Clinical Biochemistry

Clinical Biochemistry evaluates the biochemical processes in the body, using many different techniques. There are several analysers to help turn around results, including the Abbott Accelerator system (APS).

abbott track

The Clinical Biochemistry section of Laboratory Medicine carries out the biochemical analysis of blood, urine and other body fluids using large throughput analysers. 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.

We offer a comprehensive analytical and advisory service to the hospital and other organisations in east Norfolk, and GPs have open access to our services.

Clinical Biochemistry encompasses Biochemistry, Toxicology and Endocrinology and is accredited by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) to BS EN ISO15189:2012

Clinical Biochemistry accreditation no. 10294

There are Clinical Biochemistry departments in all three Trusts in the Eastern Pathology Alliance (EPA) network, producing more than 14 million test results a year.

Other links

Biochemistry User Guide