In a bid to make its services more reachable across India Thyrocare, a leader. In preventive healthcare, diagnosis has launched a total of 6 Regional Processing Laboratories ( RPL) across India in the past 18 months, with the latest one launched in Bengaluru, on 1st July 2016. Thyrocare already has processing facilities located in cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Bhopal, Hyderabad, and Coimbatore.
The laboratory results are made available online for clients as soon as the processing is complete which normally takes 3-4 hours from the time of the receipt of samples. The 5500 sq ft Bengaluru RPL is equipped with fully automated CLIA, HPLC, Biochemistry, and Hematology analyzers and has a capacity to process more than 6000 specimens for about 25000 tests per day.
Addressing a question on quality standards, Dr. Caesar Sengupta, VP Operations stated that the same technologies, analyzer brands, reagents, and quality control standards implemented in its central laboratory, have been extended to this facility to ensure uniform quality across the country. The tests though done regionally the results are controlled, managed, reviewed as well as released using cloud-based software. All major cities in Karnataka like Mysore, Hubli, Mangaluru, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Bellary, Bijapur, Shimoga, and Tumkur, are set to benefit from the launch of the Bengaluru RPL.
Thyrocare processes currently about 50,000 samples every night, the highest among any laboratory in the country. Thyrocare plans to increase the number of Regional Processing Laboratories to 25 in a span of 36-48 months.