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Micro Biology

Best Micro Biology Laboratory in Kerala

The Department of Microbiology in VPS Lakeshore is part of the laboratory medicine and provide advanced laboratory diagnostic services for clinical management of infectious diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites, together with advice on the control of infections. The 3 main sections in the department, Bacteriology, Mycology, and Serology operate as an integrated unit. The department is headed by a Senior Consultant Clinical Microbiologist and is supported by an experienced Senior Registrar. The Clinical Microbiologists are available during the day and out of hours for diagnostic consultations as well as consultations on antibiotic therapy for the management of infectious diseases and plays an active role in monitoring and controlling hospital-acquired infections.

The laboratory is staffed with experienced and dedicated microbiologists specialized on testing clinical specimens for culture, isolation & identification of pathogenic organisms & antibiotic sensitivity testing as well as evaluation of serological samples for infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases. Stringent Quality Control measures are followed to ensure accuracy and precision in results and rapid turnaround time (TAT). Preliminary results and critical results arc informed by phone to the clinicians concerned when appropriate for the management of patients with serious infections.

The lab is integrated with the Hospital Information System (HIS) to facilitate immediate & efficient flow of information results to the clinician. The laboratory participates and performs well in National Quality Assurance schemes.

Around 2500 samples per month for direct smear & culture and more than 5000 blood samples/month are processed for serological tests for evidence of bacterial and viral infections (HIV, Hepatitis A, B, C, etc.) and immunological diseases.     

The microbiology laboratory operates 24 Hours every day. Although the core working hours are between 9 AM - 5 PM on weekdays, a team of staff is available to cover key areas during nights, weekends and public holidays, to perform urgent specimen processing and to provide timely and quality diagnostic services that enable outstanding patient care.

Dr. Molly Johny

Senior Consultant and Head of Microbiology

Qualification

MBBS, MD Microbiology, MSc Immunology

Experience


    • More than 40 years of experience in Clinical Microbiology, providing diagnostic & therapeutic services.
    • Worked as Head of Microbiology Unit and Consultant Microbiologist in Amiri hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait.
    • Has been teaching medical students and postgraduate trainees including MRCPath trainees.
    • Worked in Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore.
    • Worked abroad in hospitals such as IMVS, Royal Adelaide Hospital & Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, Australia and the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Canada.
    • Underwent short periods of training in CDC, Atlanta, USA, UCLA hospital, Los Angeles, USA, London School of Tropical Medicine, UK and by visiting other centers in the USA.

Dr. Molly Johny

Senior Consultant and Head of Microbiology

News & events

24

Jul

വൃക്ക മാറ്റിവയ്ക്കുന്നത് മൂന്നാം തവണ; 47കാരന് വിപിഎസ് ലേക്‌ഷോറിൽ പുതുജീവൻ

പെരുമ്പാവൂർ സ്വദേശി തോമസ് മാത്യുവിന് (47) 2003ൽ, 29-ആം വയസ്സിലാണ് ആദ്യം വൃക്കമാറ്റിവച്ചത്. പിന്നീട് മൂന്ന് വർഷത്തിന് ശേഷം വീണ്ടും മാറ്റിവയ്‌ക്കേണ്ടിവന്നു.

11

Jul

39 Year Old Pregnant Woman beats Covid-19 and Pneumonia at VPS Lakeshore

Kiran who was admitted to the Covid treatment centre back in May, later suffered from post-covid pneumonia that was quite hard to tackle particularly during the pregnancy period.

15

Jul

World Hepatitis Day 2021: VPS Lakeshore Offers Free Hepatitis Checkup

VPS Lakeshore has come up with a special Hepatitis Day Screening Package inclusive of Liver Function Test, Hemogram, HBsAG, Anti-HCV, and Anti-HBS Titre.

20

Jun

VPS Lakeshore Incorporates Sputnik V Vaccine

Lakeshore gained access to Sputnik right in the middle of these times which witnessed a common scarcity for the vaccine.

17

Jul

Webinar by Institute of Head and Neck Sciences

Webinar on Current Concepts in Mandibular Resection, Reconstruction and Prosthetic Rehabilitation.

01

Jun

The Most Advanced Cath Lab in Kerala - VPS Lakeshore

VPS Lakeshore introduces the most advanced cath lab in Kerala, an exclusive space to perform minimally invasive investigations and procedures.

01

Jun

Survival of a post-Covid symptomatic patient by VA ECMO

A post-Covid viral myocarditis patient is saved at a critical situation by the team of VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi.

25

May

VPS offered jobs to trapped healthcare workers in UAE!

കോവിഡ്-19 ന്റെ പശ്ചാത്തലത്തിൽ ജോലി വാഗ്‌ദാനങ്ങളാൽ പറ്റിക്കപ്പെടുകയും ജോലിക്കുവേണ്ടി ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടുന്നതുമായ നിരവധി നഴ്സുമാർക്ക് ജോലിനൽകി വി.പി.എസ്.