The division of Clinical Biochemistry at SNH&RC provides round the clock diagnostic service to patients. Various biochemical constituents in the blood and body fluids are measured by fully automated random access analyzers. The Clinical Biochemistry menu consists of more than 160 test parameters which includes general chemistry and endocrine tests, therapeutic drug monitoring, HbA1c and a range of more complex and specialized investigations.
For the majority of tests the result is available the same day, often within two to three hours of receipt of the specimen. Some investigations are carried out less frequently, e.g. weekly. The diagnostic assays are performed on receipt of adequate and proper sample with priority to those from the emergency departments.