Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

How long can one spend in the hospital during an OPD visit?

St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor is a high-volume non-profit referral hospital. We receive more than 400 patients in a day at the outpatient department (OPD). We begin attending to patients from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. When coming to the hospital, coming ready to spend more time in the hospital. Depending on the condition of the patient, doctors may recommend further investigations. Below is the laboratory turnaround time.

Laboratory Turn Around Time (TAT)

 

Biochemistry
TEST TAT
Liver Functioning Test – LFTs (ALT, AST, ALP, Albumin, Bilirubin Total, Bilirubin Direct, Total Protein) 03hrs
Renal Function Tests – RFTs (Urea, Creatinine, Electrolytes, Uric Acid) 03hrs
Fasting Lipid Profile (Fasting Trig, Total Chol, HDL, LDL) 03hrs
Cardiac Profile (AST, LDH) 03hrs
Pancreatic Profiles (Serum Amylase) 01hr
Urine
Urinalysis 50mins
Metabolism
FBS, RBS 10mins
Glucose Tolerance Test 03hrs
Haematology
CBC 10mins
Film Comment 02hrs
ESR 02hrs
Sickle Cell Test 24hrs
HB Electrophoresis 04hrs
Coagulation
PT, INR 02hrs
Bleeding & Clotting Time 01hr
Blood Grouping 20mins
Immunology
HIV Rapid 30mins
Hepatitis A,B&C 30mins
CD4, CD8 02hrs
Serum Toxoplasmosis 30mins
Serum CrAg 30mins
Tumor Markers
PSA (Tuesday & Thursday) 03hrs
Hormonal Assays
TFTS (Tuesday & Thursday) 03hrs
Reproductive Hormones (FSH, LH, PRL, TEST, PROG, B-hcg) – Tuesday & Thursday 03hrs
Serology
BAT, RF, VDRL 30mins
Parasitology
Malaria 30mins
M. Filariae, Trypanosoma 30hrs
Microbiology
Sputum Analysis 06hrs