Laboratory: Rodolphe Merieux Laboratory
Rodolphe Merieux Laboratory, Bangladesh of BITID was inaugurated on 9th April’ 2015 by Mr. Engineer Mosharraf Hossain MP, Honourable Minister of Housing & Public Affairs of Govt of the people’s Republic of Bangladesh & Mr. Alain Merieux, President of Fondation Merieux.
The laboratory is a donation from the Fondation Merieux to the people of Bangladesh, as part of a MOU between the Foundation and the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Gov. of Bangladesh. All over the world there are about fourteen laboratories donated by Fondation Merieux. Rodolphe Merieux Laboratorty, Bangladesh is one of them.
Fondation Mérieux is an independent family foundation situated in Lyon, France. It was established in 1967 by Docteur Charles Mérieux, in honour of his father Marcel Mérieux, student of Louis Pasteur and founder of the Institut Mérieux in 1897. It was awarded official charitable status in 1976. The Fondation has dedicated over the generations for passing on their vision of serving public health worldwide. Fondation Mérieux has played a unifying role catalyzing initiatives with the common goal of fighting infectious diseases worldwide.
The laboratory has a state of the art facility of 250m2, which includes a Biosafety Level 2(BSL2) & Biosafety Level 3(BSL3) microbiology laboratory in conjunction with a general biochemistry laboratory and a molecular biology laboratory. The main idea behind constructing the lab was to make it as a reference laboratory for the whole country.
The laboratory design is based on the ISO- 14644 Part 4 & 1. ISO-14644 part 4 standard is for design and construction. ISO- 14644 part 1 standard is for classification of air cleanliness by particle concentration.
The rational of Rodolphe Merieux Laboratorty (RML) is to give Chittagong regional health system the capabilities to enhance its diagnostic capabilities.
Mission and Vision of Rodolphe Merieux Laboratorty (RML)
- Provide quality diagnosis in a safe environment
- Prevention of laboratory acquired infection
- Prevention of environmental pollution from biohazardous agents
- Increasing vulnerable population’s access to diagnostics
- Enhancing Local research capability
- Applied research on emerging diseases
- Build up the human resource by proper training & guidance
- Encouraging Dialogue & knowledge sharing
- Ensure QMS(Quality Management System)
- Practicing Biosafety & Biosecurity
Sophisticated Biomedical Instrument of Rhodolphe Merieux Laboratory
|Serial no||Name of Instrument||Utility/ Tests done||Image|
|1||Bact Alert automated blood Culture Machine||Blood culture for both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria|
|2||Electrolyte Analyzer||Detection of serum Electrolytes|
|3||Fluorescent Microscopy||AFB detection|
|4||Gene X-part machine||Molecular detection of AFB & Rifampicin resistance gene detection|
|5||HbA1C Analyzer, Quo-Lab||HbA1C detection for Diabetes Mellitus|
|6||Hematology Analyzer, Sysmex||Complete Blood Count|
|7||ELISA READER||Manual immunoassay system. Detect infectious agents & immunochemistry|
|8||Mini vidas||Fully automated multi parametric immunoassay system. Detect infectious agents, hormones, biomarkers & others.|
|9||Twincubator for LPA||Molecular detection of rifampicin & INH resistant gene detection|
|10||VITEK -2 Automated ID machine and AST||Bacterial organism identification & antimicrobial sensitivity testing by MIC method|
|11||Conventional PCR||Molecular detection of Infectious agents|
|12||Real time PCR||Automated detection & diagnosis of microbial DNA/RNA|
|13||Bio-Fire||Fully automated multiplex PCR system for molecular detection of multiple organisms from single specimen within two hours.|
Price List of Laboratory Test Recommended by Govt.
|Clinical Pathology and Hematology|
|2.||TC ,DC, ESR, HB||150/=|
|3.||TC ,DC, ESR, HB (separately)||30/=|
|4.||Total WBC count||30/=|
|5.||Peripheral blood film (PBF)|
|6.||total circulating eosinophil count||20/=|
|8.||Malaria parasite count||free|
|Biochemistry and molecular biology|
|15.||Serum lipid profile||300/=|
|22.||Serum uric acid||100/=|
|28.||Gene x part for MTB||free|
|29.||LPA for MTB||free|
|Immunology and Serology|
|39.||ICT for Dengue||300/=|
|40.||RDT for MP||wd«||
|43.||HBs Ag (ELISA)||200/=|
|44.||Culture and Sensitivity||200/=|
|45.||Sputum for AFB||free|
|47.||Gm staining (any sample)||30/=|
HBsAg and HCV (Confirmatory), T3, T4 could be done if reagents available.
|1||Clinical Pathology & Hematology||1443||2300||2420||2682||3434||5585|
COVID-19 Test Start date: 26.03.2020
|Total RT-PCR Test||Positive (March to September)|
TB Test at available is profile.
|Year||Sputum for AFB by conventional and LED microscopy||GENE X part||Line Probe Assay (LPA)||MTB culture||DST||XPRS SARS COV-2|
(January to June)