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Dr Archana Thakur

Dir. Professor and Head

Dr Bibhabati Mishra

Dir. Professor

Dr Poonam Sood Loomba


Departmental profile:

The department of Microbiology is involved in various investigative, teaching and research activities. Apart from routine isolation/identification and antibiogram of various microbial agents from clinical specimens: isolation and identification of anaerobic bacteria and other specialized investigations are also being carried out. Immunological tests, ameobiasis, hydatid disease and HIV I and II ANA dengue IgM serology, chikunguniya, serology NSI, for dengue antigen are also being carried out in addition to routine serological/immunological tests. Identification and culture of fungus from various clinical sample i.e. in CSF, Sputum, Pus and Blood of cases of chronic meningitis, endocarditis, lung abscess and brain abscess are also being carried out. In 1984, Hospital Infection control committee was established. Hospital infection control committee is actively involved in monitoring hospital infection and formulating measures to reduce it. Recently, it is actively involved in the Biomedical Waste Management Programme.

List of services:

The microbiology Department provides diagnostic services to the clinical departments.

  • Diagnostic bacteriology :
    • Gram staining and culture and antibiotic sensitivity of bacteria from clinical samples.
    • Special staining:- ZN Stain, Giemsa staining and Mucicarmine stain

    • Culture & sensitivity test for M tuberculosis
  • Diagnostic parasitology
  • Serology tests include
    • MP antigen, widal Typhidot, ASO,CRP, RF, Widal, Dengue IgM, Cryptococcus Antigen (Latex test) and V.D.R.L.
    • ELISA for ANA, by LIA, Dengue IgM, Chikunguniya, NSI antigen Hydatid serology,Amoebic Serology and HIV I & II
  • Diagnostic mycology
  • Hospital Infection Control Tests which include
    • Air Bacteriology
    • Water Bacteriology
    • Nasal Swab
    • Biological indicator testing
    • Swabs from equipment
    • Disinfectant testing.
    • Sterility test :- I.V. Fluid – Surgical drapes/gowns

Time and location of receiving samples:

Dept. Of Microbiology, 3 rd floor, Academic Block, Room No. 301 to 318, G.B. Pant Hospital.

Day & Time

OPD Central Collection Centre (G-4)

Routine Samples from Wards





Monday to Friday
8 am – 1 pm




8 am – 11 am




After 12 noon culture sample, Room no-308, A-Block


Emergency samples for Culture:

CSF, Blood, brain abscess, aspirate fluids, Pleural, Pericardial, Pancreatic, Peritoneal, Ascitic fluid, BAL.

Emergency samples for Serology:

HIV, Dengue, PS for Malarial Parasite.


Emergency Lab


Rapid Test
Rapid Test
Rapid Test

Emergency ward culture samples after 4 PM.

Emergency Timing 24 hours for serology rapid test.

Documents required for the service:

Patient information, relevant clinical details and history of antibiotic therapy.

Required fee, if any:

These tests are free of cost for inpatients and outdoor patients of G.B. Pant Hospital and other Govt. hospitals.

Academic activities:

The department actively participates in National, international and state level conferences by presenting scientific papers and delivering CME lectures.

Future plans:

1.     Set up a PCR laboratory

2.     Introduce fluorescent testing

3.     Have a mycobacteriology laboratory where tuberculosis sensitivity and culture will be done

4.  Process is underway for installing a state of the art Molecular Laboratory, Mycobacterium Detection and Sensitivity System and Automated Blood Culture System


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Last Updated : 17 Nov,2018