Pathology Service Standards

I noticed local circles is doing polls on path labs. Sink tests are very common at pathlabs. My question here is are there customer rights or service standards for path labs. If not BIS must set them up.

Those who dont know sink tests:
Sink testing is a form of medical laboratory diagnostics healthcare fraud whereby clinical specimens are discarded, via a sink drain, and fabricated results are reported, without the clinical specimen actually being tested. more  

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Quality should be checked on regular interval by competent authority. more  
Sir, the lab in question is a huge one for the public and charges very little money. Since my maid is poor she went there. I wanted to challenge them but did not. I checked the urine sample from three labs and they were all the same. Very high count of pseudomonas aureginosa. You can see the reports if you wish.



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Gopabandhu wrote: "How can it be ? There must of lots of variation in the report and easily the Pathology Lab can be booked."

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There are thousands and thousands Pathological laboratories and most are fake. They don't have proper laboratory, proper testing equipments and even their pathologists / radiologists are incompetent. There is no uniformity in rates and they charge exhorbitantly. It is high time that Govt. shld regulate them and fix their rates on different tests. more  
Make Sure about Qualifications of Doctors Managing Path Labs. Be Individualistic.
Be wary of 2 comments written below the report-
We Are Not Legally Responsible & Co-relate Clinically ( means that the treating doctor is responsible!)

We As Doctors Have to do 'Window' Shopping to Search the Best Pathologist in our areas & Believe Me that It is Worth the effort.
There are Good Pathologists who do Not Shy Away from signing & putting a stamp with registration number on reports,on samples sent to their well equipped labs. more  
While this might be true for most of the run of the mill path labs who only are in the market for making quick money by promising home collection of samples and low prices of tests. For all the world we do not even know if they even have a lab or what machines they are using for tests.
I once called a representative of a very reputed national pathlab chain for sample collection and after meeting me the representative told me that he has quit the chain and that he can get my sample tested from another lab at half the rate. I strictly told him no and approached the helpline number of the pathlab and asked them to send a representative so that I am not duped.


Today in most of the cities path labs can be easily found. It would be worthwhile for everybody to actually visit the pathlab's and see for oneself the entire process of how they operate and what sort of infrastructure they have and what is their reputation.

Once satisfied then only one should use that pathlab for the tests.
One can skip the pathlab prescribed by the doctor unless you know that it is a good one and trustworthy. Once share the name of the pathlab he intends to visit beforehand with the doctor and keep him updated. more  
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