Laboratory Medicine

Laboratory Medicine Department

The MDH Laboratory Medicine Department offers services that encompass a wide array of vital tasks that support the physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of their patients. Located at the second floor, the Laboratory Medicine Department is open twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.

Operating Schedule:

  • Blood Bank
    24 hours a day and 7 days a week

  • Clinical Chemistry
    24 hours a day and 7 days a week

  • Clinical Microscopy
    24 hours a day and 7 days a week

  • Hematology
    24 hours a day and 7 days a week
  • Drug Testing
    Monday – Saturday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • Histopathology
    Monday – Saturday 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • Immunology
    Monday – Saturday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • Microbiology
    Monday – Saturday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Contact Information:

  • Trunk line: 524-3011
  • Extension numbers:
    • 8109 – Bacteriology
    • 8106 – Blood Bank
    • 8103 – Chemistry
    • 8104 – Clinical Microscopy
    • 8105 – Hematology
    • 8108 – Histopathology
    • 8130 – Immunology/Drug Testing
    • 8119 – Laboratory Information
    • 8107 – Laboratory Administrative Manager
  • Address: 2nd Floor, Norberto Ty Medical Tower, Manila Doctors Hospital, #667 United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila 1000

Offered Services:

Blood Bank Section: The Blood Bank Section is where the blood and its components are stored and processed for blood transfusions. This is where the screening of blood donors takes place.

Clinical Chemistry Section: The Clinical Chemistry Section is where the chemical composition of blood and other body fluids are determined utilizing the fully-automated clinical chemistry analyzers.

Clinical Microscopy Section: The Clinical Microscopy Section performs routine and special procedures to examine urine and fecal specimens.

Drug Testing Laboratory: The Drug Testing Laboratory performs screening tests for prohibited drugs.

Hematology Section: The Hematology Section performs routine and special tests on blood such as complete blood count (CBC), peripheral smear and malarial parasite examination, and tests for hemostasis and coagulation studies. The section also performs cell counts and microscopic examination of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and other body fluids.

Immunology and Serology Section: The Immunology and Serology Section performs tests that aid in the diagnosis of infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, allergy and cancer using various immunoassays like chemiluminescene and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. This section also determines the levels of therapeutic drugs.

Microbiology: The section of Microbiology accepts specimens for culture and identification of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria and fungi. It also tests the various antibiotics to determine the best agent for therapy of these isolates. It performs the TORCH assay, non-culture test for Salmonella, dengue fever, Leptospirosis Chlamydia, and other various disease-causing agents.

Surgical Pathology (Histopathology) Section: The Surgical Pathology Section is where cells and tissues are submitted for pathologic diagnosis and interpretation from a biopsy or a surgical procedure for routine tissue processing. The section also specializes in performing autopsies, frozen sections and rapid diagnosis of aspirates from CT Scan/Ultrasound guided biopsies. Immunohistochemical staining procedures are also performed by adept medical technologists and histopathology technicians.

Doctors and Specialties

Agustina D. Abelardo, M.D., FPSP, MIAC – Department Chair
Specialty: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Subspecialty: Cytopathology, Gynecologic Pathology

Jose Ma. C. Avila, Jr., M.D., FPSP
Specialty: Anatomic Pathology
Subspecialty: Pediatric Pathology

Jose M. Carnate, Jr., M.D., FPSP, FPSO
Specialty: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Subspecialty: Head and Neck Pathology

Michele H. Diwa, M.D., DPSP
Specialty: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Subspecialty: Molecular Pathology

Nelson T. Geraldino, M.D., FPSP, MSPH
Specialty: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Subspecialty: Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Microbiology and Biostatistics

Maria Cecilia F. Lim, M.D., FPSP
Specialty: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Subspecialty: Forensic Pathology

Rosanna S. Tungol, M.D., FPSP
Specialty: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

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