The microbiology section with BSL-3 lab offers a broad selection of tests to rapidly identify and characterize causative agents of infectious diseases in great depth. Supported with latest instruments like BACTEC FX40 / PHONIX M50 the lab provides rapid accurate information to the clinicians about the infection causing Bacteria/Fungi along with antimicrobial susceptibility testing reports which highlight the antimicrobial resistant mechanism that can help clinicians not only in treating the patient with the appropriate antibiotics but also in strengthening Infection Control practices in today’s difficult time of high prevalence of Antimicrobial resistance in the country. There is a special BSL-3 section of lab for detection of Mycobacteria by using different fully automated technologies including TB culture, drug sensitivity testing and molecular techniques.
Infections - Bacterial, Viral, Fungal, Tuberculosis
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses mainly cause respiratory tract infections. It could be mild illness (like the common cold) or lethal illness, depending on the virus. The previously discovered coronaviruses are rhinoviruses, SARS, MERS, and the recent one is COVID-19. COVID-19 is an infectious disease that first originated from Wuhan, China in December 2019. Within a few weeks, it spread globally at an exponential rate and WHO declared it as a global pandemic on March 2020.