Biochemistry is a scientific discipline that explores the chemical processes and molecules that occur within living organisms. It combines principles of chemistry and biology to study the structure, function, and interactions of biomolecules such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Biochemistry explores chemical processes related to living organisms. It is a laboratory-based science combining biology and chemistry.

Biochemistry focuses on the study of biomolecules, which are essential components of living organisms. These biomolecules include proteins, which are involved in cellular structure and function; carbohydrates, which serve as a source of energy and structural components.

The scope of medical biochemistry includes the following:

  • The chemical components of the human body, including carbohydrates and lipids; amino acids and proteins; blood and plasma; biological membranes; nucleic acids (DNA and RNA).
  • The major chemical processes in the human body, such as cell development; enzyme activity; membrane transport mechanisms; homeostasis; blood coagulation (clotting); oxygen transport; neurotransmitter function; ageing.
  • Nutrition and mineral metabolism, including the role and function of vitamins in the body.
  • Molecular genetics.
  • Heredity.
  • Genomics.

One of the central aspects of biochemistry is the study of enzymes, specialized proteins that catalyze biochemical reactions. Enzymes play a crucial role in the regulation and acceleration of chemical reactions in living systems. Biochemists examine enzyme structure, function, and kinetics, including factors that influence enzyme activity and regulation.

Biochemistry is also the sole field that accurately describes the function and role of vitamins in the body. With millions of people taking daily vitamins and mineral supplements, the ongoing discoveries made by biochemists will continue to exert a huge impact on the field of nutritional deficiency.

Biochemistry provides a foundation for understanding the chemical basis of life. It integrates principles of chemistry and biology to explore the intricacies of biomolecules, metabolic pathways, gene expression, and cellular processes.

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Results of test procedures processed on site are reported to the health care provider the same day during regular business hours. Testing and services available through our Laboratory include:

  • Blood Bank / Transfusion
  • Immunology and Flow Cytometry
  • Reference Lab Testing referrals
  • Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Histology
  • Serology
  • Point-of-Care Testing
  • Microbiology and Virology
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Coagulationy
  • Pathology & Cytology
  • Urinalysis

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