DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

SERVICES

CENTRAL LABORATORY

A 24 hr laboratory  performing  culture and sensitivity  of  samples from NMCH & IMCH (Room no. 79 at NMCH)

Specimens received round the clock. Samples processed for bacterial culture and Antibiotic sensitivity, Widal test, and stool parasitological examination.

SPECIAL SEROLOGY

Tests done include:

HBsAg ELISA

IgM Leptospira

IgM Dengue

IgM HAV

IgM HEV

Weil Felix test

RPR

Brucella IgM

MYCOBACTERIOLOGY LABORATORY

Procedures done include:

  1. Smear examination under RNTCP
  2. Conventional culture on solid L. J. media
  3. Automated culture

Both pulmonary and extrapulmonary specimens including biopsy samples are processed

  1. Line Probe Assay (started in May 2012)- Molecular genetic identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and its resistance to Isoniazid and Rifampicin.

PCR RESEARCH LABORATORY

It started functioning in the Department of Microbiology from September 2011.

Quantitative determination of viral load is done by Real Time PCR for the following infections:

  1. Hepatitis B
  2. Hepatitis C
  3. HIV
  4. CMV
  5. Tuberculosis

Total number of samples tested till June 2012:

  1. Hepatitis B    – 95
  2. Hepatitis C    – 51
  3. HIV                 – 20
  4. CMV               – 43
  5. Tuberculosis – 49

INTEGRATED COUNSELING AND TESTING CENTRE (ICTC) / JYOTHIS

Conducts HIV screening for walk in clients and

CD4 testing is also done.

 

STATE REFERENCE LABORATORY (SRL)

ICTC is also functioning as the SRL.As part of this, SRL functions include:

  • Conduct of 2 EQAS workshops/year for ICTC and blood bank technicians.
  • Conduct of 5 day induction training for ICTC technicians.
  • Yearly training

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