DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

Highlights

  • Around 50,000 investigations per year are carried out. These include investigations related to bacteriological, viral, fungal, parasitological and mycobacterial infections.
  • Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centre (VCTC) earlier named as AIDS Surveillance Centre is functioning in the Department since 1986. This centre is also associated with the PPTCT and ART Centre for AIDS.
  • The Department participates regularly in External Quality Assurance Programmes organized by different central bodies.
  • HIV Testing of blood samples, PCR based detection of infectious agents and CD4/CD8 cell count testing are also being carried out in the Department.