What is a dry chemistry test?

What is a dry chemistry test?

In this video, Dr. Sunil Dargar, MBBS, MD, Pathologist, New Delhi, will explain about dry chemistry tests. Dry chemistry means that there is no conventional liquid utilized. It is a reflected light photometry whereas in conventional chemistry, it is transmitted light photometry. In dry chemistry, there are multiple sandwiched layers, chemical reacting substances and when serum or plasma is added, it has to pass through layers of filtered materials goes through the different chemicals and finally reaches a chromogenic layer which causes a colour change in intensity measured as concentration of that particular analyzed sugar, cholesterol, urea, etc. The results of dry chemistry are comparable with any other methods of wet chemistry. The only drawback of these tests are that they are little expensive as compared to the conventional liquid chemistry tests.

Dr. Sunil Dargar

MBBS, MD - Pathology & Microbiology. Has 38 years of experience. Pathologist in Jasola, Delhi and has an experience of 38 years in this field. Practices at Delhi ENT Multispecialty Hospital and Research Centre in Jasola, Delhi. Completed MBBS from Nagpur University in 1980 and MD - Pathology & Microbiology from Nagpur University in 1983. A member of Delhi Medical Council.

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