Sankara Nethralaya
Sankara Nethralaya
Last Updated: August 2020
Sri Nathella Sampathu Chetty Clinical Laboratory
(A unit of Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya)
Sri Nathella Sampathu Chetty Clinical Laboratory was established on 5th March 1982
The Legal name of the parent organization is “Medical Research Foundation”. The Organization is Registered under Societies Registration Act 1860 (S.No. 25 of 1978).
Address of SNSC Clinical Laboratory
No 41, (OLD No: 18), College Road, Chennai – 600 006, Tamil Nadu, India
Ph: 2823 3556 / 2827 1616 / 2831 1913
Fax: 91-044-2825 4180
Contact Person: Dr.N. Angayarkanni, Quality Manager, Email -
There are three other locations at Chennai

1. SNSC Collection Centre (JKCN Complex)
No. 21, Pycrofts Garden Road (off. Haddows Road), (JKCN Complex)
Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu, India.
Ph No: 91-044-28271616
Fax No: 91-044-282541800

2. Navasuja Sankara Nethralaya (SNSC Collection Centre - NSN)
No. 73, Venkata Krishna Road, Raja Annamalaipuram,
Chennai: 600 028, Tamil Nadu, India.
Ph No: 91-044-24611273, 24610118

3. C.U.Shah Sankara Nethralaya (SNSC Collection Centre - REH)
No. 8, GST Road, St.Thomas Mount, Gunidy
Chennai 600 016, Tamil Nadu, India.
Ph No: 91-044-22346022, 22344474

Sri Nathella Sampathu Chetty Clinical Laboratory
Quality Policy and Objectives

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The laboratories under SNSC Clinical lab includes
  • Clinical Biochemistry: Main laboratory
  • Clinical Pathology: Main laboratory
  • Clinical Hematology: Main laboratory
  • Microbiology and Serology: 6th floor, Kamal Nayan Bajaj Institute for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (KNBIRVO)
  • Histopathology and Cytopathology: 3rd floor, KNBIRVO block
  • Genetics and Molecular biology: 4th floor, KNBIRVO block
  • Special Clinical Biochemistry: 5th floor, KNBIRVO block
  • SNSC Collection Centre: 21, Pycrofts Garden Road
  • Navasuja Sankara Nethralaya (SNSC Collection Centre - NSN): No.73, Venkata Krishna Road, Raja Annamalaipuram
  • C.U. Shah Sankara Nethralaya (SNSC Collection Centre - REH) No.8, GST Road, St.Thomas Mount, Guindy, Chennai 600 016.
The primary sample is collected at Main laboratory at SN main and at SNSC Clinical Laboratory, Pycorfts Road and NSN centers.
Renovated Main Laboratory November 2009
Lab Renovated 2009
Lab Renovated 2009
Clinical Haematology and Clinical Pathology
Lab Renovated 2009
Lab Renovated 2009
Lab Renovated 2009
Lab Renovated 2009
Clinical Biochemistry
Lab Renovated 2009
Lab Renovated 2009
Special Biochemistry
Lab Renovated 2009
Lab Renovated 2009
Department of Biochemistry was started in 1985 as a Biochemistry Research Department supporting the need of the hospital by carrying out several special investigations related to ocular diseases such as screening for Inborn errors of metabolism and aminoaciduria by HPLC and trace elements analysis by atomic absorption spectroscopy
Histopathology and Cytopathology
Department of Ocular Pathology
Department of Ocular Pathology
The department of Ocular Pathology, Vision Research Foundation, a unit of Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai started in 1986 supporting the need of the hospital by carrying out routine pathological diagnosis and investigations related to ocular diseases.
Microbiology and Serology
L & T Microbiology Research
L & T Microbiology Research
L & T Microbiology Research Centre including SAIL Molecular Microbiology (Established on 10th March 1989) runs the microbiology/serology and PCR based diagnostics and conducts Microbiology-EQAS as a National programme
Genetics and Molecular biology
Department of Molecular Genetics
Department of Molecular Genetics
The Molecular Genetics department had its humble beginning as a Cytogenetics laboratory in the year 1993. Since then it has achieved rapid growth with the inclusion of a Molecular Biology set up, and mutation screening to evolve as the SNONGC department of Genetics & Molecular Biology
SNSC Collection Centre

Sri Nathella Sampathu Chetty Clinical Laboratory (SNSC Collection Centre) at 21, Pycrofts Garden Road was established on 10th February 1999 It is Converted into SNSC Collection Centre and now operates at the 5th floor of Sri Sivasailam Block since 02.05.16. NABL Audit was completed for SNSC Collection Centre on 31st May 2015.

Sri Nathella Sampathu Chetty Clinical Laboratory at 73, Venkata Krishna Road (Navasuja Sankara Nethralaya) was established on –17.6.2004. It is now converted into SNSC Collection Centre - NSN since 07/02/2015.

Sri Nathella Sampathu Chetty Clinical Laboratory established Collection Centre at 8, GST Road (C.U.Shah Sankara Nethralaya – Rural Eye Hospital). It is functioning as SNSC Collection Centre – REH since 22.10.2015.

Heads of the Laboratories

01. Dr.S.B.Vasanthi
Director, SNSC Laboratory, Management Representative (MR) NABL

02. Dr.H.N.Madhavan
Director- Microbiology & Serology, Deputy Management Representative NABL

03. Dr.N.Angayarkanni
Quality Manager(QM) - NABL, HOD - Clinical & Sp Biochemistry

04. Dr.Doreen Gracias
HOD–Cl.Hematology & Cl.Pathology, Deputy Quality Manager–NABL

05. Dr.J.Biswas
Director – Histopathology

06. Dr.S.Krishna Kumar
HOD – Histopathology

07. Dr.K.Lily Therese
HOD –Microbiology & Serology

08. Dr.S.Mathavan
HOD – Cytogenetics

09. Ms.R.Punitham
Senior /Technical Manager


Deputy Technical Managers
TM - Clinical Biochemistry
Dy.TM – Clinical Haematology
Dy.TM – Ocular Pathology
Dy.TM–Microbiology &Serology
Current Certified Internal Assessors: NABL (ISO 15189:2012)
S.No. Name Department From
01 Dr.N.Angayarkanni Clinical / Sp. Biochemistry 20.06.2014
02 Dr.Doreen Gracias Cl.Hematology & Cl. Pathology 20.06.2014
03 Ms.R.Punitham Clinical / Sp. Biochemistry 20.06.2014
04 Ms.K.Vanitha Ocular Pathology 14.10.2014
05 Ms.Saumya.T.S, Cl.Hematology & Cl. Pathology 14.10.2014
06 Ms.Rajalakshmi Cl.Hematology & Cl. Pathology 25.11.2014
07 Dr.K.Lily Therese Microbiology & Serology 23.04.2015
08 Ms.U.Jayanthi Sp. Biochemistry 23.04.2015
09 Dr.S.Krishna Kumar Ocular Pathology 07.05.2015
10 Dr.S.Sripriya Cytogenetics 14.05.2016
11 Dr.S.R.Bharathi Devi Special Biochemistry 14.05.2016
12 Dr.R.Harini Clinical Biochemistry 24.10.2017
13 Dr.A.R.Anand Microbiology & Serology 26.08.2018
14 Ms.V.Gayathri Microbiology & Serology 26.08.2018
15 Dr.A.V.Kavitha Microbiology & Serology 18.11.2018
16 Ms.R.Gayathri Clinical Biochemistry 09.02.2019