* For Appointment Contact : 1800 3001 4000 (6 am to 10 pm) * Please watch Hello KMC Live phone-in TV Programme every Sunday from 12.00 to 12.30 pm.On 29th Nov 2015, talk by Dr.Atmananda S.Hegde, Associate Professor, Orthopedic Department, KMC Hospital Mangalore on "Joint Replacement ". *For your convenience we collect lab samples from your home. To avail this facility contact Lab-at-your doorstep service @ 9945550050.

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The KMC Laboratory Services function 24 hours a day with emphasis on accuracy, precision reproducibility and prompt reporting. It is a large hospital based laboratory which caters to a wide population of walk-ins patients from in & around Mangalore and inpatients of the Hospital. The KMC Laboratory performs close to 1 lac tests per month. The KMC Laboratory Services has been accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories. It is the first large Laboratory in Coastal Karnataka & Northern Kerala to be accredited by NABL. KMC Laboratory Services also performs special tests for diagnosis of autoimmune disorders like ACP, ANA, ds DNA, ANCA, AMA, ASMA & ANA Profile and Procalcitomin as sepsis marker.


The Diagnostic Laboratory in the hospital is a well equipped laboratory capable of providing a complete range of investigations in the areas of :
  • Haematology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Clinical Biochemistry & Nutrition
  • Microbiology
  • Automated 5 part cell counter
  • 4 channel coagulation machine
  • Automated ESR
Clinical Biochemistry & Nutrition
Fully Automated Random Access Chemistry Analysers - Hitachi 917 series with ISE, for routine chemistry & electrolytes
Cobas e 411 fully automated Hormone analyser - for hormones, tumor markers and others, using recent technique ECLIA
Blood gas analyser - for arterial and venous blood gas analysis
Osmometer - for Osmolatity measurement of serum/plasma & urine
Electrophoresis - for separation and identification of serum proteins and hemoglobins
Analysis of Calculi - qualitative analysis of renal & biliary calculi
Urines metabolic screening - qualitative tests to detect metabolic abnormality, paper chromatography for urine amino acids

  • PCR Unit
  • Automated Blood Culture
Bact Alert: (Biomerieux): The laboratory has semi automated blood culture system Bact Alert. The advantage of this system is that it can isolate rare & fastidious organisms within 48 hrs of incubation.
API System: for identification and antibiotic sensitivity of bacteria.
Automated ELISA: (Brio & ELX 800 ms)
Automated elisa processor and reader can process 4 different ELISA simultaneously.
PCR for Tuberculosis: It is a conventional PCR method to detect IS6110 for identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA
Turbidometer: (Tulip Quantiamate) This is used to perform ASO, RA and CRP tests.