SRMSIMS Microbiology Department


The Department consists of a highly developed entry restricted Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology lab fitted with A.C & (BSL III, HEPA filter, MGIT 960 cool centrifuge) Mycology lab, Serological, Virology, Immunology & Parasitology lab. The daily workload of the department consists of around 70-80 Bacteriological cultures,35 T.B. culture& AFB Staining, 300 clinical virological investigations, 70 Serological, about 50 Parasitology & 35 Immunological, 15 Mycological investigations/day round the clock.

  • The Department boasts of automated equipment like BACTEC Blood culture, VITEK Automation culture & sensitivity with MIC determinate, MGIT 960 for TB liquid culture & sensitivity & Fluorescent Microscopy apart from all conventional techniques of a standard Mycobacteriological lab.
  • Sophisticated Immunological tests like Pro-calcitonin estimate for severe septic shock patient, Serum IgE testing for Atopypatients, Hepatitis ‘e’ antigen detection for acute viral replication& Infectivity detection & Anti core antibody detection for chronic Hepatitis ‘B’ patients apart from all ELISA tests forHep B, HepC, HIV, Dengue patients are being done.
  • At the molecular level, diagnosis of TB, Malaria, Dengue, HPV, Fungal detection in corneal ulcer & keratitis cases, BAL fluid are being performed.Plans for the future include Gene X-pert for detection of resistant Mycobacterium and RT PCR based diagnosis for Hepatitis, HIV, Dengue, Swine flu, Chikungunya virus etc.


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Bareja R, Goel K, Pottathil S, Narang VK, Singh VA, Grover PS. Evaluation of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in patients and nursing staff of intensive care units of a tertiary care hospital in a rural area. National Journal of Laboratory Medicine. 2013 Dec, 2(4): 18-22. (ISSN 2277-8551)

Shinu P, Bareja R, Goyal M, Singh V, Mehrishi P, Bansal M, Narang VK, Grover PS Singh V, Yadav S, Nabeel A. Extended-spectrum β-lactamase and AmpC β-lactamase Production among Gram-negative Bacilli Isolates Obtained from Urinary Tract Infections and Wound Infections. Indian Journal of Clinical Practice. 2014 April; 24(11):1019-1026. (ISSN 0971-0876)

Bareja R, Mishra V, Goyal RK, Behara RN. Prevalence of HIV in clinically suspected cases of pulmonary tuberculosis. National Journal of Laboratory Medicine. 2014 Dec, 3(4): 22-26. (ISSN 2277-8551)

Goyal RK, Bareja R, Mishra V, Behara R.N. Pulmonary strongyloidiasis: A case report from Western Uttar Pradesh. CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research. 2015; 2(2): 153-155. (ISSN 2348-3334)

Shinu P, Bareja R, SinghVA, Bansal M, Goyal M, Bunger R, Jad B, Setia AS. Risk factors associated with trimethoprimsulfamethoxazole and ciprofloxacin resistance among Escherichia coli strains isolated from community acquired urinary tract infection. Indian Journal of Clinical Practice, 2015: 25 (9): 854-860. (ISSN 0971-0876)

Grover PS, Bareja R, Kaystha N. Characterization of lipids of Sporothrix schenckii. J. Acad. Indus. Res. (Journal of Academia and Industrial Research-JAIR) February 2013; Vol. 1(9): 568-570. (ISSN: 2278-5213)

Grover PS, Bareja R, Narang VK, Jaryal SC. Incidence of fimbriated strains amongst haemolytic Escherichia coli. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS).(Jan.- Feb. 2013); Volume 4 (3): 69-72.(e-ISSN: 2279-0853, p-ISSN: 2279-0861).

Grover PS, Bareja R, Jaryal SC, Narang VK. Characterization of Haemolytic Escherichia coli. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications(IJSRP). February 2013; 3(2): 1-6. (ISSN 2250-3153)

Jad B, Bareja R, Grover PS. Evaluation of various staining techniques for routine microscopy of stool samples for the detection of Cryptosporidium parvum. J. Acad. Indus. Res. (JAIR). April 2013; Vol. 1(11): 671-674. (ISSN: 2278-5213)

Grover PS, Bareja R, Jad B. A multiattribute utility evaluation for the detection of Cryptosporidium species in stool. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS). Mar.- Apr. 2013; Volume 5(5): 42-46.(e-ISSN: 2279-0853, p-ISSN: 2279-0861)

Bareja R, Pottathil S, Shah RK, Grover PS, Singh VA. Trends in bacterial etiology amongst cases of meningitis. J. Acad. Indus. Res. (JAIR). April 2013; Vol. 1(12): 761-765. (ISSN: 2278-5213)

Bareja R, Pottathil S, Shah RK, Grover PS, Singh VA. Simultaneous detection of Extended-spectrum-β-lactamase, AmpC-β-lactamase and Metallo-β-lactamase in gram negative clinical isolates on a single plate. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS). Mar.- Apr. 2013; Volume 6(2):74-77. (e-ISSN: 2279-0853, p-ISSN: 2279-0861)

Bareja R, Jindal RC, Vohra P, Grover PS. Evaluation of various techniques for the detection of Nocardia species in clinically evident cases of pulmonary and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS). Jan. 2014; 13(1) ver. III: 65-70. (e-ISSN: 2279-0853, p-ISSN: 2279-0861)

Mishra V, Singh S, Bareja R, Goyal RK, Behara R.N. Evaluation of various techniques among clinically suspected patients of pulmonary tuberculosis with and without the presence of HIV infection. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS). Aug. 2014; 13(8) ver. IV: 68-71. (e-ISSN: 2279-0853, p-ISSN: 2279-0861)

Bareja R, Grover PS, Mehra SK. Determination of growth curve of Sporothrix schenckii in mycelial phase. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS). April 2015; 14(4) Ver. VI, 121-123. (e-ISSN: 2279-0853, p-ISSN: 2279-0861)

Kumar M, Vyas A, Kumar S, Kumar A, Bareja R, Mehra SK. Antibiotic resistance pattern in Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates with special reference to co-existence of different β-lactamases. Curr Res Microbiol Biotechnol. 2015; 3(4): 685-689. (ISSN: 2320-2246)

Bareja R, Mehra SK, Grover PS. Transition of Sporothrix schenckii from mycelial to yeast form and determination of its growth curve. Sch. J. App. Med. Sci., 2015; 3(3A): 1092-1095. ISSN 2320-6691 (Online) ISSN 2347-954X (Print).

Singh I, Jaryal SC, Thakur K, Sood A, Grover PS, Bareja R. Isolation and Characterization of Various Pseudomonas species from Distinct Clinical Specimens. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS) Volume 14, Issue 6 Ver. VI (Jun. 2015), 80-84 (e-ISSN: 2279-0853, p-ISSN: 2279-0861).

Bareja R, Pottathil S, Grover S.P, Singh H. The simplest technique for cultivation and maintenance of Balantidium coli. International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences. 2015; 4: 218-221. (ISSN: 2278-4292)

Bareja R, Grover PS, Mehra KS. In vitro effect of potassium iodide on growth of Sporothrix schenckii in mycelial form. Sch. J. App. Med. Sci., 2015; 3(7D): 2676-2679. ISSN 2320-6691 (Online) ISSN 2347-954X (Print).

Malhotra A, Bali A, Bareja R. Anti-bacterial efficacy of octenidine as a mouth wash. IJPSR. 2016; 7(1): 340-344. (E-ISSN: 0975-8232; P-ISSN: 2320-5148).

Rathore PK, Kumar A, Vyas A, Bareja R, Dalal AS. Incidence of rubella antibodies among pregnant women in a tertiary care hospital. J Pharm Biomed Sci. 2016; 6(2): 110–114. (ISSN- 2230-7885)Jaryal CS, Bareja R, Grover PS. Significance of haemolytic Escherichia coli among clinical isolates. Int J Recent Sci Res. 2016; 7(2): 9093-9096. (ISSN: 0976-3031).

Bareja R, Grover PS, Mehra SK. Effect of potassium iodide on growth of Sporothrix schenckii in yeast form. Spatula DD. 2015; 5(4): 215-218. (ISSN: 1309-9914).

Goyal RK, Sami H, Mishra V, Bareja R, Behara RN. Non –Albicans Cndiduria: An Emerging Threat. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science Vol.6 (03),pp.048-050,March,2016.

Hiba S, Mehar R, Mohd A, Ajmal RM, Shukl I, Khan MH. Viral Etiology and Assessment of HBV Genotypes in Fulminant Hepatic Failure: The Present Scenario Annals of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,Vol.03,No.01January –March 2016.

Malik A, Sami H, Khan PA, Fatima N,Siddiqui.M. Prevalance of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in Pregnant Woman and Birth Outcome at tertiary Care Centre in a North Indian Town.” J mmunol Vaccine Technol. 2015;1(1): 104.

Sultan A, Rizvi M, khan F, Sami H, Shukla I, Khan HA. Increasing antimicrobial resistance among uropathogens : Is Fosfomycin the answer? Urology Annals/jan-Mar 2015/vol 7 Issue1.

Khan F, Sami H, Siddiqui N, Kaushal N, Sultan A, Rizvi M , Kirmani S, Mehtab Md, Shukla I, khan HM. Multidrug – Resistant Acinetobater Species: An increasing Threat in Tertiary Care Setting. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied sciences.ISSN;2319-7706 Special Issue -1(2015)pp.95-100.

Rizvi M, Ahmad J, Khan F, Shukla I, Malik A, Sami H. Synergy of drug combinations in treating multidrug – resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa” AMJ 2015;8(1):1-6. /10.4066 /AMJ.2015. 2096.

Fatima N, Sami H, Nabeela, Khan AP, Khan MH. Seroprevalance of Torch Infection in Patients with Bad Obstetric History in and around Aligarh, Northern India. International Journal of Scientific Research Volume ;/issue :7/July 2014.ISN No.2277-8179.

Rizvi M, Azam M, Sultan A, Shukla I, Malik A, Ajmal RM, Khan F, Sami H. Prevalence of genotype D n chronic liver disease patients with occult HBV infection in northern region of India” Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology -57 (4), October –December 2014.

Ghildiyal PJ, Singh DP, Goyal KR. Cutaneous images of interest of fascioliasis from India” Indian journal of pathology and microbiology-57( 3) 2014.

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