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The Department of Pathology incorporates Surgical Pathology, Immunohistochemistry, Molecular Pathology, Haematopathology, Biochemistry sections. The Haematopathology and Molecular Pathology have sectional Officer In- charge and Biochemistry has Administrative In-charge.

Department of Pathology was located on the 3rd floor of main building since the establishment of the Tata Hospital (1941). Department of Surgical pathology was renovated in the year 2004 and complete 8th floor of Annex C building was assigned to surgical pathology services. The laboratory was designed as per the work flow and which met criteria for accreditation. The Department has intradepartmental tracking software which helps traceability of every specimen right from grossing to reporting. The Laboratory is well-equipped with wax dispensers, automatic tissue processer which can process 300 specimens in three to fourteen hours (depending on nature of biopsy), automatic strainers and automatic cover slipping machine etc.

The department provides Referralservices for a histopathology opinions.



Frozen Section

The laboratory for frozen section service is situated in the operation theatre complex on the 2nd floor of the main building. Surgical Pathology provides rapid frozen section diagnosis for surgeries performed in the operating room or for minor procedures in the outpatient clinics/minor OT. A staff pathologist and three resident pathologists are present from 9:00 a.m. until the last operation requiring frozen sections. About fifty frozen sections are performed daily and over 10,000 cases are processed annually.


The IHC lab was set up in 1986 with a manual staining protocol. Full automation of IHC was introduced in the year 2012 and presently testing is performed on six automated Immunostainers. About 120 antibodies are available and each year approximately 25,000 IHC tests are done.

Microwave Tissue Processing

Microwave tissue processing was started in the year 2004 and rapid tissue processing was started in 2012. With introduction of this technology small biopsies were reported either on the same or next day of receipt.

Molecular pathology laboratory

was renovated and shifted from ACTREC to 7th floor Annex C building TMH in year 2013. Every year approximately 1200 cases molecular tests are performed.

Laboratory information system and Electronic medical records (EMR)

Diagnostic information system (DIS) was introduced in 2003. This is used for sample accessioning. Since 2007 all surgical pathology reports are linked to Electronic medical record (EMR). In 2012 online tracking of the Laboratory tissue processing and Online Interdepartmental Anatomic Pathology Order/ Procedure request has been introduced.

All sections of the Diagnostic laboratories are NABL accredited

(National Accreditation Board of Testing and Calibration Laboratories: ISO 15189) since 2007

Services :

Surgical Pathology, Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Pathology.

Hematopathology and Clinical Pathology.



Referral services

The department conducts Postgraduate programmes and other short term training programmes:

  • MD program for Junior and senior Resident
  • Dr. Praful Desai – UICC Fellowship
  • Observer-ship
  • Technicians Training Course

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Location of Labs and offices


Histopathology, Immunohistochemistry, FNAC. Labs: 8th Floor, Annexe Building, Tata Memorial Hospital.


Hematopathology Lab : 7th Floor, Annexe Building, Tata Memorial Hospital.


Biochemistry Lab : 5th Floor, Annexe Building, Tata Memorial Hospital.


Cytology Lab : 5th Floor, Annexe Building, Tata Memorial Hospital.

For Submission of samples

Counter No. 101
1st Floor, Homi Bhabha building, Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr. E Borges  Road, Parel, 
Mumbai – 400 012.

For information on status of reports


Histopathology, Immunohistochemistry, FNAC  & Molecular Pathology reports:
Phone Number:   022-24177000, Extension 4289 (counter no. 101),  
                            022-24177000  extensions  4380,4388,4385 & 7303


Hematopathology reports:
Phone Number: 022-24177000, Extension 4367, 4362


Biochemistry reports :
Phone Number : 022-24177000, Extension 4352.  


Exfoliative Cytology reports :
Phone Number : 022-24177000, Extension 4356.


Contact Us

Dr. E Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012 India
Phone: +91-22- 24177000, 24177300, 24161413
Fax: +91-22-24146937
E-mail : msoffice@tmc.gov.in(for patient care and queries)/cash@tmc.gov.in(for accounts related)/fundraising@tmc.gov.in (for donors and donation related)/registrar@tmc.gov.in(for education and training)/hrd@tmc.gov.in(for administrative - HRD matters) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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