Microbiology

Diagnostic Laboratory:

  • Diagnostic Sections
  • Demonstration Halls
  • Media preparation room
  • Sterilization room
  • Seminar Halls
  • Exclusive Library

Central Hospital that facilitates procedures in the following categories

Clinical Bacteriology
The following specimens are received from outpatients and inpatients of the hospital for culture.

Blood culture:

  • Versatrek culture system has been installed
  • Respiratory – Throat Swab
  • Exudates like Urine – semiquantitative method is done; Faeces – Swabs from different sites
  • Organisms are identified by carventional biochemical and other tests and antibiotic sensitivity testing is done by disc diffusion method.

Serological tests:

  • Widal – For enteric fever. Take agglutination test. Commercial kits are used
  • RPR – Syphilis;TPHA is done under special circumstances
  • ASO Tibe, CRP detection, RF detection are carried out by Latex agglutination test
  • ELISA (Torch KIT) is carried out for Toxoplasma, Rubella, Cytomegalocirus, Herpes Infection
  • Leptospirosis – ELISA IgM
  • Dengue – Rapid ELISA

Mycology:

  • KOH mount for fungal elements
  • India ink preparation for cryptococcus.
  • Fungal Culture for  Conventional Versatresk
  • B.O.D incubator

Mycobacteriology:
Direct smear for Acid fast bacilli. L.J Medium for Conventional culture;Versatrk – Under trial

Parasitology:
Faeces examination for ova or cyst is done by routine Saline and iodine preparation. Modified acid fast staining – for cryptosporidium.

Theatre surveillence is done for all the operation theatres once in a month:

  • Settle plate method
  • Culture of swabs

Water Bacteriology:
Water samples from different sites in the Hospital and Hosptel campus are periodically checked for faecal pollution.

Special Microscopy:
Dark ground microscopy is done for visualizing Leptospites in the clinical specimens and report is give in correlation with serology

Fluorescent Microscopy:
The staining procedures standardized

Virology and PCR sections:
Preparations made to establish the virology and PCR sections.