Biochemistry
This is the laboratory generating the most activity. The lab works 24/7 all year round and deals in the following areas:
•    A range of qualitative blood serum and other body fluid tests using automatic equipment to diagnose and monitor organ functioning: liver, kidney, heart, bones, etc. and similarly  electrolyte balance, iron metabolism, blood fat levels and more.
•    Blood gases tests
•    Cardiac indicators: Troponin, NT-proBNP, CK-MB
•    Bilirubin tests for newborns during their stay in the hospital and after discharge
•    Osmolarity tests, protein electrophoresis, blood sedimentation and more

In addition, the lab is responsible for tests conducted by the medical team at the patient’s side – selecting the equipment and calibration, training the staff, quality control, monitoring staff usage and operator feedback, managing inventory, etc.

All tests are performed by authorized employees (identified through the barcode on the employee card) and it is the employee’s responsibility to read the patient’s ID details to the machine. All results are transmitted to the lab computer system and documented in the patient’s computerized records.

Research Areas
 •    Infant Bilirubin: evaluating different measuring methods, infant G6PD-deficient hepatitis and more.
•    Heart indicators: Troponin in patients in sepsis situations, NT-proBNP in assessing cardiac function in children in different physiological situations and with varying illnesses, assessing cardiovascular risks in children with kidney transplants, and more.
•    S-100 protein as a diagnostic indication in resuscitation, strokes, etc.

Endocrinology and Fertility
•    Hormonal tests to identify and monitor thyroid disease, growth problems, adrenal gland functioning, diabetes and hypoglycemia checks, hypercalcemia and measuring parathyroid hormone levels during operations as a benchmark for surgical success (correct identification of the gland and its complete removal.)
•    Anemia tests: testing vitamins such as B12 and folic acid and ferritin.
•    B-hCG tests to diagnose and monitor pregnancy, as a means of diagnosing extrauterine pregnancy, threatening miscarriage, molar pregnancy or malignant growths. Monitoring surgical treatment or chemotherapy.
•    Endocrinological examinations for fertility problems in both women and men, determining hormone levels during various fertility treatments (the lab works in close cooperation with the IVF Unit.)
•    Male fertility – comprehensive sperm tests according to WHO regulations, preparing sperm for intrauterine injection during fertility treatment (together with the IVF Unit.)
•    Monitoring drug levels: antiepileptic drugs, digoxin and quinidine, cyclosporine and tacrolimus for transplant patients, theophylline, methotrexate in chemotherapy, follow-up in hematological malignancies, urinary drugs surveys and more.

Research Areas
•    Inhibin B and AMH (Anti Mullerian Hormone) tests to assess ovarian reserves and in reaction to various fertility treatments.
•    Vitamin B12 in Gaucher’s sufferers and the frequency of the vitamin deficiency in the general population.

Gastroenterology
•    Respiratory tests to diagnose digestive tract illness caused by the Helicobacter Pylori bacteria
•    Sweat tests to diagnose cystic fibrosis
•    Respiratory tests to identify problems in sugar absorbtion, tests to check the process of emptying the stomach from solids and liquids
•    Vitamin A and E tests in HPLC, bile salts and feces fats tests
•    Respiratory tests for carbohydrates
•    Respiratory tests for the urea to discover Helicobacter Pylori
•    Gathering feces for fats
•    Calprotectin in feces
•    TPMT (enzyme) activity
•    Purinethol and Imuran metabolite levels in the blood TG-6 and MMP6