About The Department

The Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory at JSS Hospital is the largest NABL accredited Biochemistry laboratory in Mysuru with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. It caters to the diagnostic needs of the clinicians and patients from 4 districts and provides services round the clock. The scope of services and number of tests and test panels have been ever-expanding to cater to the diverse patient population needs, thereby minimizing the number of tests referred to specialized centers in metropolitan cities.

As a part of adopting Good laboratory practices, the laboratory has implemented Internal and External quality assurance programs to ensure Quality in the testing process. Our policy is to ensure the release of the ‘right report to the right patient at the right time’.

The Biochemistry department is equipped with well-trained technicians and qualified consultants, with high throughput fully automated analyzers such as automated clinical chemistry & electrolyte analyzers, Immunoassay analyzers, Blood Gas analyzers, Osmometer, turbidimetric and nephelometric assays, HbA1c analyzers, facilities for newborn screening, electrophoresis (Hb & Protein), maternal serum screening and cytogenetics testing devices. Currently we are performing on an average more than 3000 tests per day with an efficient turnaround time. The laboratory facility trains the PhD scholars, MD (Biochemistry & Pathology) post graduate students. Students of MBA Hospital Administration, MSc (Medical Biochemistry), MSc Clinical Embryology, MSc Genetics, BSc MLT and Nursing and BSc Genetics are also trained in Clinical Biochemistry labvoratory. The teaching staff/ Consultant are also actively involved in various research activities and also guide the students in various research projects at the National and International level.

The various tests performed are as follows:

Routine Chemistry : Blood Glucose, Serum Urea, Serum Creatinine, Serum Uric acid, Serum and Urinary Electrolytes, Total and Direct Bilirubin, Total Protein & Albumin with A:G ratio, AST, ALT, ALP, GGT, Creatine Kinase, Lipase, Amylase, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium and Lipid Profile.

Special Chemistry : G-6-PD, C-Reactive Protein (CRP), Homocysteine, Ammonia, Lactate, Iron, TIBC, Cholinesterase, CSF analysis, Other Body fluid analysis, D- Dimer, Urinary Total Protein, Microalbumin, Urinary Calcium, and Urine Creatinine, HbA1c – Glycated Hemoglobin, Arterial Blood Gas Analysis – for Blood gases, Electrolytes, Ionized Calcium, Lactate, and Methemoglobin.

Immuno-Assays: Hormones: Thyroid Profile (T3, T4, TSH, Free T3, Free T4,), Insulin, Growth Hormone, Cortisol, Parathormone(PTH), Fertility Profile: FSH, LH, Prolactin, Testosterone, Anti Mullerian Hormone (AMH), Vitamins – Folate, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D (Total), Proteins and Peptides: Ferritin, Procalcitonin, C- peptide, Anti TPO, Interleukin-6, Beta 2 microglobulin. Tumor Markers – Beta HCG, PSA (Total), AFP, CA 19-9, CA 125 and CEA, Immunoglobulins: IgA, IgG and IgM

Others : Complement Factors - Complement C3 and C4, Protein Electrophoresis, Hemoglobin variants by HPLC, Multiple myeloma Panel, Free Light Chain Panel Cytogenetics: Karyotype - Single & Couple & FISH BCR/ABL, FISH-HER2, FISH Amnio 13/18/21/X/Y.

We are the only laboratory in Mysuru providing the testing facility for Newborn Screening to detect 7 inborn errors of metabolism which include Congenital Hypothyroidism, Phenylketonuria, Galactosemia, G-6PD deficiency, Biotinidase deficiency, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, and Cystic Fibrosis. Maternal Serum Screening with first-trimester double marker – Beta HCG, PAPP-A, and second-trimester triple marker – Free-Beta-HCG, AFP and unconjugated Estriol to rule out Trisomy 13/18/21 in pregnant women.

The cytogenetic laboratory has facilities for karyotyping to identify chromosomal abnormalities for the diagnosis of rare disorders and other inherited disorders. We also have a facility for Fluorescent in-situ Hybridization (FISH) which has utility in the management of patients with rare disorders, leukemia, and other solid tumors.