At the Department of Microbiology different types of clinical specimens are analyzed, microbes are diagnosed and different types of antibiotics are tested against them.
- The latest technology (BacT ALERT Virtuo) is being used to detect the presence of bacteria and/or fungi in the blood.
- For identification of microbes isolated from clinical specimens, State of the Art Instrument VITEK-2 and VITEK MS (MALDI-TOF) is being used. In a very short time, the system uses its automated platform and extensive database to identify these microbes based on biochemical properties and mass spectrometry analysis.
- BACTRON 300 anaerobic chamber is being used for detection of anaerobic bacteria in clinical samples.
- To address Antibiotic Resistance challenges, Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of antibiotics is being tested and reported depending on the type of microbes.
- Biofire FilmArray system multiplex PCR system that simultaneously test for bacteria, viruses, yeast, parasites and/or antimicrobial resistant genes and provides results in total run time of about an hour.
- Urine analysis is being performed on a fully automated instrument DIRUI FUS2000 which is capable of reporting 120 tests in an hour. It provides precise and accurate results with the help of technologies such as reflectance photometry, flat flow cytometry, digital imaging technology and artificial intelligence identification technique.
- Microbiology department test and report more than 100,000 culture sensitivity tests per annum.