The Department of Biochemistry is at the heart of The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. One of the best Biochemistry labs in NCR, it is a feather to the cap of the medical college, offering tremendous potential in teaching, and research in basic as well as applied sciences. The Department of Biochemistry was established in the year 2009, with the prime objective of generating quality-grade medical professionals, who can enrich the national health systems with their learned knowledge and thought-provoking research on unsolved areas in the field of health.
This will provide opportunities for career development for the students and staff alike. We have several experienced, friendly, and meritorious faculties of the highest repute, who form the backbone of the department. We integrate innovative teaching methods and Problem-Based Learning, to help the students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
The Department has a strong determination to be a centre of excellence in teaching and bio-medical research (basic, applied, and diagnostic), worthy of international standards. We offer various undergraduate (MBBS) and postgraduate programs (MD, Ph.D., and MSc Medical Biochemistry). Students are encouraged to undertake research activities, by helping them to apply for funding for research projects with organizations such as ICMR and DST. Our faculty members have been published multiple times in various national and international journals. All the faculty members are keenly involved in research in various fields such as Metabolism, Trace Elements, Lipidology, Cancer, Genetics, and Immunochemistry.
Facilities Available – Our commitment to excellence has its foundation in our innovative course structure, backed up by well-equipped laboratories and experienced faculty. The department has state-of-the-art UG and PG laboratories, along with a clinical biochemistry lab, that is a part of the central laboratory services of SGT Hospital, in association with FMHS, that are involved in the accurate and time-bound analysis of various samples of OPD and IPD patients.
Our Demonstration Rooms are well furnished and equipped with the latest teaching aids such as OHP, overhead projector, and LCD with computers. The most important resource of any department is human resources and we have a very strong unit of well-qualified, dedicated, well-experienced, and passionate faculty members, who are committed to inspiring the students to achieve nothing short of excellence, whether it be in academics, research, or laboratory care. The department is equipped with the latest instruments and equipment such as HPLC, Gel doc, -80oC freezers, Double beam UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, ELISA scan & reader, Electrophoresis (horizontal and vertical), PCR, Semi auto-analyzer, Fume hoods, pH meters, and Chromatographic apparatus.
The vision of our clinical laboratory is to provide leadership in the field of Clinical Biochemistry and its application to patient care. We aim to achieve high reliability and efficiency in all the procedures including patient identification, specimen collection, assaying, reporting, as well as follow-up. For achieving our goal, this laboratory is supervised by experienced, knowledgeable, dedicated, and passionate faculties on a rotation basis. They are assisted by a qualified and motivated team of technical staff. The lab is well equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology, to perform not only routine biochemical tests for patient care but also a wide variety of specialized investigations, such as tumor markers, electrophoresis, diabetic profile, lipid profile, liver profile, renal profile, thyroid profile, infertility profile, cardiac profile and many more. We have 3 fully automated Biochemistry analyzers (Mindray BS 300, Transasia EM 200, Transasia EM 375), one latest CLIA (Maglumi 1000), ISE Electrolyte analyzers (Easylyte plus, Acculyte-I), lithium analyzers (Easylyte plus), Chem-7 semi auto-analyzer and a RO system for laboratory grade water supply.
Our laboratory uses Internal Quality Control (IQC) to detect, reduce and correct deficiencies in the laboratory’s analytical processes, prior to the release of patient reports. External Quality Assessment (EQA) is used to identify the degree of agreement between our laboratory’s results and that of other standard laboratories. We participate continuously in External Quality Assessment Schemes (EQAS), run by CMC Vellore, for improvement in our laboratory performance.
Overall, departments like these are why SGT Hospital is considered one of the best hospitals in Delhi NCR.