Clinical Biochemistry evaluates the biochemical processes in the body and uses many different techniques to process this work. This section has several analysers to help turn around results in a timely manner. The Abbott Accelerator system (APS) is one of the systems used.
The Clinical Biochemistry section of Laboratory Medicine carries out the biochemical analysis of blood, urine and other body fluids using large throughput analysers to manage the large workload. A wide variety of analytical tests are performed including those to monitor the functioning of kidneys, liver, bone, heart and thyroid.
This department also measures:
- tumour markers such as HCG and CEA,
- glucose and HbA1c for diabetic monitoring,
- hormone levels, and
tests for drug monitoring such as digoxin, anti epileptic drugs, paracetamol, salicylate and antibiotics.
Clinical Biochemistry works to the nationally agreed standards set out by Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MRHA).
Abbott Accelerator system (APS)