By Health In Five Writer
SRL Diagnostics has announced the launch of a reference laboratory at Ashok Nagar, Chennai. The laboratory sprawled over 20,000 sq ft has the capability to conduct more than one lakh tests each month, ranging from the most routine tests to esoteric and genetic tests.
The laboratory will also be the ‘Center of Excellence’ for Transplant Immunology. Apart from specialised compatibility testing and evaluation needed for successful transplants, the center of excellence will also focus on research, academics, knowledge sharing and skill building. The lab also houses all clinical laboratory departments including clinical chemistry, hematology, histopathology, biochemistry, flow cytometry, microbiology etc.
The facility was inaugurated by G.K. Vasan , Member of Rajya Sabha, President of Tamil Manila Congress along with Dr J. Rajendran MBBS, DLO, DFH , IMA President (Ashok Nagar Branch), Dr R. Nandakumar M.S., DLO , IMA Secretary (Ashok Nagar Branch) & Anand K, Chief Executive Officer, SRL Diagnostics.
Anand K said, “Chennai and Tamil Nadu is one of our priority markets and over the next couple of years, we will be strengthening our presence by adding network laboratories and collection centers. SRL is currently the market leader in the state of Kerala and certain pockets of Karnataka. With our focus now also on Tamil Nadu, we are confident of growing our market share in South India and build a strong network for patients and clinicians.”
Dr Srinivas Chakravarthy, Vice President, SRL Diagnostics added, “The goal of the reference laboratory in Chennai will be to offer streamlined clinical diagnostic solutions that help in making better care and treatment decisions through targeted testing, support from expert pathologists and reliable test results. SRL also offers a robust Omni-channel experience for patients who can seamlessly avail lab services through our centers, our app or our website. We have also strengthened our home visit services that will benefit our customers.”