Nawaloka Hospitals PLC joint venture with Metropolis India
Nawaloka Metropolis laboratory is a joint venture between Nawaloka
Hospitals PLC and Metropolis Health Services, Mumbai, India.
Metropolis is a multinational chain of referral laboratories.
Nawaloka Metropolis Laboratories, using cutting edge technology and
systems with software and hardware calibrated constantly and in keeping
with international standards keeps laboratory reports virtually error
free. Nawaloka Metropolis Laboratory reports are trusted
“Last year, over 21 million tests were performed by Nawaloka
Metropolis Laboratory in Sri Lanka alone.
That is a number that cannot be ignored.
This number is more than combined test workload of many national
level players. Nawaloka Metropolis, Sri Lanka’s only multinational
referral laboratory is proud to have treated virtually every Sri
Today Nawaloka Metropolis proudly takes another step in serving to
the nation by inaugurating their Molecular Biology and Genetics Research
The Molecular Biology and Genetics Diagnostic unit is a newly
conceived unit as a part of Nawaloka Metropolis Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
The Molecular Biology and Genetics Research unit was formed virtually
a year ago with the aim of diagnosing difficult bacterial and viral
pathogens using technologies like PCR, FISH, and Flow Cytometry.
The speed and ease of use, sensitivity, specificity and strength of
PCR has revolutionized molecular biology and made PCR the most widely
used and powerful technique with great spectrum of research and
PCR has proved to be a useful tool in research and diagnosis.
However, its use has also brought new challenges to research.
The sensitivity found in PCR technology and the availability of
quantitative results will bring new problems to the interpretation of
Nawaloka Metropolis Laboratory is the first Molecular and Genetics
Research Diagnostic laboratory in Sri Lanka to offer state of the art
Smart Cycler ii which is quantitative/qualitative real time PCR (QPCR)
tests to the diagnostic people and have established an internationally
renowned reputation for providing excellent quality results.
Metropolis has been officially recognized from health professional
organization CAP (College of American Pathologists)
Quantitative real time PCR (QPCR) is a method of quantifying the
amount of a specific DNA present in a sample.
Samples can be blood, tissue or cells collected.
The target DNA can be of viral, bacterial or host origin and present
at high or low levels.
There is dramatic reduction in the potential for false positive
results due to closed tube system used in Smart Cycler ii QPCR.
The diseases like HIV, Hepatitis, Dengue can be detected by this
technique in early phase of infections thereby saving valuable lives and
cost of hospitalization for patients.
In molecular biology testing laboratories use two different types of
testing reagent kits, fully locally produced which drastically reduces
the cost and branded kits from reputed manufacturers have premium prices
with guaranteed kits.
Nawaloka Metropolis is proud to do extremely well in the field of
Genetics and Molecular diagnostic with competitive pricing with state of
the art diagnostic evaluation ensuring fast turnaround time.
Within the past six years Nawaloka Metropolis Laboratories have
upgraded their Internal and External quality control procedures.
It has spread their wings across the island providing the laboratory
facilities with the same quality and accuracy as in Nawaloka Hospitals
to the people in peripheries.