Clinical Laboratories

Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital Clinical Laboratories are intended for examination and sample analysis which are needed for patient diagnosis and treatment in the most advanced way possible.

Aside from guiding the process of diagnosis and treatment, our services are aimed for conservation of health and determining the risk factors, which can lead to a possible sickness in the future.

We consider the reference methods for the analyses we make or the methods that result in parallel to these methods as the primary goal of delivering fast but accurate results by constantly following international standards and participating in quality control programs while giving priority to patient privacy.

In our laboratories, we work with an experienced staff who are experts in their fields, along with state of the art autoanalysers.

We make sure that the samples are taken the right way, in the right time from the right person while choosing the best method available and execute our examinations based on patient’s age, gender, condition of the sample and time together with customized reference interval values for our community.

In various areas we offer services, we provide a wide range of testing services for blood, urine, gaita, cerebrospinal fluid and all other body fluids 24/7.

  • Routine Biochemistry
  • Haematology
  • Hormones ( Endocrine Tests )
  • Tumour Indicators
  • Immunology - Flow Cytometry
  • Serology
  • Coagulation Tests
  • Urine Tests
  • Drug and Vitamin Levels
  • Electrophoresis
  • Challenge and Suppression Dynamic Tests
  • Microbiology Tests
  • Medical Pathology
  • Medical Genetics

Abbott Architect ci4100

High efficiency in laboratory service

The integrated system of ARCHITECT ci4100, c4000 Clinical Chemistry Module and İ1000SR Immunoassay module, conducts tests on low volume patient samples with high efficiency and performance.

ARCHITECT ci4100 that can work at a maximum efficiency of 900 tests per hour has a capacity of 180 samples. The device also has a 35 sample compartment for urgent samples.

The device can include 115 test reactive and ICT modules, and has a wide test range of tests that enables the centre to provide a re-conductible, fast and correct laboratory service.

At the same time the device provides for a two way data sharing and makes it easier to work with the ‘’Hospital and Laboratory Information Systems’’ and provides for a service with less errors.

Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology

nfections are diseases that can occur anywhere in our body, that are formed by bacteria, viruses or parasites and that are partially infectious. The results in advances in diagnosis methods and usage of new antimicrobial medication have enabled many infectious diseases to be diagnosed and treated.

What diseases do infectious diseases specialists treat?

  • Diarrhoeas
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Hepatitis (infectious jaundice)
  • Diseases caused by parasites (tania, pimworm etc.)
  • Feverish and infectious diseases, fever with an unknown cause
  • Seasonal flu, swine flu, bird flu etc.
  • Scanning after a suspicious sexual intercourse, diseases that are transmitted through the blood and are sexually transmitted (AIDS, pox etc.)
  • Fungous infections
  • Brucellosis
  • Travel related infections
  • Meningitis
  • Malaria
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Adult vaccination
  • Typhoid
  • Hospital infections caused by resistant micro-organisms
  • Vector sourced infections

Microbiology laboratory
The clinical microbiology laboratory plays a key role in fighting infectious diseases. The fact that the global spreading of micro-organisms have become easier, disease factors that are newly defined and/or  have newly gained interest, a fast increase in resistance against antimicrobial medication, a changing patient profile and infrequent infections, new diagnosis methods that are being applied in microbiology laboratories have increased the importance of ‘’clinical microbiology’’ laboratories. It is the responsibility of a clinical microbiology specialist to; diagnose, prevent, treat, follow up on the disease which causes micro-organisms, conduct all biological samples with the aim of following up on the patients resistance to the medication; conducting and determining microbiologic, immunological and molecular tests, reading and explaining these test results and conducting medical consultation.

The microscopic examination of all materials and body fluids, culture and antibiogram, elisa and serologic tests are conducted at our hospital by experienced personnel and modern technological devices.

Medical Pathology

Pathology, is created by the combination of pathos (illness) and logos (science), which means the science of illnesses. Pathology is the field of medicine in which the patients are examined under scientific method as a surgical science. Today, pathological examination is required and mandatory for certain diagnosis and the prognosis of many diseases especially tumours. Oncology and radiotherapy only applies proper treatment plan to patients with the reports of pathologic diagnosis.

Since its foundation, the pathology Laboratories of Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital has been offering its high quality services in the fields of cytopathology (gynaecologic and non-gynaecologic) and histopathology (biopsy and surgical resection) with the latest technology performed by well-trained technical personnel. Histochemistry, immunohistochemistry and Immunofluorescence which are essential for the science of pathology and modern technology are used in applicable cases. Cytopathology results, which are the results of pathology and cytology diagnosis are given to the patient in two business days while histopathology results are given in three business days.

Histopathologic examinations done in the laboratory:

* Surgical Pathology

  • Incisional Biopsy
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Organ Resection
  • Amputation
  • Dissection of Lymph nodes
  • Tru-cut biopsy
  • ‘Punch’ Biopsy
  • Endoscopic Biopsy

Cytopathologic examinations done in the laboratory:

* Gynaecologic Cytology

  • PAP screening test

* Non-gynaecologic Cytology

  • Fine-needle aspiration cytology
  • Fitted Cytology
  • Pericardial effusion
  • Pleural effusion
  • Abdominal fluids
  • Cystic fluids
  • Cerebrospinal fluid

* Cell block

* Imprint cytology

* Cytochemical Staining Techniques

* Immunocytochemical Staining Techniques

Medical Genetics

Services provided at the Near East University Hospital Medical Genetics Department in the Genetics and Cancer Diagnosis and Research Centre:

  1. Cytogenetics (chromosome analysis from various tissues)
  2. Molecular Cytogenetics (in cases where cytogenetic methods are insufficient so a complete diagnosis of haematological cancer via chromosomal aberrations is required)
  3. Molecular Genetic (Diagnosis of especially single gene disorder)
  4. Molecular Biology Diagnosis (sensitive diagnosis of virus and bacteria via molecular methods)
  5. And Preimplantation Genetics, comprising 5 laboratories in total.

Genetic counselling is one of the more prominent services provided by the Medical Genetics Department in the Genetics and Cancer Diagnosis and Research Centre.  Genetic counselling is a helpful service that informs persons and families with risks of hereditary or genetic diseases and guides them through potential treatment options.  Also, genetic counselling is a service which can inform patients and their families about the living conditions, potential treatments and where to get this assistance.

In which cases should you consult the Medical Genetics Department in the Genetics and Cancer Diagnosis and Research Centre?

  • If the person was pre-diagnosed with a genetic or hereditary disease.
  • To prevent a common disease in the family from manifesting in children
  • To understand the severity of the risk the children are under when a person in the family has an unexplained congenital growth and/or development disorder
  • In case of consanguineous marriage
  • In case of repeating miscarriages or still births
  • If the person or a close relative has the risk or has been diagnosed with Thalassaemia, cystic fibrosis or Mediterranean Fever
  • If the prospective mother is over 35 years of age and the prospective father is over 40 years old.
  • If the mother is exposed to any external factors that would hinder the development of the baby (drug use, x-ray, stress, gaining too much weight, high fever)
  • If there is a family history of cancer

Diagnosis services:

  1. Early Diagnosis (prenatal diagnosis) (prenatal genetic diagnosis before and other stages of pregnancy to determine whether the baby is healthy) (for diseases such as Down syndrome)
  2. Prenatal blood tests chorionic villus biopsy (CVS); genetic tests done through sampling the placenta via small needles from the abdomen or the vagina to make a genetic diagnosis of the baby between weeks 11-14.
    Amniocentesis is an examination done by sampling the placenta from the mother’s abdomen to conduct genetic tests between weeks 15 - 18. The test results usually take 3-4 months to arrive.  The patients who need to take this test are as follows:

    • Prospective mothers over the age of 35
    • Mother and father being children of a someone with a previous chromosomal anomaly
    • Mother or father being chromosomal anomaly carriers
    • Mother and father having children with a previous chromosomal anomaly
    • The baby being at high risk of having a chromosomal anomaly.
  3. Family cancer diagnosis, treatment and research (previous breast, ovarian, intestinal, lung cancers in the family)
  4. Many diagnosis and monitoring tests for Haematological cancer (leukaemia) and other cancers