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Clinical Chemistry

Clinical Chemistry - Introduction

Clinical Chemistry is among the accredited section(scope)under IEC/ISO 15189:2012 Medical laboratories requirements for quality and competence by SADCAS in 2014 at National Health Laboratory Quality Assurance and Training Centre (NHL-QATC). The following are the accredited test analytes under this section;-

  1. Glucose (GLUC)
  2. Protein total (TP)
  3. Alanine Amino Transferase (ALT)
  4. Aspartate Amino Transferase (AST)
  5. Bilirubin direct (BIL-D)
  6. Bilirubin total (BIL-T)
  7. Cholesterol total (CHOL)
  8. Uric acid (UA)
  9. Urea blood (UREA)
  10. Triglycerides liquid (TRIG)
  11. Serum Creatinine (CREAT)
  12. Albumin (ALB)
  13. Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)
  14. Serum Calcium (CA)
  15. Alpha Amylase (AMYL)
  16. Gamma GlutamylTransferase (GGT)

Other tests includes

  1. C-Reactive proteins
  2. Ferritin (Fer)
  3. Iron (Fe)
  4. Creatine Kinase (CKL)
  5. High Density Lipoproteins (HDL)
  6. Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL)

The above test analytes are all performed by using Cobas Integra 400 Plus, a platform from Roche products.
See photos below

Fig (a)

Laboratory scientist trying to troubleshoot a cassette rack showing an error          

Fig (b)

Laboratory scientist trying to confirm alignment of sample white cups onto white cups holder of the sample rack