The Department of Clinical Biochemistry offers diagnostic support to the
physicians of our hospital to provide a good clinical service. The laboratory
has been accredited by the NABL under ISO/IEC 15189. The development over the
years has made it possible to handle over 4500 samples per day and well over
10,000 tests per day.
All the automated instruments are linked to
the Hospital LAN allowing on-line transfer of results. Sample collection in
vacutainers, transporting through the pneumatic system and bar-coding the
samples have reduced manual errors and has facilitated in decreasing the
turnaround time of results tremendously. At present we do nearly 170 different
tests. Various commercial assayed QC and internal QC prepared in house have been
included in the assays ensuring good quality results. Some of the mile stones of
the department are:
Early 70's Introduction of Continuous Flow
Analyser for the first time in India (single/double channel)
1975 - Introduction of in-house
radioimmunoassay (RIA) for thyroxin.
1978 – Introduction of ACBI-CMC EQAS for the Indian laboratories
Mid 80's to mid-90's newer versions of
Discrete Selective Analyser, were added and RIAs for various other hormones
1984 - Trace metal measurements by Atomic
1986 - Introduction of blood gas analysers
1990 - Introduction of Ion-Selective
Electrode system for electrolyte measurement
1993 - Introduction automated Enzyme Immuno
1994 - Introduction of drug assay using
1997 - Hormone assays by Chemiluminescence
2002 - Hand book of Biochemistry lab
services was released. The department was accredited by the National
Accreditation Board for Testing and calibration Laboratories.
2004 - Launching of the CMC EQAS website
for the online transfer of results and reports.
2006 - Pneumatic system for the transport
of samples from the wards and OPD to the various labs.
2008 - Introduction of the lyophilysed QC
with 23 parameters.
2011 - Introduction of ICP-MS for analysing
2013 - Purchase of a second lyophilyser and
the new facility to house the same.
2014 - Accreditation of the CMC EQAS by
NABL under ISO/IEC 17043:2010
2015 - Introduction of automated pre
The Department is involved in teaching the
following courses: M.D. Biochemistry, M.D. Pathology, Diploma in Clinical
Pathology and B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Technology. The department also
involves in active research.
Short term visitor observer course is
available for lab personnel from Mission Hospitals and Government Hospitals.