Laboratory Facility

LAB Facilities

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

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.  
 14  ABG Analyzer


Price List of Laboratory Test Recommended by Govt.

Clinical Pathology and Hematology
1. CBC 200/=
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/=
7. Platelate count 50/=
8. Malaria parasite count free
9. MP test free
10. Urine R/E 20/=
11. Stool R/E 20/=
Biochemistry and molecular biology
12. Blood sugar 60/=
13. Serum bilirubin 60/=
14.  Blood urea 50/=
15. Serum lipid profile 300/=
16. Serum cholesterol 50/=
17. Serum trigliceride 100/=
18. Serum HDL 100/=
19. Serum LDL 250/=
20. Serum creatinine 50/=
21. Serum calcium 80/=
22. Serum uric acid 100/=
23. SGPT 70/=
24. SGOT 70/-
25. Serum T3 200/=
26. Serum T4 200/=
27. TSH 200/=
28. Gene x part for MTB free
29. LPA for MTB free
30. RT-PCR (COVID-19) 100/=
Immunology and Serology
31.  Pregnancy test 80/=
32. Widal test 80/=
33. Blood grouping 50/=
34. Rh typing 50/=
35. HBsAg(screening) 150/=
36. HCV (Screening) 450/=
37. ASO titre 100/=
38. VDRL 50/=
39. ICT for Dengue 300/=
40. RDT for MP wd«|
41. CRP 150/=
42. RA test 60/=
43. HBs Ag (ELISA) 200/=
Micro biology
44. Culture and Sensitivity 200/=
45. Sputum for AFB free
46. MTB Culture free
47. Gm staining (any sample) 30/=
Cardiology
48. ECG 80/=

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

SL  No Test 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
1 Clinical Pathology & Hematology 1443 2300 2420 2682 3434 5585
2 Biochemistry 1318 2259 3091 3151 3751 3468
3 Serology 367 538 409 315 294 220
4 Immunology 0 0 120 218 500 899
5 Microbiology 0 0 127 464 1729 1331
6 AFB Microscopy 0 0 0 528 832 776
7 Xpert MTB/RIF 0 0 0 620 1117 1636

COVID-19 Test Start date: 26.03.2020

Total RT-PCR Test Positive                    (March to September)
41947 4074

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
2017 528 620  — 208  —
2018 832 1117  — 117  —
2019 943 1636  — 26  —
2020

(January to June)

345 404  —  —  —