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Central Laboratory

For Appointments

Call: 044- 45928540 Ext.:103

About the Department

The Department of Clinical Microbiology comprises of various sections including Bacteriology, Serology, Mycobacteriology, Virology, Mycology, Parasitology and Molecular Microbiology. There are 27 technically qualified and competent staff handling more than 750 samples/ day. The final reports of the tests and assays are evaluated by 13 Senior and Junior Consultants for their correctness thereby ensuring quality of the reports released. The laboratory participates in all National Quality Assurance programs for Bacteriology, Serology, Molecular Biology, Mycology, and Parasitology. The Laboratory was one of the first few approved by the Government of Tamil Nadu and ICMR for rtPCR testing for H1N1 and SARS CoV2. The laboratory presently performs Tuberculosis and COVID 19 testing by conventional rtPCR, CBNAAT and TruNaat platforms. All the sections are equipped with “state of art:” fully automated equipments catering to the present day’s diagnostic and research needs. Most of the equipments are interfaced and integrated with hospital information system. The recently added MALDI-TOF and Flimarray techniques have ensured quality report within a short turnaround time which in turn contributes to optimal patient management instituted early for better outcomes.