::Departments : Non-clinical : Department of Microbiology

MISSION

            The Department of Microbiology is dedicated to create an “Indian Medical Graduate” (IMG) possessing  requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and responsiveness, so that she or he may function appropriately .

VISION

1.The Department of Microbiology prepares students to become outstanding physicians of first contact to the community who would become an efficient      

Clinician who understands and provides     preventive, promotive, curative, palliative and holistic care with compassion.

Leader and member of the health care team and  system with capabilities to collect analyze, synthesize and communicate health data appropriately.

Communicator with patients, families, colleagues and community.

Lifelong learner committed to continuous improvement of skills and knowledge.

Professional, who is committed to excellence, is ethical, responsive and accountable to patients, community and profession.

2.The Department of Microbiology strives to create a new genre of undergraduates trained to highest level of competency in

Understanding of the role of microbial agents in health and disease.

Understanding of the immunological mechanisms in health and disease.

Ability to correlate the natural history, mechanisms and clinical manifestations of infectious diseases as they relate to the properties of microbial agents.

Knowledge of the principles and application of infection control measures.

An understanding of the basis of choice of laboratory diagnostic tests and their interpretation, antimicrobial therapy, control and prevention of infectious diseases

3.The Department of Microbiology is determined to provide uninterrupted health service for the people in and around Salem District in diagnosis of infectious diseases.

4.The Department of Microbiology is committed in pursuing research that advances knowledge in the field of diagnostic microbiology.






TEACHING METHODOLOGIES

 
The Department of Microbiology prides itself in teaching medical microbiology to MD post graduates, MBBS,B.Sc Nursing, Post Basic B.Sc Nursing, B.Sc Medical Laboratory Technology,B.Sc cardiac care technology, B.Sc Operation Theatre & Anaesthesia Technology  under graduates and Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology students.
Over the last 29 years, it has sought constantly to improve and innovate in the field of microbiology teaching.
Teaching methodologies followed:
  • Lecture - Chalk and Talk
  • Lecture -PowerPoint
  • Seminar
  • Tutorials
  • Demonstration
  • Hands on training
  • Role play
  • Case based learning
  • Problem based learning
  • Quiz - Brain storming
  • Quiz- Audio Visual
  • Reflection
  • Sub grouping
  • Panel discussion
  • Integration with other allied health sciences
  • Horizontal , Vertical and Spiral integration
  • Project
  • Assignment
  • Research
  • Guided Reading
  • e based learning
  • Teaching and learning through gaming platforms
  • Experimental learning
  • Poster making
  • Video display
  • Counselling
  • Conferences
  • Field work
  • Workshop
  • Symposium
  • Journal clubs
  • Celebration of days
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LABORATORY WORKING HOURS AND SPECIMENS ACCEPTED
The working hours and specimens accepted in the various divisions of our laboratory are provided in the tables below.
LAB SPECIMENS ACCEPTED LOCATION
MAIN LAB
  1. All specimens for
Bacteriology
                   Virology
                   Mycology
                   Parasitology
                   Immunology
                   Serology
  1. Water Surveillance
  2. Breast milk screening
  3. Environmental samples for OT surveillance
  4. Blood bag
  5. Miscellaneous samples for  Surveillance
Room no:46,
Ground floor
PMSSY block
(KannadiMaaligai)
OP LAB
(Walk in clients)
  1. Urine
  2. Stool
  3. Sputum
  4. Blood (for general serology only)
Room no :33,
Ground floor
Old Dean Office
(Near OP registration counter)
ICTC
(Walk in clients)
Blood for HIV screening Room no :31,
(NambikkaiMaiam),  Near ART Buildings
F -ICTC Blood for HIV screening Surgery Block
PPTCT
(Walk in clients)
  1. Blood for HIV screening
  2. DBS for EID
Ground floor, near AN OP, RCH   Building
CD4
(Walk in clients)
  1. Blood for CD4 estimation
  2. Blood for HIV Viral Load Estimation
Room no :31,
ART Buildings
SRL-
HIV Viral load Lab
Specimen accepted from CD4 laboratories of various districts for HIV viral load estimation. Room no: 31 A,
Behind ART buildings
VRDL
  1. Throat swab for H1N1
  2. Blood for Dengue
  3. Blood for Chikungunya
  4. Blood for Japanese encephalitis
  5. CSF for Japanese encephalitis
Behind RCH 
(Opposite to TB ward)
DTC
  1. Specimens for CBNAAT
  2. Specimens for AFB
 Near main gate of the hospital
 
 
 
SEROLOGY SERVICES:
S.No TESTS DONE METHOD PURPOSE
1 WIDAL Slide Agglutination
Tube Agglutination
Typhoid Fever- Screening
Typhoid Fever- Quantitative
2 LeptospiraIgM ELISA Leptospirosis
3 Weil Felix Test Tube Agglutination Rickettsial infection
4 Scrub Typhus ELISA Scrub Typhus
5 Brucella SAT Tube Agglutination Brucellosis
6 RPR Slide Flocculation Syphilis
7 HBs Ag ELISA
ICT
Hepatitis B
8 Anti HCV ELISA
ICT
Hepatitis C
9 Anti HBs ELISA
ICT
Post-Vaccination
10 ASO Latex Agglutination Rheumatic Fever
11 CRP Latex Agglutination Acute Inflammation
12 RF Latex Agglutination Rheumatoid Arthritis
13 Malaria Antigen RDT ICT Malaria
14 Dengue Ns1 Ag ELISA
 
Dengue
15 Dengue IgM ELISA
 
Dengue
16 HIV Antibody Dot Immunoassay
(Comb Aids)
HIV
17 HIV Antibody Immunodot blot (Signal) HIV
18 HIV Antibody ICT(Meriscreen) HIV-1 and HIV-2
19 CD4 Count Flow cytometry Monitoring HIV disease progression
20 Chikungunya IgM ELISA
 
Chikungunya
21 JE IgM ELISA
 
Japanese Encephalitis
22 CMV IgM ELISA Renal transplantation screening
23 EBV IgM ELISA Renal transplantation screening
 
 
 
 INVESTIGATIONS DONE:
SPECIMENS TESTS DONE
1 Blood  
 
MICROSCOPY
  • GRAM STAINING
  • AFB-TB-(ZiehlNeelson)
  • AFB-TB (Flourescent Rhodamine-Auramine)
  • AFB-M.LEPRAE (Modified ZiehlNeelson)
  • STOOL OVA &CYST
  • KOH MOUNT
  • LPCB MOUNT
  • ALBERT STAIN
  • WET MOUNT
  • INDIA INK MOUNT-(CSF)
  • HANGING DROP-(STOOL-VIBRIO CHOLERAE)
  • TZANCK SMEAR
CULTURE SENSITIVITY
  • BACTERIAL  AEROBIC  ROUTINE
  • BACTERIAL ANAEROBIC ROUTINE
  • FUNGAL
 
2 Sputum
3 Urine
4 Stool
FLUIDS
5 CSF
6 Pleural fluid
7 Peritoneal fluid
8 Synovial fluid
9 Bile
10 Pericardial
SWABS
11 Pus/Wound
12 Conjunctival
13 Ear
14 Throat
15 Cervical
16 Urethral
17 Vaginal
18 Nasal
19 Nasopharyngeal
OTHERS
20 Fine Needle Aspirate
21 IV Cannula
22 Catheter tip
23 Gastric aspirate
24 Tracheal aspirate
25 Bronchoalveolar Lavage
26 Bone Marrow
27 Tissue
28 Corneal scrapings
29 Skin slit smear
30 Skin scrapings
31 Hair
32 Nail clippings
 
 
 
INFECTION CONTROL SURVEILLANCE ACTIVITIES:
1 Breast Milk
  • SCREENING OF MICROBES
  • STERILITY TESTING
2 Blood bag
3 OT swabs
4 OT settle plate
4 Hemodialysis water
5 Hemodialysate
6 Drinking water
7 CSSD Sterilization control indicators
8 Ophthalmic solutions
 
 
MOLECULAR INVESTIGATIONS:
S.NO INVESTIGATION SPECIMEN METHOD PURPOSE
1 HIV-1 RNA-Viral load  assay Plasma Real time Quantitative PCR Virus estimation
2 HBV DNA -Viral load assay Serum/Plasma Real time Quantitative PCR Virus estimation
3 HCV RNA –Viral load assay Serum/Plasma Real time
Qunatitative PCR
Virus Estimation
4 Influenza A (H1NI)Virus Throat swab Real time PCR Swine Flu diagnosis
5 XPERT MTB/RIF All kinds of specimens
 
CBNAAT Tuberculosis and  Rifampicin resistance
6 Dengue Virus(Universal) Serum Real time PCR Dengue fever
7 Dengue genotyping Serum Real time PCR Dengue epidemiology
 
 
 


 

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