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Department of Microbiology
 
HOD:-  Professor Jyotsna Agarwal, MD
Contact email:-jyotsnaagarwal.micro@gmail.com
Office Tel:-0522-6692000 ext. 3052
History:-The department started in year 2011, with offering serological services, and gradually expanded to current, state of the art Microbiological Diagnostic, Teaching and Research facilities. The department is located at sixth floor, hospital building, Dr RMLIMS. Department publishes an annual newsletter with hospital antibiograms etc. Microbiology Department collaborates with National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme and is designated as State Sentinel Surveillance Lab for diagnosis of dengue, by CMO, Lucknow. The department of Pathology & Microbiology of RMLIMS, due to its state of the art diagnostic services have earned the recognition as the "State Referral Centre for Laboratory Investigations (SRCLI)" since 2013 and currently has multiple nodal centres (13 District Hospitals & Government Institutes of the state) for patient sample testing which is not available in these hospitals. The department of Microbiology is also involved with the Uttar Pradesh Health System Strengthening Project in which 13 centres are working under "State Referral Centre for Laboratory Investigations (SRCLI)" whose expenses are borne by the UPHSSP.
FACILITIES
Bacteriology Lab
  • Bacteriology lab has facilities for isolation and identification of various pathogenic bacteria and determining their antimicrobial susceptibility by conventional as well as automated methods. It has automated continuous monitoring system of blood culture for growth of aerobic bacteria. Automated culture method for anaerobic bacteria is also available.
Serology Lab
  • Serology lab has latex agglutination tests for ASO titres, CRP and Rheumatoid factor. It also has serological tests available for syphilis, enteric fever and leptospirosis. Procalcitonin quantitative testing by VIDAS automated analyzer is available and Anti CCP antibody test is also carried out.
Immunology Lab
  • Immunology lab has HIV facility for testing as per NACO guidelines. Complete TORCH profile is also done. Dengue NS1Ag and IgM Ab ELISA are available.
Mycobacteriology Lab
  • Mycobateriology lab has state of art facilities. Conventional and Automated Culture (MGIT 320) is done for pulmonary as well as extra pulmonary samples. First /Second line anti-mycobacterial susceptibility testing by MGIT automated method is done. LPA molecular testing for identification of MDR patients is done in pulmonary samples. Real-time PCR for Tuberculosis is done in recommended samples. The laboratory also works in collaboration with Revised National Tuberculosis control Programme (RNTCP). Under this programme lab is attached with ten designated districts of eastern UP for performing follow up liquid cultures of sputum samples of suspected MDR patients.
Mycology Lab
  • Routine culture and identification of fungi and automated identification and susceptibility testing of yeasts is available. Latex agglutination test for Cryptococcus neoformans is done regularly.
Parasitology Lab
  • Identification of blood and enteric parasites is available. Rapid test for antigen detection of Malaria and Microfilaria and ELISA for Cysticercosis and Echinococcus are also available.
Virology Lab
  • Virology lab has ELISA testing for Hepatitis A, B, C, and E by manual as well as automated method. All markers of Hepatitis B are available ie HBe, HBc, HBs. As State Sentinel Surveillance Lab for diagnosis of dengue, confirmation of dengue is done by IgM ELISA.
Molecular diagnostics:
  • Department has a well equipped, fully functional common molecular diagnostic section. Currently it offers viral load estimation for Hepatitis B and C by IVD approved Cobas Techman Real-time PCR system.
Hospital Infection Surveillance Lab:
  • It is an active and important part of the department work profile

Name of faculty

Section In charge/ co-in charge

Prof. Jyotsna Agarwal

Virology, Hospital infection Surveillance, Serology

Dr. Vineeta Mittal

Mycobacteriology, Immunology

Dr. Manodeep Sen

Bacteriology, Parasitology, Hospital infection Surveillance

Dr. Anupam Das

Bacteriology, Mycology

Dr. Jaya Garg

Serology/Immunology, Virology, Hospital infection Surveillance

Department has 4 senior residents ( Post MD Microbiology)
Courses Offered:
  • MBBS: RMLIMS got its first MBBS batch in year 2017, who would be starting Microbiology classes from the year 2018
  • MD: 5 MD seats have been approved by the MCI, and first batch of students joined in May 2017
  • DMLT: since 2013
  • Training/Dissertation for Graduates/Post graduates in Microbiology: MSc Microbiology and Biotechnology students from different universities undergo training as well as dissertation in the department.
 
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