The Biochemistry Department of Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals is a fourth generation laboratory backed by highly qualified , experienced and motivated team of doctors and technical staff. It is well equipped with latest state of art technology to perform not only the routine Biochemical tests for patient care but also a wide range of superspeciality investigations. To highlight a few special tests, we perform therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM), tumor markers, electrophoresis, Immunoglobins, special proteins, Iron deficiency panel, thyroid and fertility hormones, trimester screening for chromosomal anomalies and metabolic profiles. The sophisticated equipments to carry out these investigations include integrated Advia 1800 and Advia Centaur systems from Siemens with robotic arm technology of versa cell as preanalytical station, Hitachi series and Modular E-170 system from Roche diagnostics, Vidas from Biomerieux, fusion 5.1 FS and vitros 250 from Johnson & Johnson, Appraise paragon from Beckman, Arterial blood gas analyzers from Siemens, Ohmmeter from Gonotec, Victor D2 from Perkin Elmer and many more. All these systems are integrated with Laboratory information system which enables us to reduce errors and turn around time. The short turn around time with 24 X 7 X 365 days availability for most of the investigations is a unique feature of our Lab. Quality control and quality assurance are strictly implemented. Stringent Internal and external Quality control programmes as per WHO recommendations are followed National and International Proficiency testing programmes for External Quality Assurance Programme are an integral feature. The reagent kits/calibrators/controls are all FDA/CE approved. One of the latest addition in our Laboratory is the estimation of TDM`s by Gold standard technology of HPLC-MS/MS. Liquid chromatography coupled with Mass spectrometry(LC/MS) is a powerful analytical tool that provides high specificity and sensitivity in measurement of immunosuppressant drugs – the method of choice for immunosuppressants, especially for simultaneous multiple drug monitoring. We are the first one to perform rare analytes, such as Sirolimus (Rapamycin) and Busulfan levels in a Hospital based laboratory in India. To do the same we are also the first one to procure HPLC-MS/MS equipment (M/S Thermo fisher).These estimation are contributing tremendously in the success of our Bone Marrow Transplant Program. We regularly provide services to patients referred from outside the Hospital.
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