Laboratories

Updated On : 11-11-2016

All laboratories of the department are accredited by National Accreditation Board of Laboratories (NABL). It is the largest laboratory in the public sector catering diagnostic services to nearly 3,50,000 samples annually. The department also provides referral services across country and participates in epidemiological studies and containment of outbreaks in many parts of the country. The laboratories are equipped with state of art technologies including rapid and automated culture systems. MALDI-TOF and sequencing techniques are routinely used for identification of isolates.

List of Investigations

Laboratory

Investigation

Days on which test is   done

Report Dispatched

207

(Clinical Bacteriology)

Smear microscopy 

All working days

Same day

Bacterial culture of swabs, pus, respiratory, anaerobic culture specimens

( microscopy, culture and susceptibility tests)

All working days

Negative report- Next working day

Positive report- 2 working days

Anaerobic cultures- 2 days

208

(Blood/Body Fluids/CSF Culture)

 

Smear microscopy *

All days

Same day

Automated culture for bacteria and fungi (Bactec) – blood, sterile body fluids (except CSF)*

All days

Earliest-8 hrs (if positive report)

Latest-5 days (negative report)

Bacterial culture of CSF, sterile body fluids (including vitreous tap)*

(microscopy, culture and susceptibility tests)*

All days

Microscopy- Same day

Negative report- 2 days

Positive report- 2-3 days

Anaerobic cultures- 2 days

Triple antigen detection test

(S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae, N. meningitidis)*

All days

Same day

210

(Enteric)

Bacterial culture and susceptibility tests of urine, PCN fluid, semen

All working days

Negative report -Next working day

Positive report -2 days

Bacterial culture and susceptibility tests of stool specimens, faecal swabs, rectal swabs and jejunal  biopsy

All working days

Negative report-2 days

Positive report-3 days

 

HDP for cholera

All working days

Same day (1 hour)

Clostridium difficile Toxin A and B  detection

All working days

Same day (4 hours)

212

(Mycology)

Smear microscopy

All working days

Same day

Fungal culture of all specimens

All working days

Earliest-2 days (if positive report)

Latest-28 days (negative report)

Fungal galactomannan     

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Same day after performing the test

Cryptococcus antigen (CryptoLA)

All working days

Same day after performing the test

Aspergillin skin test

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

3 days after performing the test

Fungal precipitin

All working days

7 days

1,3 beta-D glucan

Tuesday, Friday

Same day after performing the test

221

(Mycobacteriology)

Smear microscopy

All working days

Next day

Conventional mycobacterial culture  

All working days

Earliest-3 weeks (if positive report)

Latest-8 weeks (if negative report)

Automated culture for mycobacteria (Bactec)

All working days

Earliest-14 days (if positive report)

Latest-42 days (if negative report )

Automated sensitivity for mycobacteria (Bactec)

All working days

14 days after positive culture

PCR for mycobacteria

Tuesday

Friday

Next day

LPA

 

 

223

(STD)

VDRL

Monday Thursday

Same day

TPHA           

Monday Thursday

Same day

ELISA for Leptospira/Chlamydia trachomatis

Tuesday, Friday

Same day

Smear microscopy for Gonococcus

All working days

Same day

Culture of Gonococcus

All working days

2 days

Culture of Mycoplasma

All working days

15 days

DGI for Leptospira

All working days

Same day

Culture of Leptospira

All working days

20 days

MAT for Leptospira

Wednesday

Same day

227

(Bacterial Serology/ Immunology)

Widal test

All working days

Next day

Antistreptolysin O

All working days

Next day

CRP

All working days

Next day

Brucella agglutination

All working days

Next day

Cold agglutinin test

All working days

Next day

Rheumatoid factor test

All working days

Next day

IgM ELISA for Scrub Typhus

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Next day

ELISA for Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Tuesday

Next day

ELISA for Chlamydia pneumoniae

Monday

Next day

Note- Tests are performed on working days only. Tests marked * are done on all days including Sundays and holidays. Occasionally, the reporting time may be longer depending on the rarity of the organism and technical challenges.

By Order

Head

Department of Medical Microbiology