Chemistry (ROUTINE)

The routine chemistry section offers a wide variety of tests for screening/ diagnosis/ management of various disorders e.g.

  • Kidney – renal function tests (urea, electrolytes and creatinine), urine albumin creatinine ratio (uACR) etc.
  • Hepatic (liver)- Liver function tests
  • Diabetes – glucose (fasting, random, 2 hour postprandial), glycated hemoglobin [hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)], oral glucose tolerance tests
  • Assessment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk
    • Lipid disorders – lipid profile (lipogram)
    • Highly sensitive CRP
  • Assessment of bone & mineral metabolism e.g. calcium, magnesium, phosphorus
  • Pancreatic disorders/ acute abdomen – Lipase, amylase
  • Screening for drugs of abuse in urine (DAU)
  • Assessment of body fluids – fluid protein, fluid albumin, serum ascites albumin gradient (SAAG), cryptococcal antigen (CRAG), etc.

The department employs a variety of automated state of the art analyzers to provide quality assured laboratory services within good turnaround time.