SCB Medical College and Hospital gets a state-of-the-art Molecular Genomic Diagnosis and Research Laboratory, which is a first-of-its-kind facility in Eastern India.
The laboratory at the Biochemistry department has ultra-modern equipment worth more than Rs 5 crore and it will be able to detect cancer mutations even in the precancerous stage.
Besides, the laboratory will help in determining Malaria, TB, methicillin-resistant bacterial infections in ICU and detecting drug sensitivity within a few hours.
Gene sequencing can also be done at the facility by checking the DNA sequence and mutation disease susceptibility to diabetes mellitus, hypertension, Alzheimer’s, depression and happiness.
Head of Bio-chemistry department of SCB Prof Manmath Kumar Mandal said earlier, said samples were sent outside the State for tests and patients had to spend more and wait for 15 to 20 days for the report. “Now all these tests will be done at the laboratory free and the results will be available in a few hours,” he added.