Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Medical College has the state of the art facilities with around the clock service laboratory which caters to the out-patients and in-patients of Saveetha Medical College Hospital. The laboratory service provided by qualified technical staff is supervised by well experienced Clinical Microbiologists. We undertake teaching, diagnostic as well as research activities.
Serological tests such as Widal, Rapid Plasms Reagin (RPR), Anti-streptolysin O (ASO) titre, C-reactive protein (CRP) and Rheumatoid factor (RA) are routinely done in our Laboratory. Tests for HIV, Hepatitis B surface antigen, HCV, Leptospira, Malarial antigen and Dengue are also available by ELISA and rapid methods. Other investigations include Bacteriology cultures & sensitivity, Mycobacteriology, Parasitology & Mycology. In house culture media preparation and quality control are also done in the lab. Emergency service is provided by the laboratory technician on duty.
Infrastructure is available for participating in ICTC (Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre for HIV) and RNTCP( Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme).
Microbiology department is participating in Infection control activities in the hospital and taking care of the CSSD department.
Teaching facilities available for handling 150 MBBS students comprise of well equipped student’s laboratory, demonstration halls, museum, library, research laboratories and Hi-tech lecture hall with latest audio-visual aids. The teaching faculty includes one Professor, an Associate Professor, four Assistant Professors and one tutor who are well experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated.
Postgraduate teaching facility is going on in the department of microbiology.
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