Laboratory Service

The Laboratory Services at Dhaka, Bangladesh offers a comprehensive range of laboratory tests for the diagnosis, , anagement and prevention of a wide variety of diseases.

Tests Offered:

Clinical Biochemistry

  • Renal Function (Urea, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Glucose, Creatinine, Bicarbonate, Creatinine Clearance)
  • Liver Function (Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin, Total Bilirubin, Direct Bilirubin, ALP, ALT, AST, GGT)
  • Cardiac Markers (CKMB-Mass, TnT, NT-pro-BNP)
  • Lipids (Total Cholesterol, Triglyceride, HDL-Cholesterol & LDL- Cholesterol)
  • Therapeutic Drugs (Acetaminophen, Gentamycin, Phenytoin, Digoxin, Theophylline, Vancomycin, Carbamazepine, Valproate, Salicylate)
  • Thyroid Function Tests (FT4, TSH, TPO-Ab, TgAb, anti-TSHR)
  • Hormones (Prolactin, FSH, LH, Total Testosterone, Cortisol, Estradiol, Progesterone, Insulin, C-peptide, Sex Hormone Binding Globulin, Insulin-like Growth Factor 1, Growth Hormone, PTH)
  • Tumour Markers (CEA, free PSA, CA125, AFP, CA15-3, CA19-9)
  • CRP (ultra-sensitive), Transferrin, Ferritin, Vitamin B12, Folate, Iron, HBA1c, ds DNA, ANA
  • Calcium, Uric Acid, Phosphate, Magnesium, LDH, Amylase, Arterial Blood Gas, Ionised Calcium, Lactate, Urinary Total Protein, Urine Microalbumin, Myeloma Screen, Prealbumin, Carboxyhemoglobin, Methemoglobin, Rheumatoid factor, procalcitonin
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Examination
  • Stool Examination (Parasites, Ova, Amoeba & Cysts, Occult Blood)
  • Pregnancy Test (ß-HCG)
  • Urine Phase Contrast Microscopy
  • Urine Examination / Specific Gravity
  • Blood Ketones
  • Semen Analysis
  • VDRL / Syphilis TP
  • Body Fluid (pleural, peritoneal, Synovial fluid) Examination
  • Serum and Urine Osmolality
  • Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Urine Bilirubin / Urobilinogen
  • Hepatitis A IgM
  • Hepatitis B – HBs Ag
  • Hepatitis B – Anti HBs
  • Hepatitis B – Anti HBc IgM
  • Hepatitis B – HBe Ag
  • Hepatitis C – IgG
  • Hepatitis A Virus, Total
  • Anti HIV Screening Test

Histo-pathology / Cytopathology

  • Gynaecological Cytology (Pap smear)
  • Non-Gynaecological Cytology including Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Gross and Microscopic Tissue Interpretation
  • Immuno-histochemistry
  • Frozen Section

Haematology / Coagulation

  • Full Blood Count (Haemoglobin, Total White Cell Count, Total White Differential Count, Total Red Cell Count, Hematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC & Platelet Count)
  • Dengue Serology
  • Blood films for Malaria parasites / Microfilaria
  • ESR or erythrocyte sedimentation rate / Peripheral Blood Film / Reticulocytes
  • Prothrombin Time (INR)
  • Partial Thromboplastin Time
  • Thrombin Clotting Time
  • D-Dimer
  • Thalassemia Screen

Blood Bank

  • ABO and Rh blood group typing
  • Antibody Screening
  • Direct / Indirect Anti Globulin test
  • Compatibility Tests

Microbiology

  • Aerobic / Anaerobic Culture and Sensitivity
  • Gram stains
  • Acid fast stains
  • Fungal microscopy
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture and Sensitivity
  • Stool pathogens
  • Legionella urine antigen
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae urine antigen
  • Influenza antigen detection

Quality Assurance

We subscribe to the following external Quality Assurance Programs:

Clinical Laboratory

  • Haematology
    • American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) / College of American Pathologists (CAP) Viral Markers (VM)
    • B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)
    • Blood Gas (AQ)
    • Blood Oximetry (SO)
    • Blood Parasite (BP)
    • Body Fluid (FLD)
    • Body Fluid Crystals (BFC)
    • Cardiac (CAR)
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (M)
    • Chemistry (C / CN3)
    • Clinical Microscopy (CM, OB)
    • Coagulation (CG1)
    • Diagnostic Immunology (S)
    • Direct AntiGlobulin Testing (DAT)
    • ESR or erythrocyte sedimentation rate
    • Glycohemoglobin (GH2)
    • Haematology (FH3)
    • Haemoglobinopathy Survey (HG)
    • Immunology General (G)
    • Immunology Special (S2)
    • Ligand Assay – Special (Y)
    • Ligand (General) SI units (KN)
    • Parasitology (P3)
    • Reticulocyte (RT)
    • Rheumatoid Factor (RF) / CRP
    • Syphilis Serology (G)
    • Transfusion Medicine (J1)
    • Transfusion Medicine Automated Testing (JAT)
    • Tumour Markers (TM)
    • Whole Blood Glucose (WB2)
    • Urine Chemistry (U)
  1. External Quality Assurance Schemes (
    • Monthly Clinical Chemistry
    • Monthly Immunoassay / Monthly Hemoglobin
  2. National Proficiency Testing Programmes in:
    • Transfusion Medicine – ABO Rhesus Typing
    • Diagnostic Immunology Serology (HIV)
    • Malaria Parasite