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Royan clinical Laboratory consists of several sections including: Hematology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Serology, Coagulapathies & Thrombophilia, Hormone Analysis, Andrology, Parasitology, Urinalysis, Microbiology, Molecular diagnostic and Blood Banking. All kinds of general and specific tests are provided for patients and physicians by putting into operation modern instruments, experienced staffs educated in laboratory science, and reliable and validated materials and kits. In addition, laboratory has partnership in numerous research project and all required tests of research projects in different divisions of Royan Institute, as well as those ordered by the other research centers, are accomplished in this laboratory.
Having reduced all kinds of potential and actual Random & Systematic errors, internal quality control procedures continuously applied to all sections of laboratory in company with taking part in validated External Quality Assessment schemes. Semen Analysis section is a unique part of this laboratory in which the procedures are done in agreement with the newest WHO instruction manual, and their activities are regularly watched under the international inspections. In addition, the workshops in Semen Analysis for all the applicants (useful for laboratory technicians, physicians, students and researchers of infertility centers) are held in this laboratory.
During the last year, there were 64800 admissions to the laboratory from which 24700 cases were for Semen Analysis. To complete the spectrum of para-clinical services for patients who refer to Royan Institute, anatomical section of Royan Laboratory is newly established under the inspection of a pathologist to perform related tests of cytology and pathology on different tissue samples.
In 2012, Royan Clinical Laboratory was honored to achieve ISO-9001 certification from BRS, USA, on the field of performing clinical tests. For the near future, to obtain the “Quality Board” from the Health Reference Laboratory is planning now in this Laboratory.
Pathology Laboratory
Royan laboratory of pathology focuses on the following areas:
  • Histopathologic evaluation of specimens of testis: Incisional biopsy or excisional specimens of testis are sent by urologist to laboratory in the suitable fixative. Specimens are processed by special device and paraffin blocks are prepared from it. 0.6 mm cut sections are prepared and spread on glass slide for histologic evaluation by the pathologist.
     Testis biopsies are classified to six groups:
  1. Normal spermatogenesis
  2. Hypospermatogenesis
  3. Spermatogenic germ cell maturation arrest
  4. Sertoli cell only syndrome
  5. Complete seminiferous tubule hyalinization
  6. Hetrrogenous patterns
    Specimens are also evaluated for tumors or intratubular germ cell neoplasia.
  • Cytologic evaluation of specimens prepared from uterine cervix (Pap smear test): Brushing specimens from uterine cervix are sent to laboratory of pathology in the suitable liquid fixative. Specimens are processed by special device and smears are prepared on the glass slides. Slides are evaluated by the pathologist.

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