- 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
- 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.