S SERUM ANALYSIS CENTRE (P) LTD. (SACL) is one of the largest NABL & NABH accredited, CGHS empanelled blood testing laboratories in India and a leading healthcare service providers of eastern India. An ISO 9001 : 2008 certified company, SERUM Analysis Centre (P) Ltd. has been assessed as the World's Greatest Brand 2015-16 (India Chapter) in the arena of Referral Diagnostic Laboratory and the Managing Director Sri Sanjib Acharya awarded the World's Greatest Leader 2015-16 (India Chapter) in the World's Greatest Brands & Leadership Summit, 2016 in UAE.
SERUM is one of the largest testing pathological referral laboratories that provides specialized tests with international quality at affordable costs to the people across India. Incepted in 1999, SACL is the pioneer in networked laboratory in the diagnostic industry in India and was founded to provide the healthcare service at door steps. Today, Serum has more than 4 laboratories & more than 375 collection centres across India and Nepal to satisfy the acute need base modern facilities specially in the field of Hormone Assay, Cytohisto-Pathology apart from all other common and specialized clinical tests. SACL has assembled a well knit team of highly qualified and trained professionals specialized in the field of endocrinology, cell biology and Morbid Pathology to specifically diagnose and treat hormone disorder, allergy and other setbacks. Serum has introduced RADIO IMMUNO ASSAY (RIA), CHEMILUMINESCENCE (CLIA), PCR STUDY, FLOW CYTOMETRY to boost up the range of accuracy. Growing at 200% compounded annual growth rate, today, SACL is India's best equipped clinical laboratory contributing significantly to the Indian diagnostic Industry. The Company has entered its 20th year of operation and its services are now available across all Indian states and also in Kathmandu in Nepal with dedicated collection centers and franchisers, which enables blood samples to reach the centralized Processing laboratory without any delay.
"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.