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List of test

A) MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION:

i) Gram smear
ii) AFB smear
iii) KOH mount for fungus
iv) Albert stain for C. diphtheria
v) Hanging drop for V. cholera
vi) India Ink preparation for Cryptococcus
vii) Oppurtunistic parasites in faeces (Crytosporidium, Isospora, Cyclospora, Microsporidioum)

B) BACTERIOLOGY:

i) Culture and Sensitivity test (Manual) (48-72 hrs.)
ii) Culture and Sensitivity test (Automated)(36-48hrs) Identification / Sensi. on VITEK 2.
iii) Blood culture (automated BacT alert 3D) (48hrs)
iv) Anaerobic culture and sensitivity (4 days)

C) MYCOBACTERIOLOGY:

i) AFB Culture (Routine L. J. – 6 weeks)
ii) AFB Culture (Automated - 15 days)
iii) Mycobiogram (I & II line drugs)
iv) Slit skin smears (Hansens)

D) MYCOLOGY:

i) Fungus Culture ( 1 week)
ii) Identification/ sensitivity of yeasts (48hrs)

E) O. T. Surveillance: Swabs/ Air sampling/ Autoclave & Water testing.