Velammal Medical College - Pathology

Quality, accurate and fast results, patient service with care and compassion and bringing value to diagnostic needs of the society forms our life at Velammal central Path lab services. Velammal central Path Labs,the 24 hours open fully automated stand alone laboratory in Madurai. It has successfully developed itself into a centre of excellence in the field of laboratory medicine by adopting latest techniques, inducting highly skilled professionals and introducing latest state of the art analyzers from Germany, France and Japan.

Dr.Usha Ravikumar, MD.,

HOD, Pathology

Sub Divisions:

Histopathology - Surgical Pathology & Cyto Pathology

Clinical Pathology

Immuno pathology

Experimental pathology

Geographic Pathology

Genetic Pathology

Molecular Pathology

Histopathology :

It is the study of tissues removed from patients during life (Biopsy) or study of whole dead body (Autopsy or Post mortem). Routine study is done with light microscopic findings. An enhanced wing of additional diagnostic support is rendered by Special stains, marker studies, electron microscopy, immunofluorescence and molecular pathology studies

Cytopathology :

Study of cells collected from patients by way of F.N.A.C (Fine needle Aspiration cytology) or from aspirated body fluids.Haematology: Investigations done on the blood samples (most of the times to know about the quality and quantity of blood cells).

Clinical pathology:

The common samples handled are urine, stool, semen and other body fluids.

Immuno pathology:

Investigations based on normal and/or aberrant immune mechanism of our body causing disease/ailment

Experimental pathology:

Leadings edge in research medicine to unravel the medical mysteries, which has high impact on ever changing concept of nature of disease and hence the suitable treatment modalities.Geographic pathology and genetic pathology are useful in marking out pattern of occurrence of certain diseases in particular area (locality) or in a particular ethnic group/race/family.

Facilities & Services

Under Graduate students

Departmental museum

Pathology Laboratory

Research Laboratory

Library/Seminar Hall

Two demonstration rooms with 75 seating capacity each

Seminar room cum department library:

A small library of collection of books and journals in fields related to biochemistry is maintained here. These are used for reference by faculty and students. This room is used for holding departmental seminars, presentations, academic and research discussions as well as individual faculties reading room.

Training programmes:

Medical Education Programme.

Theme - Alzheimer’s disease.

Study related to Urine :

Urine complete analysis



Bile salts

Bile pigments






Deposits (Microscopy)

Study related to Haematolgy:

Complete Haemogram






RBC Count

WBC Count


Platelet Count

Coagulation Profile (BT/CT/PT/APTT)



FDP/D-Dimer Assay

Peripheral Smear


Reticulocyte Count

Blood Grouping &Rh typing

Sickling test

L.E .Cell test

Osmotic fragility Test

Bone marrow aspiration smear study

Our Doctors Details

Our department have a very good expert team of doctors.