Molecular Diagnosis of infectious diseases is the next generation diagnosis in Microbiology department. An era of high technology which includes PCR and Real Time PCR has arrived in the microbiology department for a routine use.
Molecular Microbiology has become the hottest laboratory area and rapid technique to detect bacteria, fungi and viruses using DNA probes are now become the part and parcel of routine diagnosis of infectious diseases. More over Molecular Microbiology tests helps in faster detection of etiologic agents and there by helps in escalating and deescalating the antibiotics.
PCR techniques now been used routine because of their faster mode of detection than the culture and affordability .Hence in nearer future it will not be a surprised that molecular microbiology tests may entirely replaces culture methods.
We at Narayana Nethralaya, Narayana Health city have realized the need of molecular microbiology diagnosis for the treatment of infectious diseases and have the state of art facilities for testing various bacterial, fungal and viral etiologic agents.
We have highly trained, skilled and motivated technical expertise who work around the clock and issue the results with in the 24 hours after receiving the samples. In our laboratory we perform series and variety of PCR tests both qualitative and quantitative for various bacterial, fungal and viral agents.
We are the first lab in south India approved by Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for H1N1 Testing in Private sector.
We are now processed more than 100 samples for H1N1 with the remarkable turnaround time of 24 hours. This helps the clinicians to deescalate from Tamiflu therapy if the test is negative and continue in case the test is positive.
Faster H1N1 testing helps to with draw the Tami flu tablets from the therapy and there by reduces the toxicity of this drug which is well known.
Clinical specimens to be sent to the following address
Department of Molecular Diagnostics
Narayana Health city
# 258/ A, Bommasandra, Hosur Road,
Phone: +91-80-66660670, +91-80-66660655-0658