::Departments : Pre Clinical : BioChemistry
Department of Biochemistry
                                              
From 1954 onwards (From the starting of Madurai Medical College) Department of Biochemistry is functioning. Earlier it was as Chemistry Department and later it has been converted as Biochemistry Department.
 
At the origin it catered to the needs of 50 students and thereafter for 100 students of MBBS.

At present it provides Medical Education for
                     155    MBBS students 
                       50    B.Sc. Nursing students 
                     100    DMLT students per year.
 
It is striving to make diligent doctors and paramedical personnel to this society.
 
We envisage that the PG courses could be created in future.
 
In our Biochemistry department various investigations like Hormones assay, Metabolic Screening, EPP, Chromatography, Bence Jones Protein, VMA, Ceruloplasmin, Haemoglobin derivatives, etc. are performed.
 
24 Hours Biochemistry Laboratory 

 It functioning  under the control of Department of Biochemistry is known as Lab. No. 29, the investigation hub of the prominent Government Rajaji Hospital.
 
Numerous routine biochemical investigations are performed in 24 Hours Biochemistry Laboratory to provide medical service to all the people who come Government Rajaji Hospital.
 
People from entire Southern Tamilnadu consisting of Madurai city, suburbs, towns and villages of Madurai are benefiting by our service.
 
 Present status of Biochemistry Department
 
Department of Biochemistry provides Medical Education for
              155 MBBS students and
                50 B.Sc. Nursing students and
              100 DMLT students per year
 
In our Biochemistry department, various investigations like Hormones assay, Metabolic Screening, EPP, Chromatography, Bence Jones Protein, VMA, Ceruloplasmin, etc. are performed.
 
It is functioning with 24 Hours Biochemistry Laboratory at Government Rajaji Hospital, the reputed Hospital in South Tamil Nadu.
 
Numerous and various investigations like Glucose, Urea, Creatinine, Lipid profiles, LFT, Investigation on various body fluids, 24 Hours Urine Protein, Spot PCR, etc. are performed in 24 Hours Biochemistry Laboratory to provide medical service to all the people who come towards Government Rajaji Hospital.
 
 
Laboratories
 
            There are four laboratories in our department

      MBBS Practical Laboratory
           
50 students can be engaged in their practical at once.

      DMLT Practical Laboratory
            50 students can be engaged in their practical at once.

      Metabolic Laboratory
            Various investigations are performed in this laboratory.

     24 Hours Biochemistry Laboratory
           
It is functioning with Government Rajaji Hospital for the provision of patient care services.
 
Lecture Hall

            There are One Lecture Hall and One Demonstration Hall in our department
 
Staff Room
 
            There are separate staff rooms for Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Tutors and Non Medical staffs in our department.
 
Equipments
 
            Various equipments like Fully automated analyzers, Semi auto analyzers, ELISA washer, ELISA reader, Electrophoresis, Electrolyte analyser, Cold storage room, etc. are being utilized in our department.
 
External Quality Control
 
            External Quality Control from Christian Medical College, Vellore is being performed to get reliable results on investigations.

             Academic Courses presently going on with number of seats
 
            MBBS                       -            155 seats
 
            B.Sc. Nursing            -              50 seats
 
            DMLT 1st year          -            100 seats
 
            DMLT 2nd year         -            100 seats
 
                                            Number of Faculty sanctioned
 

 
S.No.

Name of the post

No. of posts sanctioned

 

 
 
1.
 
Professor & HOD / Reader /
Associate Professor
 
3
 
 
 
 
 
2.
 
Assistant Professor / Tutor
 
4
 
 
 

 
 
3.
 
Non Medical Assistant to the Professor of Biochemistry
 
7
 
 
 
 
 
4.
 
Non Medical Demonstrator
 
8
 
 
 

 
 
5.
 
Lab. Technician Gr. I
 
5
 
 
 

 
 
6.
 
Lab. Technician Gr. II
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

  Facilities and Services provided by the Department
 
As we are having various equipments, we could perform the investigations on blood, serum, plasma and various types of body fluids immediately so that we could tackle 600 numbers of Inpatients as well as 300 numbers of Outpatients per day


We are performing dissertation for PG students of Medicine, M.Sc., M. Phil, Ph. D students after getting proper consensus with concerned officials.
 
Glucose, Urea, Creatinine, Lipid profile, Protein, Albumin, SGOT, SGPT, Alkp, Bilirubin, Electrolytes, CK, CKMB, Amylase, Hormone Assay, Metabolic screening, Bence Jones Protein, VMA, Ceruloplasmin, Haemoglobin derivatives, etc. are being investigated here.
 
Central Lab
 
            We are to establish Central lab with latest equipments which can afford to probe more investigations.
 
Prizes and Awards constituted by the Department
 
            Medal Examination is being conducted every year.

            Gold Medal             for             1st rank

            Silver Medal            for             2nd rank

            Bronze Medal          for             3rd rank are sanctioned.
 
 
  Patient Care Services
 
            No. of units                                    :            All units of Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai
 
            OP days and timing                        :            Monday to Saturday

                                                                                7.00 am to 12.00 noon
 
            Admission day                               :             Investigations done round the clock on all days
 
 
 
i.                                                 Annual Average of OP & IP

 
S.No. Detail No. of patients per year No. of investigations per year
 
1.

 
 
Inpatients
 
1,70,000
 
7,00,000
 
2.
 
Outpatients
 
65,000
 
1,70,000
   
Total
 
2,35,000
 
8,70,000

 

 Special Clinics Conducted
 
In our Biochemistry department various investigations like Hormones assay, Metabolic Screening, EPP, Chromatography, Bence Jones Protein, VMA, Ceruloplasmin, Haemoglobin derivatives, etc. are performed.
 
Glucose, Urea, Creatinine, Lipid Profile, Albumin, SGOT, SGPT, Alkp, Bilirubin, Electrophoresis, CK, CKMB, Amylase are being investigated in 24 Hours Biochemistry laboratory

 
l. Types of tests performed with Annual Statistics

 
S. No.

Name of the investigation

Total for OP

Total for IP

Grand Total
 
1 Glucose 58803 141404 200207
2 Urea 27427 119117 146544
3 Creatinine 27164 119022 146186
4 Bilirubin 19007 73505 92512
5 SGOT 1448 7914 9362
6 SGPT 1605 8520 10125
7 Proteins 3175 32846 36021
8 Uric acid 391 1346 1737
9 Cholesterol 2126 4508 6634
10 Alkaline Phosphatase 2004 9769 11773
11 Calcium 142 1496 1638
12 Phosphorus 53 606 653
13 Lipid Profile 4191 16472 20663
14 Amylase 38 867 905
15 Fluids 2598 4318 6916
16 Electrolytes (Na, K, Cl) 5953 141230 147183
17 CK 40 1315 1355
18 CKMB 0 1 1
19 Stone Analysis 0 12 12
20 Ceruloplasmin 0 73 73
21 T3 3030 0 3030
22 T4 4167 0 4167
23 TSH 4567 0 4567
24 FSH 198 0 198
25 LH 206 0 206
26 Prolactin 196 0 196
  Total No. of tests 168469 684341 852810
  Total No. of samples 66684 171609 238413
 
 

 

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