Dr. Phadke Labs: A Legacy of the Highest Standards

Established in 1965, at Udayam, Shivaji Park, by Dr. A.M. Phadke, Dr. Phadke’s Pathology Laboratory and Infertility center, is a result of four generations of a family’s undying effort towards providing the highest medical standards. Over and above a host of services, Dr. Phadke Labs has a history of strict patient confidentiality along with results that you can count on.

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A brainchild of the late Achyut Phadke, Dr. Phadke Labs provide Microbiology and Pathology services along with home collection facilities, sample pickups and emailing of reports. An andrologist, Dr. Phadke was an authority on the subject of male infertility for decades.


One of the first to start a full-fledged male infertility testing center, he treated a large number of patients over the span of his illustrious career. An author of many national and international journals he also penned the book An Atlas of Sperm Morphology, a seminal text for students of sperm morphology today.

The laboratory is one of the biggest referral labs in the country for infertility investigations like Semen Analysis, Anti-sperm Antibody tests, Sperm function test, Post Coital Test, etc. Allowing you the comfort of performing the tests at your home and with the option of a pick-up for the samples, there is an ease to the services of Dr. Phadke Labs coupled with the efficiency and efficacy of their reports.

Fresh blood

Dr. A.M. Phadke was joined by Dr. Avinash and Dr. Vandana Phadke in 1981. An MD, gold medalist, from Tata Memorial hospital Dr. Avinash was very interested in the clinical use of pathology investigations. He was instrumental in developing all the new markers for lab investigations and also introduced automated methods of performing tests for hematology, biochemistry, hormonal assays and histopathology. Dr. Vandana Phadke handled the logistics and day-to-day operations of the Udayam labs. With natural leadership abilities, Dr. Avinash treats all his staff as family and his rightfully earned their undying love and respect. He has given over 500 lectures in conferences around the country.

Years of quality

The laboratories at Shivaji Park have been in operation for over fifty years and this main laboratory, Udyam, alone caters to over 2500 patients and performs more than 20,000 specialized tests every day. The core areas of interest for Dr. Phadke Labs have always been histopathology and infertility.


The microbiology lab has state-of-the-art automated blood culture systems, bacterial identification systems and drug sensitivity systems. The labs also have facilities for HAIN’s test for rapid TB drug sensitivity along with a Gene Probe assay. The laboratory also conducts operation theatre surveillances.

Strides into the future

The year 2001 saw Dr. Avinash Phadke join hands with Mr. Ajay Piramal, from Piramal Diagnostics. This was one of the first joint ventures in the diagnostic space in India. At the point of time there was only one lab in the country. Over the next decade Dr. Phadke’s Labs joined hands with like minded doctors and hospitals like Bhaktivedant, Bethany, Inlaks etc. and had over 20 labs by the end of 2010.

SRL Diagnostics and Piramal Diagnostics merged in 2010, Dr. Avinash Phadke is currently the President and mentor, pathology, for SRL diagnostics, India. 2012 saw Dr. Ajay Phadke joining the labs after the completion of his MD from KEM Hospital, Mumbai. Heavily interested in technologies like cytometry, FTIR, infertility testing, among others, he is keenly looking at expanding into the online space to reach out to a younger market for providing quality testing services.

The strongly knit team of over 25 doctors and innumerable technicians, is what makes Dr. Phadke’s Labs such a resounding success story. It is our humble desire to continue extending the highest standards of testing services to our clients in the future.

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