Biochemistry Laboratory

About Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the branch of science that explores the chemical processes within and related to living organisms. It is a laboratory based science that brings together biology and chemistry. By using chemical knowledge and techniques. Biochemistry covers a range of scientific disciplines, including genetics, microbiology, forensics, plant science and medicine.

Biochemistry focuses on processes happening at a molecular level. It focuses on what’s happening inside our cells, studying components like proteins, lipids and organelles. It also looks at how cells communicate with each other, for example during growth or fighting illness. Biochemists need to understand how the structure of a molecule relates to its function, allowing them to predict how molecules will interact.

Instruments available in Biochemistry Laboratory:

Sr.No. Name of the Instrument Made by Purpose of the Instrument


1 BX-3010 Chemistry Auto Analyzer Sysmex Corporation, Japan For all routine Biochemical Investigations, some Specific Serum Assays and Urinary Assays.
2 RT-PCR : CFX 96 Bio-Rad Laboratories, USA For detection of Viruses, Mutations and Gene expression studies.
3 AIA-360 Auto Immuno Assay Analyzer Tosoh Corporation, Japan For all Hormonal Assays, Carcinogenic Markers, Acute Phase Proteins and Special Cardiac Markers like Troponin I.
4 Nyco Card Reader Axis Shield Corporation, Norway For Glycosylated Hemoglobin (HbA1C), C-Reactive Protein etc.
5 I Chroma-II Boditech Med. Inc., Korea For Hormonal Assays Acute Phase Proteins.
6 Refrigerated Centrifuge Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA For RT-PCR work
7 Micro Spin (RM 02 Plus) Remi Laboratory Instrument, India For RT-PCR work
8 Bio Safety Cabinet

(Level – IIA)

Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA For RT-PCR work
9 Chest Cold Freezer


Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA For RT-PCR work
10 Chest Cold Freezer


Vest Frost, Denmark For RT-PCR work
11 Working Reagent Refrigerator (2-8°C) Blue Star, India For Clinical sample preparation
12 Deep Freezer Blue Star, India For Clinical sample preparation
13 UPS System with battery backup for Lab Blue Star Energy Pvt. Ltd., India For Power Backup
14 Sample Shaker Lab Line Equipments Pvt. Ltd., India For Clinical sample preparation
15 Vortex Mixer and Shaker Remi Laboratory Instrument, India For RT-PCR Work
16 Micro Pipettes Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA For RT-PCR Work
17 PCR Plate rotor Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA For RT-PCR Work
18 iFUGE M-PCR strip rotor with centrifuge Neuation Technologies, India For RT-PCR Work

Scope of services:

For patients of ITRA:

  • Sample Collection Facility with waiting area
  • Clinical Diagnostic Services to the Patients of OPD and IPD
  • RT-PCR Testing
  • Bar-coded screening of samples and reporting

For Scholars of ITRA:

Teaching of Biochemistry to MD Residents, B.Pharm (AYU) and BNYS Students.

Guidance to PhD Scholars in their Thesis Making.

Facilities Available to Students:

  • Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • Departmental Library
  • Short terms hands on training in Handling Biochemistry Equipment


Quality control in the Medical Laboratory is the Statistical Process used to monitor and evaluate the analytical process that produces patient results. QC is used to validate whether the instrument is operating within predefined specifications, inferring that patient test results are reliable. Once the system is validated, patient results can then be used for diagnosis, prognosis or treatment planning.

Internal Quality Control Program (IQCP) is implementing in our laboratory by both (Normal and Pathological) QC samples purchased from Randox Quality Control, UK.

External Quality Control Program (EQCP): successfully participating in EQCP Programme (EQAS) conducting by Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory of Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamilnadu. Our Participation is since from Feb-2017, without any fail and we received the Certificate of Participation for the Chemistry, Thyroid and Reproductive Markers for the 2020-21.

Biochemistry Laboratory, I.T.R.A., Jamnagar

Sr. No. NAME OF THE TEST Price (in Rs.)
1 Glucose 30
2 Complete GTT 90
3 Cholesterol 55
4 Triglyceride 45
5 HDL 90
6 Urea 45
7 S. Creatinine 55
8 Uric Acid 55
9 Bilirubin Total & Direct 55
10 S.G.P.T. 65
11 S.G.O.T. 70
12 Alkaline Phosphatase 65
13 Total Protein & A:G Ratio 55
14 Serum Calcium 55
15 Urinary Calcium 55
16 Iron & UIBC (TIBC) 110
17 RA Quantitative 140
18 CRP Quantitative 110
19 HbA1c (Glycosylated Hb) 220
20 TT3 120
21 FT3 130
22 TT4 120
23 FT4 130
24 TSH 120
25 FSH 200
26 LH-II 200
27 Estradiol-II (E2) 200
28 Progesterone 220
29 Prolactin 200
30 Testosterone 220
31 Ferritin 200
32 Vitamin B12 290
33 CA-125 450
34 PSA-II 220
35 Cortisol 290
36 Insulin 230
37 Ig E – II 230