The Department of Microbiology of ILBS has extensive experience developing, conducting, and interpreting tests for patients with bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections, and for those prone to infections, such as cancer and AIDS patients.
Faculty expertise includes bacteriology analysis, antibiotic susceptibility testing, mycology, molecular microbiology, mycobacteriology, international microbiology, molecular epidemiology, and parasitology. New testing methods pioneered here include PCR diagnostics and tests for susceptibility of yeasts to antifungal agents. Faculty is readily available to advise treating physicians and others on which tests to order and discuss the implications of test results. Also, faculty has the expertise to design customized testing, as needed - applying and adapting cutting-edge technologies to meet special needs.
Many of the diagnostic tests perform in Microbiology department of ILBS, including some developed here, are not widely available in other laboratories and institutions.
Turnaround time varies by test from a few hours to several days for particularly complex tests.
For other hospitals and laboratories (apart from ILBS) who need more specialized capabilities, we offer testing and consulting services. We work with physicians seeking help diagnosing and treating complex or unusual conditions.