K.C. Prashant Path. Lab: Providing Pathological Services to Rural Population at Affordable Cost

Dr. Prashant Gupta,  MD (Pathology)

Dr. Prashant Gupta, MD (Pathology)

Rural and semi-urban residents often experience barriers to healthcare that limit their ability to obtain the care they need. People living in such areas are generally not able to afford high quality medical test and have to travel to large hospitals in metro cities to avail these tests at higher costs. Nearly 86 percent of the entire medical visit in India is made by ruralites with majority still travelling more than 100 km to avail health care facility. Established in 2005 with a desire to attenuate this factor, Palwal-based K.C. Prashant Path. Lab has emerged as a key center for rural & urban people in and around Faridabad, Palwal and Mewat district for availing quality reports at affordable cost by undertaking a hyperlocal approach to bring quality health care on the door steps of rural & semi urban residents.

The lab covers a wide variety of tests across Histopathology, Cytopathology, Hematology, Biochemistry and Immunoassay,
with minimal turnaround time. In fact, K.C. Prashant Path. Lab is the only lab in its region which provides services like FNAC, biopsy, quality semen preparation and DNA PCR. Having conducted more than two million pathology tests till date, K.C. Prashant Path. Lab tailor makes the whole body profiles according to the patients’ requirement, instead of doing random health check-up profiles.

"K.C. Prashant Path. Lab tailor makes the whole body profiles according to the patients’ requirement, instead of doing random health check-up profiles"

Expert Services
The lab provides hassle-free services to patients with its fully automated processes right from the customer registration to generation of report. K.C. Prashant Path. Lab is an ISO 9001:2015 certified standalone lab that follows daily internal quality assurance programme and three external quality assurance programmes from big centers like CMC Vellore, VILAC New Delhi and HELP, Haryana. While this eliminates analytical errors by ensuring the equipment’s accuracy before running the sample, pre-analytical inaccuracies are avoided by taking the patients’ sample into barcoded anticoagulant tubes and post-analytical transcription errors are nullified by sending the reports via SMS & e-mail directly from the machine, after being reviewed by the pathologist. This has enabled K.C. Prashant Path. Lab to minimize the errors to 0.01 percent,
which is pretty impressive considering the fact that the international error reported are four percent.It continuously upgrades its equipment to adopt to the latest global standards, thereby maintaining its unmatchable quality.

A truly service-minded organization, K.C. Prashant Path. Lab’s service charges are as low as of any government approved health care center because of its low operational and manpower costs. Further more, the lab has conducted more than 158 health checkup camps and 35 blood donation camps in the last three years, which has helped diagnose and treat more than 5000 patients and collected 2000 units of blood. “Medical profession is not just about treating patients but is a mean to serve the humanity at large. We do give huge discounts to needy people, offer them explanation of all tests and make them understand their reports,” says Dr. Prashant Gupta, MD, K.C. Prashant Path. Lab.

With a steady growing rate of 50 percent year-on-year in revenue, K.C. Prashant Path. Lab has plans to open a blood bank facility that would not only cater to local suburban areas of Palwal and Faridabad but would act as a regional center for blood donation and issue in the south Haryana and adjoining districts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.