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Microbiology

The faculty of the department consists of 1 Professor, Two Associate Professor, 2 Bsc MLT Technicians, 6 DMLT Lab Technicians and other required numbers of subordinate staff. The department is undertaking teaching of MBBS, Bsc Nursing, General Nursing and DMLT students etc.

The department 4 is carrying out routine bacteriological culture tests on all specimens and the fungal and M.tuberculosis culture tests.

Apart from the routine serology tests like Widal, VDRL, RF,CRP we are also doing Special tests like Elisa for HIV, HBsAg, HCV, Dengue IgM, Lepto Igm,TPHA for syphilis. Western Blot confirmatory test for HIV.

The department is equipped with special equipments like Dark ground microscopy, BOD incubator for fungal culture, Deep freezer, Biosafety laminar flow working benches apart from the conventional instruments required for teaching institution.

Academic Activities

The department is conducting theory and practical classes on Microbiology for II MBBS students, B.sc Nursing, DMLT students and MHA course.

Laboratory Service

Biological, Fungal and Mycobacterium tuberculosis culture of the various specimens received in the laboratory are performed routinely and reports are given under the supervision of microbiology faculty. Other tests done and reported are the routine serological tests like widal test, RPR for syphilis, Rheumatoid factor and CRP. ELISA tests are done for HIV, HBsAg, HCV, Dengue IgM, hepto IgM, ANA and ds DNA.

Quality of water samples from different sources are routinely tested and also from dialysis unit.

Surveillance of Operation Theatres, ICUs and Blood Bank are routinely conducted.

Features

DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY
Incibators, electrical (large) 37 degree celsius 4
Autoclave 3
Hot air sterlizer 2
Arnoldssterilser 2
Serum inspissators 2
Balance, Chemical 2
Lovibond comparators 1
Flasks flat bottom 50cc 6
Microscope oil-immersion 55
Moveable stage Abbe, condenser etc. 1
Microscope, dark ground work with arc lamp arrangement etc. 4
Refrigerators 2
Micrometer eye pieces 2
Micrometer stage 2
Centrifuge, Electrical high power 1
Refrigerated centrifuge 2
Distilled water still 1
Distilled water plant all glass 60
Oil immersion lens for students microscope 500
Dropping bottles for stains (Plastic) 60
Staining troughs 3
Anaerobic apparatus 1
Electrophorosis complete set B.O.D incubator 2
Laminer flow table 2
Ultra Violet (U.V) lamps 1
Venereal Diseases Research Laboratory (V.D.R.L) shaker 2
Computer unit 1
Overhead projector 1
Water bath (Serological) 37 degree celsus 1
Water bath (Serological) 56 degree celsus 1
Deep freeze(-20 degree celsus) 1
Elisa Reader, Dispensor and Washer 1
Binocular Microscope 2
Freezing Centrifuge 2
CULTURE FACILITIES
Thermometers (Assorted) 12
Glassware, such as pipettes burettes, beakers, conical flasks, petri dishes of different sizes, reagent bottles etc. Material for preparation of media available
Material for preparation of Medium, available
Stains available
PH Determination apparatus 2
Reagent bottles with stopper
2000 cc 10
1000 cc 60
500 cc fourty
250 cc 25
100 cc 100
50 cc 100
Test tubers hard glass 150 mm x 18 mm available
100 mm x 12 mm available
75 mm x 12 mm Available

On-Going Researches

ONGOING RESEARCHES
Sl. No Title Authors
1 Characterization of Candida isolates from clinically suspected vulvovaginal candidiasis Mr Jobin S R

Researches

RESEARCHES
Sl. No Title Authors
1 Bacteriological profile of organisms isolated from blood culture in a tertiary care centre .(SBMR project) Dr. Rema Devi. S

Publications

PUBLICATIONS
Sl. No Topic Authors Journal Remarks
1 Comparative analysis of detection methods of Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamases in Gram Negative clinical isolates with special reference to their Genotypic Expression PP Mohammed Hisham, M B Shabina, S Remadevi, Beena Philomina Journal of International Medicine and Dentistry 2016;3(1):34-41
2 A study of Onychomycoses in a tertiary Care hospital Tejashree A, Raghavandra , Deepashree R Bewin Oral J Journal of Medical science & clinical research 2015; vol3,Issue1, 3692-3696
3 Histoplasmosis – an overview Remadevi S The journal of Academy of Clinical Microbiologists December 2014 Vol. 16.
4 Granulicatella elegans bacteremia & meningitis in a child without neurosurgical intervention Sowmya G Shivappa, Madhuri kulkarni, Bewin Oral J Journal of dental and medical sciences 2014 vol.13, Issue 9, 1-4
5 Current Trends of Antimicrobial susceptibility of salmonella Enterica serovar Typhi and Paratyphi A from blood culture in a Tertiary care Centre of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Renu Mathew, Jobin S R Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and chemical sciences March- April 2014 5(2)1167
6 Isolation and serological evidences in suspected leptospirosis cases in and around Chennai Suresh Babu L. American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine 2014 2(4): 70-73
7 Prevalence of MRSA and its antibiotic susceptibility pattern in Ujjain, MP Suresh Babu L European Journal of Biophysics 2013 1 (5): 37-40
8 A comparative study on methods for diagnosis of enteric fever Renu Mathew, Jobin S R, International Journal for Current Research and Review July 2013/ Vol 05(14)
9 Cytomegalovirus infection-associated Hemophagocytic syndrome Mohammed Hisham, Hridya, S Remadevi, M P Jayakrishnan Journal of academy of clinical microbiology 2013;15(1).

Teaching Staff of Department of Microbiology
SL NO: NAME OF FACULTY DESIGNATION
1 Dr. Sandeep B. S Tutor
2 Dr. Janani J. N Tutor
3 Dr. Neethu Kishor Tutor
4 Dr. Rema Devi S. Professor and HOD
5 Dr. L. Suresh Babu Professor
6 Dr. Kiran Gopal Assistant Professor
7 Dr Bewin Oral J Assistant Professor
8 Mr. Jobin S.R Assistant Professor
9 Dr Shini Raj L.R Assistant Professor
10 Dr Sambath P.S Tutor
11 Mrs Deepa P. S Tutor

Dr. Rema Devi S.

Professor and HOD (MD )

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