About Clinical Biochemistry Department
The department of Clinical Biochemistry provides advanced and highly specialized clinical laboratory services to patients mainly within Sultan Qaboos University hospital and, whenever needed, to patients within other local hospitals as well. The laboratory carries out many general and specialized biochemical tests that test various organ and tissue functions as well as blood/ fluid proteins, hormones, enzymes, carbohydrates and lipids. Our Biomedical scientists professionals test for metabolic intermediates such as amino acids, organic acids, and acyl-carnitines, as part of biochemical metabolic laboratory services provided to patients . We also provide therapeutic drug monitoring services and drugs of abuse levels as part of our clinical toxicology laboratory services. All these services are provided, under the same roof, with state-of the art technology and expertise. All tests are done by well trained Biomedical Sciences ( BMS) professionals and are subject to stringent internal and external quality control measures. Abnormal results are verified and interpreted ,whenever required, by trained and professional Clinical Biochemistry consultants. Specialized tests and dynamic endocrine tests are also interpreted by consultants. The department is an accredited and recognized center for the training and development of clinical biochemistry residents from the Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB), as well as, medical students and medical laboratory sciences students from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, both foreign and domestic. We receive and train, on a monthly basis, various BMS applicants/ graduates from various training institutes and universities all over the Sultanate, including SQU itself. We conduct and participate actively in various and unique research related-activities. Our research activities involves collaboration with students, nurses, biomedical scientists, physicians and other health care and academic professionals. Our various research activities encompass and involves other departments , colleges and hospitals whether local, national, regional or international.