Culture and sensitivity and direct microscopy of specimens received from clinical departments of Vydehi hospital are processed by Automated vitek system.
Serological tests like Elisa and rapid tests for HIV, HBsAg, ASO, RA, CRP, WIDAL, VDRL, ANA panel by Western blot are performed.
QBC and rapid antigen detection tests for malaria parasite are also carried out in the central diagnostic laboratory. The department library is well stocked with the latest editions of text books for undergraduates and post graduates. More than 100 reference books for post graduates including the Topley Wilson, Murray, Prescott etc are available.
The following equipments are used for diagnostic and research work:
The department has got microbiology museum which has got all the display as per MCI regulations i.e. 25 portraits of scientists , 30 charts, 7 models, 20 culture media, 10 instruments and 10 fungal cultures. It is located in the newly established Vydehi Discovery museum (VIDA). The detailed information of all the exhibits are cataloged in an electronic touch screen device which can be accessed by students visiting the museum. The microscopic appearance of the specimens on the slide can be visualized on a large wall mounted display unit connected to the binocular microscope. Electrically illuminated culture media display chamber and three dimensional model of HIV and rabies virus are worthy of mention. With this our museum is second to none.