Biochemistry Lab

Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory

The Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory was established in July, 2004. Emergency services were started in May 2007. It is a well-equipped, computerised, fully air conditioned laboratory providing round the clock patient care services.

The laboratory has got 13 paramedical staff to provide routine as well as round the clock emergency services in the hospital.

It is connected to Hospital Information System for electronic reporting of results to the patient care terminus.

Laboratory Internal Quality (IQ) is maintained with BioRad Quality Control Sample periodically. Externally laboratory quality is assessed by External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) conducted by CMC, Vellore.

Achievements of Biochemistry Clinical Lab

The departmental laboratory participates in the “ACBI/CMC External Quality Assurance Scheme” conducted by CMC, Vellore since 2006. Our lab secured 1st rank in 2007, in the above program.

Summary of the rank held by our lab for the past seven years is as follows

EQAS - 2022 summary

EQAS Ranks

Years Rank
2013 4
2012 2
2011 4
2010 11
2009 3
2008 5
2007 1


Our Biochemistry Clinical Lab is equipped with

  • Fully Automated chemistry Analyzer (Chemwell- CPC)
  • Fully Automated chemistry Analyzer (Cobas Mira – Roche)
  • Fully Automated Hormones Analyzer (Advia centaur CP – Siemens)
  • Blood Gas Analyzer (Gastat-600, Technomedica)
  • Blood Gas Analyser (Radiometer, ABL-80)
  • Semi Automated Analyzer (Microlab-300; Merck)
  • Electrolytes Analyser (Rapidchem-744; Siemens)
  • Lithium Analyser (Starlyte-V)
  • ELISA Reader (Mios mini; Merck)

Services Provided by Our Lab

Liver Function Test

  • Alanine Transaminase (ALT/SGPT)
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase (SGOT)
  • Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)
  • Gamma Glutamyl Transferase (GGT)
  • Total Protein
  • Albumin, Globulin, Albumin / Globulin Ratio
  • Bilirubin (Total, Direct & Indirect)

Lipid Profile

  • Total Cholesterol
  • HDL-C (Direct method)
  • LDL-C
  • VLDL
  • Triglycerides
  • Total cholesterol/HDL ratio
  • LDL / HDL Ratio

Cardiac Profile

  • Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST/SGOT)
  • Creatine Kinase MB (CK-MB)
  • Creatine Kinase (CK) – Total
  • Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)
  • Cardiac specific Troponins
  • Myoglobin

Pancreatic Enzymes

Serum Amylase, Serum Lipase

Renal Profile

Serum Urea, Creatinine, Uric acid

Diabetic Profile

Fasting & Post-prandial blood glucose, Oral Glucose Challenge Test, Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT), HbA1C. Urine Sugar, Albumin, Protein, ketones.

Thyroid Profile

  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • Thyroxine – Free (FT4)
  • Tri Iodothyronine Free (FT3)

Fertility Profile

  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH),
  • Luteinising Hormone (LH),
  • Prolactin (PRL),
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

Other Hormones

  • Free Cortisol
  • ACTH stimulating test
  • Dexamethasone suppression test (Low dose, high dose)

Blood Gas Analysis

pH, pCO2, pO2, Bicarbonates, Hematocrit

Tumor Markers

CA-125, Acid Phosphatase

Electrolyte Analysis

Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Bicarbonate, Lithium

Minerals & Nutrition Profile

Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium

Biochemical urine Analysis

Urine osmolality

24 hrs urine – Protein, Albumin, Calcium, Phosphorous, Urea, Creatinine, Uric acid, Sodium, potassium , Microalbumin Estimation

Fluid Analysis (Pleural, Peritoneal, CSF)

  • Glucose, Protein, cholesterol
  • Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH),
  • Adenosine Deaminase (ADA),
  • Amylase.