|Center for Rheumatic Dieseases
: Research & Developement Laboratory
for Rheumatic Diseases: Research & Development Laboratory
(C R D: R & D Lab) is an autonomous private lab
operating in tandem with Arthritis Research and Care
Foundation (ARCF) – Center for Rheumatic Diseases
(CRD) and catering to the requirement of a state-of-art
diagnostic & research facility. C R D: R & D
LAB was registered in 2000. Though initiated as a research
facility, the lab provides routine diagnostic services
to patients referred to CRD, from outside Pune region,
in particular the rural regions, at economical costs.
The C R D R&D LAB is competitive, customer friendly
and simultaneously an academic oriented diagnostic lab.
The Lab also participates in quality assurance and standardization
equipments like semi-automated biochemistry analyser,
(-80°C) deep freezer (Forma), Ultrapure water system
(Millipore), EP-Thermal cycler (Eppendorf), nephelometer
(Turbox) and ELISA plate reader & washer (Bio-Rad)
are some of the equipments which are being used and
maintained in CRD : R & D LAB. Today, C R D: R &
D LAB provides under one roof a wide range of laboratory
test parameters including hematology,
pathology, microbiology & immuno-rheumatology.
The specialized disciplines include autoantibody testing
by nephelometry, ELISA, western blot technique and Immunogenetics
with special reference to HLA-B27 and HLA-DR typing.
research projects have been completed. The lab has provided
free of cost routine and sometimes advanced investigation
facilities to several thousand patients evaluated in
arthritis camps &
WHO – ILAR
COPCORD rural Bhigwan & urban Pune projects
since 1994. There has been a focus exploration on antinuclear
antibodies and other newer diagnostic tests (e.g. CCP,
ANA West Blot) in rheumatology. Since 2001, the lab
has also begun working in immunogenetics with special
reference to HLA typing.
FOR RHEUMATIC DISEASES (CRD)
Hermes Doctor House, Hermes Elegance,
Convent Street, Camp, Pune – 411 001, Maharashtra, India.
Tel: 020-26348529, 26345624, 26344099