Facilities

 

The department carries out the diagnostic   needs of K.L.E. Society’s Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and Medical Research Center, and KLE  Charitable Hospital, Belgaum.  The  diagnostic capability of the department is at par with the highest standards.  Along with the routine investigation in the diagnostic microbiology and serology special tests like ELISA, ,Electrophoresis, CD4 & CD8 counts & Anaerobic culture methods are carried out in the department.

Recent diagnostic modalities like Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), Fluorescent microscopy and Bactec are available in the department and give a cutting edge technology to the hospital services.

In our endeavor to maintain the best quality our laboratory participates in various internal and external quality assurance programs.

The department is recognized as referral microscopy center under RNTCP.  We have a CPCSEA registered Central Animal House under the administrative control of department of microbiology.

Our department does not forget social and responsibility towards public health and carries out Bacteriological analysis of water, screening HIV, Brucella, high risk people Streptococcal infection, Hepatits, Dengue, Chikungunya, Helminthic infections in general population.  The department participates in Health check up camps & participates in investigations  of infections as a  expert member.

FACILITIES FOR RESEARCH:

We have a well equipped Microbiology Laboratory having the different  sections available for the investigations.

1)     Central Collection Room.

2)     Cleaning & Disposal Room equipped with autoclaves.

3)     Media Preparation & Sterilization section.

4)     Aerobic & Anaerobic cultures section...

5)     Serology Section

6)     Immunology & Immunochemistry section

7)     Mycology Section.

8)     Parasitology  Section.

9)      AFB Sections.

10)    Molecular Laboratory.

11)    Section for screening  opportunistic infection Room (Stool Specimen)

Beyond this we have a state of the art Molecular Biology set up. The laboratory is equipped with automated PCR from COBAS AMPLICOR  system from Roche diagnostics, Biosafety cabinet, Deep freezer, Microcentrifuge and many other equipments required for research. The automated PCR can be used for diagnosis of HIV, Tuberculosis and many other infectious disease.

Apart from this the system is preloaded with software to detect MTB, CT, NG, and HCV This technique detects very minute amounts of nucleic acids in samples (50 copies/ml, ultra sensitive), which are amplified and detected.

It is needless to say that we fulfill all the stipulated requirements of the Medical Council of India in terms of the infrastructure, faculty and everything else.