Department of Amraz-e-Niswan-Wa-Atfal


Dept. data last updated on :20/03/2024

SOP of PAP Smear



  • 3 years of marriage or 21 year of age whichever is earlier.

  • Repeat annually

  • After age 30 years with 3 consecutive normal pap smear, repeat at every 3 year.

  • In HIV positive patient, repeat annually.

  • In HPV positive patient, repeat indefinitely.

  • Age 70, low risk, 3 consecutive normal pap smear, stop screening.

  • In poor countries, WHO recommended 5 years 5 test between the age of 35 to 55 years.


  • Minimal clinical data like: Name, Age, LMP, Onset of menopause, Menstrual abnormality, Pregnancy status.


  • Pt should be tested 2 weeks after the first day of LMP.(Day 14 of the cycle is optimal)

  • No use of vaginal medication, contraceptives, during 48 hrs prior to sample collection.

  • Abstinence for 24 hours prior to test.

  • Ask pt. to empty her bladder & lie in lithotomy position.


  • Sterile non-lubricated speculum inserted and fix it to visualize the cervix and squamo-columnar junction

  • Excess mucus & other discharge removed gently with ring forcep or folded gauze pad.

  • Take sample from endocervix with cytobrush. Insert 2cm and rotate 180.

  • Take sample from ectocervix with wooden Ayre spatula by inserting and rotating it 360.

  • Make smear as thin as possible & label it properly.

  • Remove speculum

  • Fix the slide immediately with alcohol solution to avoid air-drying artifacts.

  • Optimal sample should have cells from ectocervix & endocervix.

  • Send sample for cytology.

SOP of Office

SOPs for the Office:

  • Official Working Hours 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • The concerned person will collect the keys from Chairperson and open the Department at 7:45 AM, followed by the office, laboratories, chambers of the staff, etc.

  • Before closing the Department, all the electrical switches and water taps will be checked by the person designated by the chairperson of the Department.

  • Cleaning and dusting of the department will be done on a daily basis by the unskilled staff.

  • All the staff should update the notice board regularly.

  • Concerned staff must update the departmental web page regularly.

Receive and Dispatch:

  • All the papers received in the office of the department, the details of the paper will be entered in the receipt register.

  • The office clerk will put the papers before the chairperson for necessary comments, and the papers will be returned to the office for the record or necessary action as marked by the chairperson.

  • The papers will be placed in the respective file folder.

  • The details of all the papers which are to be dispatched from the office will be entered in the dispatch register.

  • Dispatched letters will be sent to the respective officers on the same day.

SOP of Seminar Library

Policy and procedures for Seminar Library:

  • The seminar shall remain open on all working days.

  • The seminar library books are kept in glass almirah with accession numbers provided by Maulana Azad Library.

  • The services of the Departmental Seminar will be provided to the Teaching Staff, Post Graduate Students, and Interns of the Departments.

  • In special circumstances, the services of the seminar library may be extended to the other students of the AMU with the permission of the Chairperson.

  • The department will maintain an Accession Register and a Record of issuing the books as per norms/ rules of the seminar library.

  • Seminar in charge will also maintain the separate register for Departmental Seminar and Journal Club.

Return Policy of Library books:

  • Academic Staff: 4 books will be issued for two weeks.

  • Non-Academic Staff: 2 books will be issued for five days.

  • Research Scholars: 2 books will be issued for one week.



It is a continuous recording of the fetal heart rate obtained via an ultrasound transducer placed on the mother’s abdomen.


 To reduce the incidence of fetal/ neonatal morbidity and mortality when monitoring fetal well-being during the antennal period.


Maternal medical illness: Gestational diabetes, hypertension, asthma, etc.

Obstetrical complications: Multiple gestation, postdate gestation, previous caesarian section, IUGR, premature rupture of membrane, congenital malformation, oxytocin induction/ augmentation of labour.


SOPS of Cardiotocography (CTG):


·       CTG machine

·       Trained Staff

·       Informed consent


Ask the patient to empty her bladder


Lie in supine position. In some cases in left lateral position


Auscultate the FHR prior to CTG.


External (non-invasive) method:

Done by USG Doppler effects, from maternal abdominal wall.


Two transducers, the tocodynamometer (toco) and the ultrasound device are placed at the patient’s abdomen


FHR displayed in the special monitor paper and is audible also.


The uterine contractions are displayed on the special monitor paper as well.



·       Machine can meet criteria as quickly as 10 minutes and as long as 60 minutes.

·       CTG must be interpreted on an individual basis, the whole clinical picture must be considered, must be interpreted.

·       CTG should be classified as either Normal or abnormal.


·       Cannot be used as predictive or screening test.

·       Only indicates current fetal state.

·       Cannot predict catastrophes. Like, sudden abruption.



SOP of Dry Cupping

SOPs FOR DRY CUPPING THERAPY (For Dysmenorrhea & Low Backache for patients of Chronic Cervicitis)



·      Disposable Gloves

·      Sterile Cotton

·      Anti-inflammatory analgesic oil/bland oil(As per requirement)

·      Cups




·      It can be done on any day as per requirement but it is better to do it on 17th,19th,21st day of lunar month in the morning.

·      Brief history of the patient should be taken.

·      Inform patient about the therapy.

·      Ask patient to empty her bladder.


·       Put on gloves in clean hands.


·       Ask patient to lie down in supine position.


·       Palpate area where the cups are to be applied to rule out any local lesion, tenderness etc.


·       Apply small amount of oil/ointment at that area.


·       Put on cup over it, create slight vaccum and gently massage in to and fro circular motion at lower abdomen, on peri umblical region for about 2 minutes to increase blood flow of that area.


·       Now apply 1 cup each side on lower abdomen at suprapubic region with appropriate vaccum for 10 mins.


·       After 10 minutes, release negative pressure and remove cups.


·       Clean that area with cotton.


·       Dispose off cotton and gloves.


·       Wash clean and dry cup to use in next patient.

SOP Colposcopy


Standard Operative Procedures

Aware pt. about the procedure

Take written informed consent

Pre-reqeuisities of procedure

(eg;aseptic measures, bladder emptying etc)

Pt placed in lithotomy position

Local examination of external genitalia done

Visualise cervix using cusco’s speculum

Colposcopic examination of cervix and vagina by low power magnification(6 -16 folds)

Examine inflammation/outgrowth/ulcers/bleeding.

Locate ext. os and SCJ

Abnormal cytology is checked (if any) culture or pap smear is obtained(if necessary for conforming diagnosis).

Clean cx. with NS

Green & high magnification can be used

Cx. wiped gently with 3-5% acetic acid

Examination repeated for any aceto-white area & TZ zone

Clear excess acetic acid from cx.

Apply lugol’s iodine & inspect for its uptake

Remove cusco’s speculum

Interpret the findings by Reid’s/Swede score

Documentation of findings

Reassure/ Counsel/ Treat pt accordingly


                SOPs of Cu-T INSERTION


  • History and examination of (general and pelvic) to exclude any contraindication of insertion.

  • Patient should be informed about various problems related to it

  • Device should be shown to patient.

  • Consent should be obtained.

  • Insertion should be done in OPD under aseptic precautions.

  • NSAIDs may be given to reduce cramping pain.

  • Device is taken out from sealed packet. Thread, vertical stem, then horizontal stem, folded to vertical stem are introduced through the distal end of the inserter.


  • Ask patient to empty her bladder, Lie in lithotomy position and assess her by pelvic examination.

  • Posterior vaginal speculum is introduced

  • Vagina and cervix are cleaned by antiseptic solution.

  • Ant lip of cervix is grasped by alli’s forcep.

  • Uterine sound is passed through the cervical canal to note the position and length of the uterus.

  • Appropriate length of the inserter should be adjusted depending on the length of the uterine cavity.

  • Then inserter with the device is inserted in the cervical canal right upto the fundus and after positioning it by the guard,inserter is withdrawn keeping the plunger in position.

  • Excess of the nylon thread beyond 2-3 cm from the external os is cut.

  • Alli’s forcep and posterior vaginal wall speculum are taken off.


  • Pain and slight bleeding may occur

  • Ask her to feel thread periodically by fingers

  • Ask her to consult  gynaecologist if  symptoms like  pain, abnormal bleeding, foul smelling P/V discharge, etc present.

  • Patient should be checked after 1 month and then annually.

SOPs of Lab Procedures

Standard Operating Procedure


CBC Analyzer Step wise

  • Switch on the power supply of the Analyzer

  • Enter the code of Machine

  • Wait for machine running procedure

  • Before this put the blood samples (EDTA) on blood rotator to mix the sample well

  • Now machine is ready to work

  • Enter the patients information like Name, Age, Sex etc

  • Suck the blood sample via sample probe

  • Wait for reading

  • Printout the reading by giving Command to print

  • Write down the reading in lab record register

  • For multiple samples repeat the procedure

  • After completing the work shutdown the analyzer after cleaning procedure

  • By sucking probe cleanser via sample probe

  • And at the end switch off the power supply to the machine

Standard Operating Procedure


                                                Weighing Balance- Step Wise

  • The weighing equipment must be placed on a firm bench, away from vibration

  • It should be kept perfectly horizontal by altering the screws on which the equipment stand

  • Switch on the power supply to the weighing balance

  • Place a piece of Aluminum foil or sterile paper in the weighing balance

  • Adjust the reading at 0

  • Put the salt or weighing object on the foil

  • Before taking the reading the window of the instrument should be closed

  • Note the reading

  • Repeat the procedure for another reading

Standard Operating Procedure


Microscopy- Step Wise

  • Switch on the power supply to the Microscope

  • Place the slide on the Mechanical Stage

  • Hold the slide with spring clips

  • Centering the condenser to bring light beam accurately

  • Adjust the light source to the desired level by moving the wheel

  • Adjust the eye piece lens

  • Adjust  the Objective Lens on the slide

  • Focus at low magnification (10X) by controlling the knobs of Coarse and Fine adjustment

  • Later on focus on high magnification (40 X or 100 X ) according to need

  • Then reporting is done

Standard Operating Procedure


Centrifuge –Step wise

  • Switch on the power supply to the centrifuge

  • Open the lid of the centrifuge

  • Put the sample test tube into the centrifuge

  • Test tube should be in balanced position

  • Set the time for centrifugation

  • Set the RPM(Rotation per Minute) for centrifugation

  • By pushing the start button start the centrifugation

  • After completion of holding time centrifuge automatically stops

  • Take out sample and it is ready to use

Standard Operating Procedure


Calorimeter- Step Wise

  • Switch on the power supply to instrument

  • Select the wave length of the filter from 420nm to 720nm as required by sample

  • Adjust the filter by filter selector

  • Fill the Cuvette with distilled water

  • Put it into the cuvette holder with the mark along with the cuvette alignment

  • Allow the Depressor for light transmission from the cuvette

  • Set the calorimeter reading at zero by adjusting the coarse and fine adjustment wheels

  • Take out the cuvette and fill with sample

  • Then take the reading at the meter

  • Repeat the method for another reading

Standard Operating Procedure



  • Switch on the power supply to the Incubator

  • Open the lid of the incubator

  • Place the articles like test tube, beakers etc into the incubator

  • Set the temperature by regulating unit for a desirable temperature like 37°C

  • It is thermostatically controlled unit

  • Hold the articles for a required incubation time

  • After incubation time take out the articles

  • And use them

Standard Operating Procedure



  • A type of moist heat sterilization

  • Is made of strong metal jacket

  • Strong enough to withstand on high pressure

  • Fill the boiler with water at point just below the basket bottom

  • Place articles within the basket

  • Close the lid and tighten the screw

  • Switch on the power supply to the Incubator

  • Open outlet valve and adjust safety valve to the pressure required

  • Turn all the heat source where steam flows smoothly

  • Let pressure raised and maintained at required level i.e.

  • Switch off the heat source and let the pressure meter zero

Standard Operating Procedure


Pap Smear Cytology:- Step wise

  1. After passing urine, ask the patient to lie down in Lithotomy position

  2. Expose the vulva and clean it with the cotton swab dipped in normal warm Saline

  3. Insert the Cusco’s speculum and fix it to visualize the cervix and squamo-columnar junction

  4. Take out the sterilized Ayer’s spatula

  5. Put it on the ectocervix and scrap it in clockwise direction gently once

  6. Spread the mucous collected smoothly on the slides

  7. Then insert the cytobrush into the endocervical canal

  8. Rotate it gently ¼ or1/2 turn in one direction. Don’t over rotate

  9. Spread the contents of Cytobrush on the glass slides, to make a thin smear slide

  10. Fix the slides with Alcohol.

  11. Label the sample and send it to cytopathology laboratory