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     The staff of the Laboratory Medicine is composed of three fellows and three diplomates of the Philippine Society of Pathologists, three medical officer four’s, six residents, thirty six registered medical technologists, four administrative aides, and four  morticians.  The current Chairman is Dr. Cheryl May C. Tan, Residency Program Training Officer is Dr. Karen O. Bongas, Chief Resident is Dr. Carl Chester Go, Chief Medical Technologist is Ms. Minda B. Aguenza and the Medical Technology Interns’ Training Officer is Ms. Elena B. Malto.

     At present, the Department of Laboratory Medicine is divided into two major divisions: Anatomic Pathology which includes Surgical Pathology with cryostat for frozen section, Cytopathology and Autopsy; and Clinical Pathology, which is composed of Clinical Microscopy, Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Serology, and Blood Bank.

     The department is also offering a four-year residency training program in Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, which is accredited by the Philippine Society of Pathologists.

     Among the recent luminaries are Dr. Gonzalo B. Roman, Jr., the past President of Philippine Society of Pathologists (PSP), Dr. Noel C. Santos, previously a  member of the Board of Pathology, and Dr. Cheryl May C. Tan, previous Secretary of PSP (2 terms), and currently the re-elected Secretary of the Philippine Council for Quality Assurance in Clinical Laboratories (4 terms).  All three are alumni of the Residency Program of this Institution. Former presidents of the PSP namely, Dr. Ernesto Rivera, Dr. Tomas P. Maramba, Jr. and Dr. Poderoso B. Casuela, Jr., are former consultants, with one being presently affiliated with Rizal Medical Center.

     In line with the objective of the Rizal Medical Center to maintain excellence in service, training, and research, the laboratory is continuously upgrading its services, equipment, and facilities, and regularly conducting seminars and workshops.

MISSION

We view the Department of Laboratory Medicine as a globally competitive laboratory providing a wide range of Clinical and Anatomic Pathology Services to patients and other clients.

VISION

To deliver effective and efficient laboratory care services to all our patients and other clients by providing accurate and timely results, to promote voluntary blood donation, to ensure a safe and adequate supply of blood and its components, and to pursue on-going training programs in Laboratory Medicine.

 

LABORATORY TESTS OFFERED:

CHEMISTRY

FBS

HbA1C

2-HR PPBS

OGTT (75g/100g)

BUN

CREATININE

24-HR URINE ECC

24-HR URINE PROTEIN

INORGANIC PHOSPHOROUS

MAGNESIUM

ELECTROLYTES (Na, K, Cl, Ca)

TROPONIN I

HDL/LDL/VLDL

AST/SGOT

ALT/SGPT

ALP

BLOOD URIC ACID

AMYLASE

BILIRUBIN

SERUM TP, A/G RATIO

SERUM LDH

CSF/OBF TOTAL PROTEIN & SUGAR

ABG ANALYSIS

HEMATOLOGY

CBC WITH PLATELET COUNT

RETICULOCYTE COUNT

ESR

CLOTTING TIME/BLEEDING TIME

CLOT RETRACTION TIME

PROTHROMBIN TIME

APTT

PERIPHERAL BLOOD SMEAR

BONE MARROW SMEAR

MALARIAL SMEAR

CLINICAL MICROSCOPY

URINALYSIS

PREGNANCY TEST

URINE KETONE

URINE SUGAR

FECALYSIS

OCCULT BLOOD

FECAL CONCENTRATION TECHNIQUE

CSF/OBF CELL COUNT & DIFF. CT.

MICROALBUMIN

SEMEN ANALYSIS

BLOOD BANK

BLOOD TYPING

BLOOD RETYPING

CROSSMATCHING

DIRECT COOMB’S TEST

INDIRECT COOMBS’ TEST

BLOOD TRANSFUSION REACTION WORK-UP

SEROLOGY

ASO

CRP

RHEUMATOID FACTOR

C3

TYPHOID Ab

DENGUE NS1 Ag/Ab

RPR

HAV IgM/IgG

HBsAg SCREENING (STRIP)

HBsAg (ELISA)

ANTI-HBs

HBeAg

ANTI-HBe

ANTI-HBc

ANTI-HCV

HIV SCREENING

BACTERIOLOGY

AFB

GRAM STAIN

KOH

CULTURE & SENSITIVITY

LABORATORY PACKAGES

BASIC PRE-OPERATIVE EVALUATION PACKAGE

ACUTE HEPATITIS PROFILE

CHRONIC HEPATITIS B PROFILE

HEPATITIS PROFILE

HEPATITIS B PROFILE

LIPID PROFILE

LIVER FUNCTION TEST

DIABETES WORK-UP

HYPERTENSIVE WORK-UP

DENGUE WORK-UP

CARDIAC PACKAGE

ROUTINE KIDNEY

PREGNANCY PACKAGE

ROUTINE WORK-UP

PRE-EMPLOYMENT PACKAGE

HISTOPATHOLOGY & CYTOLOGY