Dr. Ananth N Rao Biochemist in Bangalore

Dr. Ananth N Rao
Biochemist, Bangalore


  • 1 Hospital
  • Working on the diagnosis and evaluation of Inborn Metabolic Disorders (IMD’s) and has the experience of over 11000 referrals
  • Has been instrumental in establishing laboratories for study of metabolism & metabolic disorders
  • Has established procedures for workup of referred cases 
  • Working at Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore as Senior Consultant & head for Metabolic Diseases and clinical Biochemistry
  • Currently Handling Laboratory and Quality for Apollo Hospitals, Karnataka
  • Has also worked as consultant, Research consultant, Associate Scientist and Post graduate lecturer at various renowned institutes before joining Apollo
  • Worked as Junior Research Fellow in Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore on cloning and expression of motor proteins on a contract of three months
  • Has delivered over 100 lectures on Diagnosis of Inborn Metabolic Disorders across various parts of India and abroad
  • Has been Awarded Fellowship for the Academy of General Education


  • Bio-Chemistry


  • Autism and Pediatric Neurotransmitter diseases
  • Newborn Screening & Inborn Metabolic Disorders



Practice Information

Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore

Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore

154/11, Opp, I.I.M, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore, Karnataka - 560076

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Achievements & Contributions

  • Has about 44 National & International publications to his credit. His list of publications include
  • Ananth N, Vasudevan D M. Gene Therapy - Indian Journal of Clinical Genetics and Tribal Research-Sep. 1996, Vol I, No.3, 146 - 154
  • Ananth N, Vasudevan D M, Dinesh M. Enhancement of Myeloperoxidase Activity in WBC's in patients treated with Granulocyte Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor (GM - CSF) - A pilot study - Biomedicine (1997) : 17 (2&3) : 107 - 110
  • Ananth N, Balaji Ganesh B, Vasudevan DM, Ashalatha V Rao, Vivian D’Souza. Enhancement of Myeloperoxidase Activity in WBC's in patients treated with Granulocyte Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor. (GM - CSF) Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, 1998, 13 (2), 126 - 128
  • Ananth.N, Praveen Kumar GS. Biotinidase deficiency- Diagnosis and followup study. Ind J Clin Biochem 2003, 18 (2) 23-26
  • Ananth.N, Beena V Shetty, Vasudevan DM. Vitamin E levels during chemotherapy for ovarian carcinoma. Natl Med J Ind 2003, 16 (4), 231-232
  • Ananth.N, Praveen Kumar GS, Kakkilaya BS, Aravinda Rao, Vasanthi S. Hereditary Fructose Intolerance- Two case reports. . Ind J Clin. Biochem. 2003, 18 (2) 87-92.
  • Ananth.N, Aparna P, Vivian D’Souza, Vasudevan DM. Antimutagenic effects of selected dietary ingredients. Aryavaidyan. Vol XVI, (2) 90-93
  • Ananth Nanjunda Rao. Neonatal Screening and Evaluation of metabolic disorders – A neglected necessity. Ann Natl Acad Med Sci (India) 2001, 37 (1&2): 41-43
  • Ananth.N. Hepatic failure – Role for Biochemists and Nutrition experts. OJHAS, 20002 (1), I Issue
  • Ananth.N. Gene Therapy – Potential, Pros / Cons and Ethics. OJHAS, 2002 (2). II Issue.
  • Ananth.N. Laboratory generated artifacts in plasma amino acid quantitation – A review, OJHAS, 2002 (2) III Issue
  • Ananth.N, Beena V Shetty, Vasudevan DM. Investigation for a possible role for GM-CSF receptor in malaria. Ind J Exp Biol. (41) 2003, 357-59
  • Ananth.N, Praveen Bharadwaj, Beena V Shetty, Vasudevan DM. Methotrexate-Hydroxychloroquine Combination Induces The Expression Of GM-CSF Receptor On Neutrophils Of Synovial Fluid In Rheumatoid Arthritis. Ind J Clin. Biochem. Accepted.
  • Ananth N. Dialogue section: Diagnosis of Inborn Errors of Metabolism. Perinatology 2003, Vol 5 (4) 191-192
  • Ananth N. Rao. "Inborn Errors or Metabolism in the Pathophysiology of Brain Dysgenesis". Perinatology 2003, Vol 5 (6) 272-74
  • Ananth N. Rao, Vasudevan DM. Nutritional relevance of coconut oil – Myth versus Reality. Edible Oil Week 2003, Vol 3(49) 7-10
  • Activity of Erythrocyte Arginase and Ornithine Transcarbamoylase (OTCase) in Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum infection malaria – A vaccine target?? Anu Joseph, Parvati V, Ananth N Rao. Amrita Journal of Medicine, 2005 Vol 1(1) 28-30
  • Recurrent Stupor Due To Lysinuric Protein Intolerance: A case report. Ahsan Moosa NV, Minal D, Joy MA, Vinayan KP, Ananth N Rao, Anand Kumar. Neurol India, 2005; 53 (3): 333-334
  • Ananth N Rao. Inborn Errors of Metabolism – A quick look. Review article for Amrita Journal of Medicine, 2005, Vol 1(1) 10-13
  • Ananth N Rao. Prenatal diagnosis of Inborn Metabolic Disorders – Necessity & Limitations. Perinatology 2005, Vol 7(1): 16-21
  • Ananth N Rao. Aminoacid profiles for study of metabolism – Clinical & laboratory perspectives. J Metab. Genet. 2005, Vol 1, (1): 18-25
  • A simple method for estimating thiamine in human samples by HPLC. To be submitted to Journal of Chromatography. Manuscript under preparation
  • S. Kavitha, S. N. Sarbadhikari , Ananth N Rao. Implementation of Decision Tree Classifier Using Classification Algorithm for Some Inborn Errors of Metabolism. Accepted, Online Journal of Health & Allied Sciences
  • Ananth N Rao. Awareness of parents about inborn metabolic disorders-A questionnaire based survey. Accepted Perinatology
  • Unnikrishnan AG, Kumaravel V, Harish Kumar, Vasantha Nair, Ananth Rao, RV Jayakumar, CB Sanjeevi. TSH-receptor antibodies in subjects with type 1 Diabetes mellitus. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1079: 220–225 (2006)
  • Swapna Menon, Ananth N Rao. Pediatric Neurotransmitter Diseases – An Update. Accepted J Metab. Genet. 2005, Vol 1 (3), 129-137
  • Ananth N Rao, Parvati Varma, Sumitra, Dhanya. Hyperammonemia: Diagnostic experience at the Metabolism Laboratory. Perinatology 2007, Vol 9 (1): 9-13
  • Microalbumin: Quick notes-Ananth N Rao. Published by- Journal Of Metabolism And Genetics 2006,Vol.2 (1) 36-3
  • A Comparison between two methods to screen for mucopolysaccharidoses -Siddique, Minakshi Koch, Kavita J, Suresh Kumar V, Ananth N Rao. Journal Of Metabolism And Genetics. 2, (2), 60-64, 2007
  • Ananth N Rao, Kavitha.J, Minakshi Koch, Suresh Kumar.V. Fanconi Bickel syndrome: Laboratory diagnosis.Accepted by – Perinatology 2007, Vol 9 (3), 162-164
  • Ananth N Rao, Srinivas Murki (Fernandez hospital), Fahemuddin (Fernandez hospital). Opsoclonus in Non Ketotic Hyperglycinemia. Internet Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology 2008. ISSN: 1528-8374
  • Ananth N Rao, J Kavitha, Minakshi Koch and Suresh Kumar V. Inborn errors of metabolism: review and data from a tertiary care center. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, 2009 / 24 (3) 215-222 (http://medind.nic.in/iaf/t09/i3/iaft09i3p215.pdf)
  • Neeraj Agarwal, Rithesh, Sunita Maheswari, Ananth N Rao. Unexplained left ventricular hypertrophy and an unusual diagnosis of Propionic acidemia.,. Accepted Indian Heart Journal
  • Ananth N Rao, Minakshi Koch, Kavitha. J, Sabyasachi Ghosh, Suresh Kumar.V Consanguinity And Inborn Errors Of Metabolism- An Early Impression. (2008) Perinatology. 10 (1), 75-83
  • Ananth N Rao. Effects Of Anticoagulants On Amino Acid Concentrations Determined By Hplc: Comparision Between Heparin, Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetate (Edta) And Serum. Accepted Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry
  • Ananth N Rao. 2- hydroxyisobutyric aciduria, assisted reproductive technologies and its relation to autism- a pilot study. (2008) Perinatology 10 (1&2), 47-53
  • Ananth N Rao, Kavitha.J, Minakshi Koch, Suresh Kumar, Sunitha Maheshwari Carnitine And Dilated Cardiomyopathy - A Biochemical View & Insight. (2008) Perinatology
  • Ananth N Rao, Suresh Kumar.V, Minakshi Koch, Kavitha. J, Sabyasachi Ghosh. Diagnosis of aminoacidopathies -experience at a tertiary referral center. Perinatology2009, Vol 11 (2):66-71
  • Ananth N Rao, Rajesh B Iyer, Kavitha. J, Minakshi Koch, Suresh Kumar.V. Biotin metabolism defect- A case report. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, 2008 / 23 (4) 407-409
  • Ghosh S, Koch M, Suresh Kumar V, Rao AN. Do Alternative Therapies Have a Role in Autism? Online J Health Allied Scs. 2009; 8(4):2
  • Ananth N Rao, Minakshi Koch, Sabyasachi Ghosh, Suresh Kumar.V. Food allergy investigations and its significance in Autism Spectrum Disorders. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences. Vol 1/ Issue-4/ Oct-Dec.2010. ISSN 0975-6299
  • Ananth N Rao, Suresh Kumar.V , Hephzibah, Minakshi Koch. PKU and Autism- A Case report. Accepted Perinatology Oct-Dec 2011
  • Ananth N Rao, Suresh Kumar. V , Hephzibah, Minakshi Koch. Autism and IEM- Experience at a tertiary care centre. Under peer review- Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry
  • Ananth N Rao, Minakshi Koch, Sabyasachi Ghosh, Shobha G, Suresh Kumar. V Sample collection, suitability and interpretation in suspected Inborn Errors ofMetabolism
  • Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics, 2010; 12(2): 148-154
  • Presented papers and invited lectures at various National & International Conferences
  • Speaker for international conferences such as International Society of Newborn Screening, 3rd World Genetics & Birth Defects Conference, Asia Pacific Clinical Biochemists Conference etc
  • Has won the Best Paper Award for the works entitled,
  • “Antimutagenic Effect of selected Dietary ingredients”
  • “ Emerging trends in Naturopathy” - March 2002
  • “Antimutagenic Effect of selected dietary ingredients
  • Awarded the ACBI-CON 2003 award by Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI)
  • Fellowship of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Membership of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, (NAMS)
  • Founder & Editor-in-Chief, “Journal of Metabolism & Genetics”, first peer-reviewed journal in metabolism & genetics in India. The journal is the official voice of the Indian Association of Inborn Errors of Metabolism. He is also the reviewer for many national and international Journals
  • He is the Associate Editor of ‘Online Journal of Health & Allied Sciences’, India’s first peer reviewed online biomedical journal. (www.ojhas.org)