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The Unit of Chemical and Microbiological Analysis performs routine haematochemical tests for a thorough check-up at patient’s admission, laboratory diagnostics for endocrine-metabolic diseases, including growth deficits, as well as tests for hereditary diseases such as adreno-genital syndrome (21-hydroxylase deficiency),  biochemical markers related to oxidative stress, neuro-metabolic screening and lysosomal enzymes activities related to genetic diseases.

Biochemistry division
Neurometabolic screening, vitamin status (HPLC), lysosomal enzymes, antiepileptic drugs dosage (HPLC), (vitamin A, E, D3, homocysteine).
Research activities includes vascular cerebral disease, Down syndrome, Alzheimer's disease.

Immunoallergology division
Lymphocyte typing, proteomic microarrays for specific IgE, PRIST, RAST, tryptase

Radioimmunology division
Radioimmunoassay (RIA) and Enzyme Immunoassay (ECLIA, EIA, ELISA) for markers of metabolic and endocrine gland disorders: pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands, pancreas, gonads (ovaries, testes); markers of bone metabolism; markers of glucose and blood insulin metabolism, hypertension markers (hydrosaline balance), markers of growth deficits: growth hormone (hGH), IGF-1 binding proteins (IGFBPs), prognostic ovarian reserve markers: Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), inhibin B, tumor marker of the female reproductive system (HE4), evaluation of the dynamic function of the endocrine glands after stimulation.
Research activities are focused on Adipocytokines in adipose tissue in mental retardation and neurodegenerative disorders.

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Dr. Antonino Castellano Chiodo 

Dott. Antonino Castellano Chiodo



Domenica Lucia Plumari    
Rosa Maria Ragusa

Biomedical Health Laboratory Technicians 

Maria Rita Agliozzo
Santina Rita Bttiato
Maria Concetta Di Fini
Antonina Luisa Siciliano

Barbara Lo Votrico

Rosita Romano

Technical operator
Maria Luisa Ruggeri



Guido aamata Anello (Biologist)

Tiziana Ruggeri (Biomedical Health Laboratory Technician)


Caterina Proto (Biologist)

Giuseppa Centamore (Biomedical Health Laboratory Technician)

CONTACTS Location Domus Mariae building – Basement Floor
Phone +39 0935 936341 - +39 0935 936426 
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Associazione Oasi Maria SS. Onlus D.P.R. 471 DEL 24-06-1974
Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico per lo studio del Ritardo Mentale e dell’Involuzione Cerebrale
(Decreti Interministeriali del 9-2-1988, dell’8-2-1993 e del Ministero della Salute del 5-9-2006)

Via Conte Ruggero 73 - 94018 TROINA (EN)
Phone. +39 0935-936111 - Fax: +39 0935-653327