Important information:Diabetes Unit Laboratory has over 2000 sq ft. space, with facilities for haematology, biochemistry, endocrinology and related measurements and a substantial computer/data management facility.
All biochemical, metabolic and hormonal assays in diabetes and related metabolic-endocrine conditions are performed in the laboratory of diabetes unit. We have expertise in ELISA, and DELFIA assays, and advanced systems including auto analyzers, cell counters, multilabel-analyzers, and HPLC. Our staff is experienced in measurement of Insulin, Proinsulin, Adiponectin, Leptin, CRP, Homocysteine, IGF-1, IGFBP-3, IL-6, TNF-alfa, etc. We are also trained in microbiological assays for vitamin B12 and Folate and exosome isolation from plasma/serum.
Details:Haematology - These tests can evaluate a variety of blood conditions including infection, anemia, inflammation, hemophilia, blood-clotting disorders, leukemia and the body's response to chemotherapy treatments.
Biochemistry - The biochemical profile is a series of blood tests used to evaluate the functional capacity of several critical organs and systems, such as the liver and kidneys.
Endocrinology - To learn if the endocrine glands are working correctly.To determine the cause of an endocrinological problem.
Hormonal assays - A hormonal assay test is performed to give an indication of metabolic processes and conditions, or 'hormone imbalance.
ELISA - An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, also called ELISA or EIA, is a test that detects and measures antibodies in your blood.
DELFIA - DELFIA® (dissociation-enhanced lanthanide fluorescence immunoassay) is a time-resolved fluorescence (TRF) intensity technology. Assays are designed to detect the presence of a compound or biomolecule using lanthanide chelate labeled reagents, separating unbound reagent using wash steps.
HPLC - HPLC stands for High Performance Liquid Chromatography, and is a technique used to separate different constituents of a compound using high pressure to push solvents through the column. It is the most widely used technique to identify, quantify and separate components of a mixture.
Microbiological assays - Microbial assays or microbiological assays could be a sort of bioassays designed to analyse the compounds or substances that have impact on micro-organisms. They help to estimate concentration and efficiency of antibiotics.
Exosome isolation - Various methods for the isolation of exosomes from biological fluids have been developed. They include centrifugation, chromatography, filtration, polymer-based precipitation and immunological separation.
Brief statistics:Laboratory is working since 1987. The tests in all done per month are approximately ~1000/month.
Schedule (specific days of the week, time):The laboratory is open on all weekdays.
Consultants / Staff involved• Mr. D. S.Bhat
• Mrs. Deepa Raut-Verma
• Mrs. Rajashree Kamat
• Ms. Sayali Wadke
OPD LaboratoryImportant Information:
Diabetes unit OPD lab conducts biological sample collection and blood sugar diagnostic facility for outdoor patients. Trained phlebotomist and nursing staff is available for blood collection.
In diagnostic facility we have Anolox (GM7) glucose analyser which gives immediate and accurate reporting of blood sugar by using 2-3 drops of blood.
Schedule (specific days of the week, time):Monday to Saturday 8.00 am to 2.00 pm
Consultants / Staff involvedMr. D.S. Bhat
Ms. Sayali wadke
Mrs. Shivani Rangnekar
Mrs. Leena James.