Biochemistry

WHAT IS A CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY TEST

Laboratory tests include a range of blood and urine tests.

Blood work may include testing for genetics (inherited disorders) or to determine the amount of oxygen in the blood.

Urine tests may be performed to check blood, chemicals, bacteria, and cells for infection or other abnormalities.

HOW IS IT DONE

Clinical chemistry uses chemical processes to measure levels of chemical components in body fluids and tissues.

Many different tests exist to detect and measure almost any type of chemical component in blood or urine. Components may include blood glucose, electrolytes, enzymes, hormones, lipids (fats), other metabolic substances, and proteins.

ROLE OF QUALITY CONTROL IN BIOCHEMICAL TESTS

The results obtained from various tests are used by doctors to

  1. Diagnose
  2. Prescribe
  3. Monitor the progress

Hence it is very important to have good accuracy and reliability of these tests.