Laboratory Facility

LAB Facilities

List of Investigations Done at Rodolphe Merieux Laboratory

Name of Investigations
Biochemistry Blood sugar, Serum Bilirubin, Serum Creatinine, Lipid profile, Serum calcium, SGPT, SGOT, Total protein, Alkaline phosphate, Magnesium, Protein Urine & CSF, CK-MB, HbA1C
Serology HBsAg, CRP, ASO Titre, RPR, Pregnancy Test, Blood Grouping & Rh Trying
Pathology Urine R/E, Stool R/E
Hematology  CBC, MP test
Immunology TSH, Anti HBs Ab, Anti-HCV Ab.
Microbiology Urine culture, Stool culture, Gram’s Stain, AFB Stain, Fungus culture, Sputum culture( for practice) now closed, Blood culture, Throat swab culture, Pus culture.
Molecular Biology Gene Xpert (Pulmonary / Extra Pulmonary)


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

Committed to

  • 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

List of Investigations Done at  Rodolphe Merieux Laboratory (BITID)

Name of Investigations
Biochemistry Immunology, Molecular Biology & Serology Microbiology & Parasitology
Blood sugar TSH Routine Laboratory Culture (Stool, Urine, Pus, Sputum, CSF, Blood)
Serum Creatinine Widal Test Gram’s Stain
Blood Urea Blood Grouping & Rh Trying AFB Stain (ZN and Auramine Stain)
Uric Acid HBsAg (Screening) Malarial Parasites
Lipid profile ASO Titre MTB Culture (Solid) (Sputum, CSF, and other body fluid)
Serum Bilirubin VDRL
SGOT RDL for Malaria
SGPT C- reactive Protein
RA Test
Gene Xpert for MTB/Rif
LPA for MTB (Reagents not available)
Pregnancy Test

HBsAg and HCV (Confirmatory), T3, T4 could be done if reagents available.

Year Clinical Pathology & Hematology Biochemistry Serology Immunology Microbiology Sputum for AFB  



2017 2682 3151 315 218 464 528 620
2016 2420 3091 409 120 127 0 0
2015 2300 2259 538 0 0 0 0
2014 1443 1318 367 0 0 0 0
Total 8845 9819 1629 338 591 528 620