Department of Biochemistry
The Department of Biochemistry was started on August 2008. The Department was fully functioning from day one with adequate staffs and equipments. Every year 100 students admitted in our college are being taught theoretical and practical aspects of Biochemistry. The Students are engaged every week in group discussion classes with the aids of LCD and OHP.
The students are engaged with theory and practical classes routinely.Seminars are conducted every month on clinically relevant topics like Diabetes Mellitus, Fatty Liver, Myocardial Infarction, Inborn Errors of Metabolism, etc regularly.
A CME was conducted during March 2012 on thyroid functions and disorders with collaboration of Anatomy and Physiology Departments. Our students won the best Poster presentation award in Biochemistry in the National conference “VINBASIX” held in December 2010 at Vinayaka Missions Medical college, Salem.
Our students perform well in The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University Examinations with honours and Distinctions every year.
We are running a 24 Hrs central clinical laboratory performing routine investigations like
- BLOOD GLUCOSE
- BLOOD UREA
- SERUM CREATININE
- URIC ACID
LIVER FUNCTION TESTS
B) SERUM PROTEIN
C) SERUM ALBUMIN
D) ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE
A) TOTAL CHOLESTEROL
B) SERUM TRIGLYCERIDES
Biochemical Examination of urine like Protein, Glucose, etc.
Special investigations like Serum and Urine Fluoride are being done.
We are performing more than 35000 tests per month with Annual statistics exceeding 3, 00,000 tests.
Our laboratory is equipped with semi autoanalyser, Electrolyte analyser, UV Spectrophotometer & Flame Photometer. A fullyautomated analyser is going to be installed in near future which has a throughput of 300 tests per hour.
We are performing serum and urine fluoride level from August 2012 and have diagnosed more than 35 fluorosis cases so far.
RESEARCH WORK DONE:
"Evaluation of Serum zinc levels in end stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis".
original article - NJBMS, Dr.Murugan MD.,
ONGOING RESEARCH WORK :
"Evaluation of Serum iron parameters in end stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis".
Our team performing Fluoride test with fluoride meter