Hyderabad: Diagnostics laboratory chain Apollo Diagnostics on Friday said it has opened a global reference lab in Hyderabad that will offer over 3,000 tests and service clients not just from across India but Southeast Asia as well.
Spread across 30,000 sq ft at Balanagar, the B2B diagnostic lab will cater to routine and specialized testing needs of the entire Apollo Hospitals group as well as private diagnostics centers and hospitals. Being a global reference lab, it will also receive samples from across Southeast Asia and already has a tie-up in place with Bahrain, Apollo Diagnostics said.
The facility is equipped with a modern molecular biology lab with RT PCRs, CB NAAT and GenXpert testing and will also offer end-to-end biochemistry, immunology and hematology services with flow Cytometry for routine testing and immunofluorometry. It will also be one of the few labs also perform maternal and newborn screening tests, it added.
The molecular lab has the capacity to process up to 50,000 samples a day without human intervention and is scalable to processing of over 1.5 lakh samples per day, said Dr Sangita Reddy, joint managing director, Apollo Hospitals Group.
Plans are also afoot to launch a state-of-the-art genetics laboratory as well as part of the facility soon.