The Department of Microbiology caters to the diagnostic needs of VYDEHI SUPER SPECIALITY HOSPITAL in addition to teaching programmes and research activities. Over 3,10,000 microbiological investigations are carried out in different sections of the department namely Bacteriology, Serology, Immunology, Parasitology, Mycology. An average about 850 specimens are received per day.
We have state of the art equipment for automated equipments like Vitek 2 Compact for Sensitivity testing, Bact Alert for Blood Culture, Genexpert for Rapid molecular diagnosis for tuberculosis, SARS COV2 etc BY real time PCR, Chemiluminescence immunoassay by Quidel ortho to cater serology testing needs with rapid turnaround time of one hour
All our investigations are accredited under NABL including anaerobic culture, fungal culture, in addition to all routine bacteriology, and serology investigations.
The department is actively involved in hospital Infection control activities with periodic meeting, hospital rounds and surveillance activities.
Antibiotic sensitivity testing for all isolates is carried out with the latest antibiotics as per the guidelines of clinical laboratory standards institute (CLSI). Also the internal quality control and external quality assessment scheme (EQAS) is maintained as per NABL guidelines. All the microbiological investigations are accredited by NABL. Periodic bacteriological surveillance of operation theatres, ICUs and CSSD are also carried out.
Undergraduate teaching for MBBS students conducted through theory lectures and practical classes as per RGUHS guidelines. Post graduate students are trained by weekly subject seminars, journal clubs and practical exercises.
The department is having experienced and qualified faculty ably supported by non-teaching staff i.e. technicians and attenders. The department has got all the infrastructural facilities like accommodation, instruments, library as per MCI requirements.