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Clinical Biochemistry

Facility Head: Dr. Syeda Momena Afsana, MBBS, MPhil

Dr Syeda Momena Afsana completed her MBBS from Rangpur Medical College in 1996 and M.Phil in Biochemistry from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University in 2008. She started her career as a Clinical Fellow in icddr,b. She later joined Bangladesh civil service in 1999 under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. After 12 years of service with the Government of Bangladesh, she joined icddr,b’s Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory in 2011.

During her tenure, she has developed the laboratory into fully automated status with full LIS integration. The laboratory is equipped with modern equipments on par with global standards, with adequate backup to operate round the clock. She also led the lab through accreditation audits with great success. Under her leadership the laboratory is now catering 70 accredited test parameters to its stakeholders.

Dr Afsana is an enlisted lead assessor of Bangladesh Accreditation Board given her expertise in laboratory quality standards. She has been involved in philanthropic activities as well. As a medical student, she was the vice president of Sandhani Rangpur Medical College Unit, an organisation of medical students for voluntary blood donation campaign. She is a lifetime member of Bangladesh Society of Medical Biochemists.


The lab process and test blood, urine, CSF and other body fluids, stool, and also miscellaneous fluids for routine and special biochemical tests catering to icddr,b internal stake holders, researchers and outpatient clients. The versatile menu includes routine biochemical tests, hormones and vitamins, cardiac and sepsis markers, therapeutic drug levels (Methotrexate, cyclosporine), and number of other disease markers like VMA, Metanephrine, Ceruloplasmin, etc. Recently the lab has introduced artificial intelligence based screening for diabetic retinopathy which allows an effective, simple and non intrusive solution for early detection of diabetic retinopathy for diabetic patients.

The laboratory is equipped with state of art autoanalyzers integrated with Laboratory Information System. The integration facilitates automatic test request download as well as electronic data transfer to electronic patient file with tracking and traceability throughout the process, insuring integrity and low turnaround time. Pioneering in the field for quality practices, the laboratory is the first in this region to participate in External Quality Assurance Scheme dated back to 1978.

Lab Services Menu

Test Name

A:G Ratio

    also known as : Albumin/Globulin Ratio

Active B12 (Holotranscobalamin)

Albumin

Alkaline Phosphatase

ALT (SGPT)

    also known as : Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT)

Anti-Tg

Anti-TPO

Antithyroid antibodies

AST (SGOT)

    also known as : Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)

C-peptide

C3

C4

CCr

    also known as : Creatinine Clearance ratio

Ceruloplasmin

Chloride (Miscellaneous body sample)

CK / CPK

CK-MB

Cortisol

Creatinine

CRP (Quantitative)

CSF Chloride

CSF Glucose

Cyclosporine

DHEA-S

Direct Bilirubin

DR Screening

eGFR

    also known as : Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR)

Electrolyte

Electrolyte & minerals

Electrolyte - 2

Estradiol/Oestrogen

Fecal Calprotectin

Ferritin

FSH

    also known as : Follicle-stimulating Hormone (FSH)

FT3

FT4

GGT (Gamma GT)

Globulin

Glucose ( 2 AL)

Glucose ( 2ABF )

Glucose ( R)

Glucose (1 hr, 100 g glu)

Glucose (1 hr, 50 g glu)

Glucose (1.5 hrs, 50 g glu)

Glucose (1.5 hrs, 75 g glu)

Glucose (1.5 hrs, breakfast)

Glucose (120 min, 75 g glu)

Glucose (2 hrs, 50 g glu)

Glucose (2 hrs, Iftar)

Glucose (2 hrs, Insulin)

Glucose (2AD)

Glucose (F)

GTT1 (3 samples) (Blood)

GTT2 (5 samples) (Blood)

HbA1C

    also known as : Hemoglobin A1c

HCG

HDL - Cholesterol

hs CRP

IgA

IgE

IgG

IgM

Indirect Bilirubin

Insulin

Ionized calcium

Iron

LDH

LDH (body fluid)

LDL - Cholesterol

LFT

    also known as : Liver Function Tests

LH

Lipase

Lipid Profile

Methotrexate

Microalbumin

Misc. Body fluid analysis

Procalcitonin

Progesterone

Prolactin

PTH

    also known as : Parathyroid Hormone (PTH)

S. Amylase

S. Folic Acid

S. Inorg. Phosphorous

S. Osmolality

S. Specific gravity

S. Transferrin

Stool Electrolyte

Stool Glucose

Stool Osmolality

Stool pH

Sweat Electrolyte

T. Bilirubin

T. Calcium

T. Cholesterol

T. Magnesium

T. Protein (Blood)

T. Protein (CSF)

T3

T4

Testosterone

TIBC

Triglyceride

Troponin I

TSH

U. ACR (24 h.)

U. ACR (R)

U. Amylase (24 h.)

U. Amylase (R)

U. Calcium / Creatinine (24 h.)

U. Calcium / Creatinine ratio (R)

U. Creatinine (24 h.)

U. Creatinine (R)

U. Creatinine (R)

U. Electrolyte (24 h.)

U. Electrolyte (R)

U. Inorg. Phosphorous (24 h.)

U. Inorg. Phosphorous (R)

U. Magnesium (24 h.)

U. Osmolality (R)

U. pH

U. Specific gravity

U. Total Calcium (24 h.)

U. Total Calcium (R)

U. Total Magnesium (24 h.)

U. Total Protein / U. Creatinine (R)

U. Total Protein / U. Creatinine ratio (24 h.)

U. Uric Acid (24 h.)

Urea / BUN

Uric Acid

UTP

UTP and CCr

Vitamin B-12

Vitamin D (rapid)

    also known as : 25-hydroxy-vitamin D

VMA

    also known as : Vanillylmandelic Acid (VMA)