|Biochemistry (Metabolic Medicine & Immunopathology)|
The Department of Biochemistry (Metabolic Medicine & Immunopathology) of the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences is committed to provide the highest quality and most cost effective patient care. Our department provides a wide range of services to all the hospital inpatients and also to a vast number of outpatients. We have a highly dedicated and committed team of physicians, technologists, and support staff who strive to provide the most modern techniques in clinical diagnostic services, thereby enabling the patient diagnosis and treatment. Stringent quality of testing is maintained by internal as well as external quality control programs.
The Clinical chemistry unit caters routine automated chemistry (high volume testing), critical care (ammonia,lactate, stat testing), special chemistry (immunoassay for endocrine function and tumor markers, trace metal analysis) and toxicology (analysis of therapeutic and abused drugs)
The immunopathology unit evaluates samples from patients with a variety of immune-mediated conditions, i.e. autoimmune disorders, clonal gammopathies, inflammation markers and cancer antigens using immunofluorescence, immunodiffusion, ELISA .
The Immunopathologyy Laboratory will soon be catering full range of services including automated electrophoresis, immunoelectrophoresis, and immunofixation to detect monoclonal proteins in serum, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid.
Research projects could involve method development, test validation, clinical and scientific investigation in any of the areas within clinical chemistry and clinical proteomics. Research is an important component and strongly encouraged at both the experimental and clinical level in cytokine biology, autoimmunity and metabolic pathology. Potential areas of development in near future encompass instrumentation of mass spectrometry and flow cytometry in detection of non invasive bioassays and point of care devices and techniques.