The biochemistry section is a new generation laboratory, fully equipped with the latest state of the art technology. Analytes of serum and other body fluids are measured like routine and specific assays of proteins in serum, urine and cerebrospinal fluid, including specialized tests like oligoclonal protein banding. The laboratory accepts stat requests and aims for a rapid turn-around time on all samples.
This laboratory also applies mass spectroscopy for rapid detection of a broader array of toxic agents and drugs than possible with less advanced technology. The monitoring of immunosuppressant drugs such as cyclosporine and immunoglobulins is also done. Mass Spectrophometry also permits analysis of renal calculi within 30 minutes. Immunology section performs hormonal and other non-infectious assays using Chemiluminiscent Immunoassay (CLIA) Fluorescence intensity Luminescence, Fluorescence polarisation, and Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent (ELISA) assays. Of special note are the fetal lung reactivity profiles and alpha fetoprotein assays in serum and amniotic fluid for neural tube defect screening and tumor marker studies.
- Offers MD, M.Sc. in Medical Biochemistry and PhD. courses
- To create “job-ready” technologists, medical teachers and PhD scholars
- Provides a unique opportunity for students to undertake core professional and research skills education
- Clerkship module for PG students in Biochemistry Diagnostic lab with hands on training on sophisticated lab equipment’s
- Students are trained in carrying out clinical lab investigations, instrumentation analysis and interpretation of laboratory data. A unique training in inborn error screening is given in the IMD section of the lab.
Area of Study
Biochemistry is a branch of medicine that deals with the application of physical and organic chemistry along with Biochemistry in human health and disease. It is a field of applied biology and chemistry and is appropriate for students interested in the delivery of health-care services. For medical students it is imperative that they learn about the normal functioning of the body which deals with the process of converting raw materials or nutritional chemicals into more useful and valuable bio molecules such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. It also deals with molecular biology, the science of genes. In addition, Biochemistry also deals with “blood tests”. It is the most important diagnostics sciences which deals with Biochemical investigations in blood and body fluids and helps doctors in diagnosis and decision making.