::Departments : Non-Clinical : Microbilogy
 DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
History:         
 
      This department started functioning from August 2010 with the college installation with minimal faculty members and supportive staff members. 
 
Academic Activities:
      There is 3 areas  in which the department is involved are
  1. Teaching of Undergraduate students
  2. Diagnostic Microbiology and
  3. TANSAC related activities- supervision of ICTC, PPTC and ART centre attached with Govt. Thiruvarur Medical College.
 
Teaching:
     Undergraduate MBBS course from 2011 October.  100 students are taught and trained in this department.  At present three batches of students are being taught by structured lecture schedules, informative demonstration classes and hands on practical exercises.
 
Diagnostic Microbiology:
 
     Clinical Microbiology work functioning at the Central Laboratory wing and Students laboratory at college.  From 2011 July Diagnostic workup started under the supervision of the then Dean, Govt. Thiruvarur Medical College, Dr. R. Sukumar, MD., Microbiologist.
 
     The Clinical diagnostic services are spread across all major branches of Microbiology.  The different sections of laboratory services include those of Urine, Stool, Body fluids , Exudates, Blood culture, Immuno serology, Mycology, HIV testing and theatre sterility testing of Govt. and Private hospitals and PHC’s of Thiruvarur district and Water and Food analysis.
 
Periodic Academic Activities:
 
     Hospital- Biomedical waste training programme was conducted during 2011 September to the Govt. Thiruvarur Medical College staff members.
 
List of Laboratory tests performed:
 Includes the following
  1. Staining: Grams staining, Acid Fast staining (Ziehl Neelsens) and Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and Mycobacterium Leprae.
         Modified AFB for diagnosing cysts in stool
         LPCB mount for fungus.
  1. Culture Sensitivity: For urine, stool, body fluids, blood and swabs like- wound, throat, pus and vaginal swabs.
  2. Immuno Serological tests: WIDAL, ASO, RA factor, CRP, RPR and HIV testing
          Dengue Diagnostic testing by ELISA method i.e IgM Capture ELISA and NSI Ag. ELISa.
           Chikungunya IgM ELISA
  1. Generation Theatre sterility- Swab testing.
  2. Water and food analysis:
   300-400 samples per month were analysed initially and with Dengue Epidemic outbreak the samples now increased to 900-1000 per month.
 
        Average Lab Statistics(Average tests conducted/annum)
       Initially 4000 tests and with Dengue epidemic period the tests increased to 7000 average/annum.
 
        To conclude the department is in the process of development by doing timely diagnostic testing of Dengue by ELISA methods, there by providing newer diagnostic services for better patient care and also will create a congenial environment for research in near future.                                     

 

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