Routine and Specialized Chemistry

Clinical chemistry department offers routine to the highly specialized investigations. Routine chemistry is performed on a fully automated chemistry analyzer having a throughput of 800 tests/hour. Apart from routine tests and profiles, we offer a unique mix of specialized plasma proteins like C3/C4, hsCRP, Apo A-1, Apo B, and Ceruloplasmin etc, by advanced nephelometry on a daily turnaround time basis. The department also offers the standard protein electrophoresis as well as highly specialized immunofixation electrophoresis. HbA1c is performed by the gold standard HPLC technique approved by National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program (NGSP).

Chemiluminescence Technology with a combined throughput of 500 tests/hour is used for various specialized investigations like hormones, tumor markers, therapeutic drug monitoring for anti-epileptic drugs. Prenatal testing for Down syndrome and Trisomy 18 risk assessment is routinely offered to pregnant women in the first and second trimester pregnancy. Screening tests for drugs of abuse are also offered in the department. 25-OH Vitamin D Total assay is performed by a dedicated fully automated chemiluminescence analyzer approved by the FDA and trusted by most laboratories in the world.

Clinical chemistry (also known as chemical pathology, clinical biochemistry or medical biochemistry) is the area of chemistry that is generally concerned with analysis of bodily fluids for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.