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 3500 samples per day and well over 9000 tests
automated instruments are linked to the Hospital LAN allowing on-line transfer
of results. Sample collection in vacutainers, transporting through the pneumatic
system and barcoding 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:
Introduction of Continuous Flow Analyser for the first time in India
Introduction of in-house radioimmunoassay (RIA) for thyroxine.
Mid 80's to
mid 90's newer versions of Discrete Selective Analyser, were added and RIAs for
various other hormones
metal measurements by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer.
Introduction of blood gas analysers
Introduction of Ion-Selective Electrode system for electrolyte measurement
Introduction automated Enzyme Immuno Assay (EIA)
Introduction of drug assay using EMIT technique.
assays by Chemiluminescence system.
book of Biochemistry lab services was released. The department was accredited by
the National Accreditation Board for Testing and calibration Laboratories.
Launching of the ACBI/ CMC EQAS website for the online transfer of results and
Pneumatic system for the transport of samples form the wards and OPD to the
Introducing the lyophilysed QC with 22 parameters.
Department is involved in teaching the following courses: M.D. Biochemistry,
M.D. Pathology, Diploma in Clinical Pathology, M.Sc. Biochemistry, and B.Sc. in
Medical Laboratory Technology and BMRSc. The department also involves in active
visitor observer course is conducted for lab personnel from Mission Hospitals
and Government Hospitals. Requests for this service are to be addressed to Head
of the Department.