SERUM Analysis Centre, a NABL Accredited, CGHS Empanelled, and an ISO 9001:2008 certified Diagnostic centre, is one of
the largest chains of Referral Blood Testing Laboratories in India.
Founded on January 1, 2000, SERUM Group is the pioneer in networked laboratory in the diagnostic industry in India and was founded to provide the healthcare service at door steps, i.e., Health for All. Today, SERUM Group has five (5) State-of-the-Art laboratories in Hatibagan, Saltlake, Howrah, Siliguri, and Asansol, six (6) own Centres in Shyambazar, Gariahat, Howrah, Asansol, Siliguri, and Newtown, two (2) world class Polyclinics in Shyambazar and Gariahat, and city offices at Malda and Mumbai, more than 500 Franchisee Centres, and over 1000 collection centres across India to satisfy the acute need of modern pathological facilities specially in the field of Hormone Assay and Cytohisto-Pathology apart from all other common and specialized clinical and pathological tests. The Company owns a chain of diagnostic centres & laboratories across West Bengal with network spread across all Eastern States like West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Central & Northern states like Madhya Pradesh & Uttar Pradesh, all 7 states of North East and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Over the decades, SERUM Group has carved a niche for itself and has been serving the people of India and some of the neighbouring countries like Nepal and Bangladesh with continuously upgraded and modernised facilities and technology. With the advent of automation in the diagnostic sector, the pathology laboratories of SERUM Group has gone in for automation and, at present, the Clinical Biochemistry, Serology, Haematology & Immunohaematology departments are using fully automated instruments. It also provides various health check-up packages for corporate and individuals. SERUM Group received ABP Ananda Swasthya Samman 2023 as the Iconic Diagnostic & Referral Path Lab in Eastern India.
SERUM Group had been awarded as the World's Greatest Brand 2015-16 (India Chapter) in the arena of Referral Diagnostic Laboratory and the Managing Director, Sri Sanjib Acharya, was awarded the World's Greatest Leader 2015-16 (India Chapter) in the World's Greatest Brands & Leadership Summit, 2016 in UAE.
"A CHALLENGING EFFORT TO FIGHT OUT THALASSEMIA", said Sanjib Acharya, Chairman, SERUM Group.
Thalassemia is deadly genetic blood disorder. People with Thalassemia are unable to make enough hemoglobin, which causes severe anemia. Hemoglobin, which is found in red blood cells (RBC), carries oxygen to all parts of the body. When there is not enough hemoglobin in RBC, oxygen cannot get to all parts of the body and, thus, organs starved for oxygen and are unable to function properly.
Thalassemia has no root cure, but it's growth rate can be retarded only by mass awareness and simple blood test. It is in the context in May 28, 2006 SERUM Group has initiated Serum Thalassemia Prevention Federation (STPF) leading by interested individuals from different segments of society / social organizations to arrange pre-marital detection and counseling to safeguard against Thalassemia victimization. STPF is one of the premier foundation for the treatment of Thalassemia. It is dedicated to serving people afflicted with various forms of Thalassemia, the commonest single gene disorder in world population today. For over a decade, STPF, a non-profit organisation, is tirelessly working for the treatment & cure for this fatal blood disorder, creating awareness, enhancing the quality of life of Thalassemia patients and educating the medical professional, trait carriers and public about Thalassemia. It is equipped to conduct several Thalassemia tests for instance Genetic Counselling & Genetic Testing. Here three standard treatments for moderate & severe forms of Thalassemia are used that include Blood Transfusions, Chelation Therapy & Folic acid Supplements.
The solemn proclamation of STPF is to overpower and wipe out Thalassemia from the Earth. So that not a single child say while growing up, "My eyes resemble to my father, my smile resemble to my mother and my sad inheritance is their deadly genetic disease."
And for that our ceaseless compact basic programmes are:
• Creating awareness amongst school & college students and common people.
• Pre and post test counseling.
• Mass screening test done by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and red blood cell indices like MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW and Hemoglobin.
• To create awareness in the community and adequately guide the new generation by conduction the awareness programmes. The drive - KNOW THALASSEMIA ... NO THALASSEMIA.
• Family counseling is required for the Thalassemia minor carrier reported patients and conducting test of other family members for Thalassemics.
• Thalassemia Awareness Week is organized every year between May 1 & 8 in association with S SERUM Analysis Centre (P) Ltd. during which we do free mass Thelassemia Screening in different parts of state.