The department of microbiology caters to the diagnostic needs of vydehi super speciality hospital in addition to teaching programmes and research activities. Over 2,70,000 microbiological investigations are carried out in different sections of the department namely Bacteriology, Serology, Immunology, Parasitology, Mycology and an average about 740 specimens are received per day.
All the investigations for common infectious diseases by culture and sensitivity using automated vitek system and serological tests for HIV, HBsAg, and Anti HCV, Gene X pert for TB diagnosis and drug resistance are performed according to standard operating procedures.
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 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.