, among others.

Diagnostic Scanning

At Sugam Hospital, we also have a radiology department that operates around the clock. As a leader in radiology testing in the country, we offer a wide range of diagnostic services.

Facilities available at Sugam Hospital

PET CT Scan

Positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT or PET/CT), a nuclear medicine technique, combines the PET and X-ray CT radii in one gantry. As the best cancer hospital in Chennai, this enables us to obtain sequential images from the devices at the same time. They are then combined into a single superposed image.

Digital X-ray

Digital radiography, a type of X-ray imaging, uses digital X-ray sensors instead of traditional photographic film, enabling us to get an image preview immediately. This equipment helps us diagnose bone fractures, injuries, infections, and the presence of foreign objects in soft tissues.

Ultrasound Scan

This diagnostic imaging technique, based on high-frequency sound waves, enables our doctors to view internal body structures such as blood vessels, muscles, joints, tendons, and internal organs. The portable scanner, which provides images in real-time, can even be brought to a patient’s bedside. It does not make use of harmful ionizing radiation.

Echocardiography

Often referred to as the ultrasound scanner of the heart, it is used for cardiology diagnostic tests. It provides essential information related to the heart and the heart valves and chambers functioning.

In addition to the above, Sugam Hospital offers the following diagnostic services in collaboration with Hibeam Scans:

  • 5T MRI
  • CT Scan
  • Mammography
  • High-frequency X-ray
  • 3D/4D Ultrasonography
  • Doppler study
  • Orthopantomography
  • CT Angiogram
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Peripheral Angiogram
  • Fluoroscopy study

ECG

An electrocardiogram (ECG) test can identify heart issues by detecting the electrical activity the heart produces while it contracts. ECGs are frequently carried out to check on the well-being of patients with heart disorders, to evaluate artificial cardiac pacemakers, or to track the effects of specific medications on the heart.

Our doctors at Sugam provide the best diagnostic centre Chennai, who may advise getting an ECG for patients who are at risk for heart disease due to a family history of the condition, smoking, being overweight, having diabetes, having high cholesterol, or elevated blood pressure. The ECG procedure is risk-free and non-invasive, with no known side effects.

Our medical experts, with years of experience and necessary training, perform the ECG tests at Sugam hospital. The professionals of diagnostic labs in Chennai suggest either TMT or ECG in case of chest pain, vertigo, rapid pulse, dizziness, palpitations of the heart, breathing difficulty, exhaustion, or a reduction in exercise capacity. There are numerous methods for performing an ECG or TMT. Typically, the test entails placing numerous tiny, sticky electrodes on your arms, legs, and chest. These are wired up to an ECG recording device. 

ECG and TMT tests can aid in identifying the following:

  • Arrhythmias- These are conditions in which the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly.
  • Coronary Heart Disease - An accumulation of fatty substances can cause coronary heart disease, which causes the heart's blood flow to be obstructed or stopped.
  • Cardiac Attacks - These are cases in which the heart's blood supply is suddenly cut off.
  • Cardiomyopathy - It is a condition in which the heart's walls expand or thicken

TMT

A TMT (treadmill test) determines how far your heart can beat normally or how much blood is flowing to the cardiac muscle. It notifies our skilled doctors at Sugam Hospital about how your heart behaves when pressed. The test is administered while the subject is either riding a stationary bike or using a treadmill. 

It is recommended to have the TMT performed again at the best diagnostic centre Chennai to confirm your conditions and to check if the results are favourable. The TMT result aids in the diagnosis of coronary heart disease and the estimation of the degree of heart blockage. The TMT result also provides confirmation to our doctors at Sugam whether major surgery on the heart, such as a bypass, is safe to conduct.

You can be certain of 100% correct results without any uncertainties at our diagnostic labs in Chennai. A positive TMT result may indicate the presence of angina. In simple terms, it indicates that there is a deficiency of blood circulation to your heart during stressful circumstances. It might be caused by undiagnosed cardiac disease. It may also be a sign of heart disease and a 70% blockage in coronary arteries.

If the TMT test yields a negative result, the heart rate has risen without the ECG graph showing any substantial changes. It implies that there isn't any blockage in the heart. Sugam offers the best diagnostic centre Chennai that provides patients with the best care and suggests the appropriate tests by taking into consideration all your physical and environmental factors.

Additionally, the facilities available at Sugam include dialysis, video endoscopy and colonoscopy, whole body colour Doppler, EEG, laparoscope surgery, and physiotherapy.