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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

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Oct

VPS Lakeshore Performs the State’s First Artificial Heart Transplant

Kerala’s first ever Artificial Heart Transplant successfully performed by the Cardiothoracic Surgical Team of VPS Lakeshore, Kochi.

12

Oct

VPS Lakeshore Medical Centre Launched at Calicut

VPS Lakeshore's Medical Centre was officially launched at Calicut as the new venture was inaugurated by Hon. Minister P. A Muhammad Riyas and Mayor Dr. Beena Philip.

11

Oct

Inauguration of VPS Lakeshore Medical Centre Calicut

VPS Lakeshore's Medical Centre at Calicut was inaugurated by Hon. Minister P. A Muhammad Riyas and Mayor Dr. Beena Philip.

24

Sep

Dieting the Healthy Way

Find VPS Lakeshore's Chief Dietician Dr. Manju P George's article about the diet for good health published in Kerala Kaumudy Azhchapathippu

13

Sep

VPS Lakeshore's Successful Feat of Liver Transplanting

VPS Lakeshore conducts yet another successful Liver Transplant Surgery in a six-month-old baby hailing from Lakshadweep, who went through the condition of biliary atresia.

07

Sep

VPS Lakeshore's Contribution at the AAOS 2021

A Study from VPS Lakeshore hospital presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting in San Diego (Aug 31 to Sep 3, 2021)

03

Sep

VPS Lakeshore Saves Covid Patient with Brain Haemorrhage

VPS Lakeshore's timely intervention with advanced lung support system has saved Ram Naresh, a 34 year old Covid patient who had Brain Haemorrhage along with internal lung bleeding.

03

Aug

The Mom's Gift: A Successful Liver Transplant Surgery

Little Fathima's liver disease gets cured with a part of her mom's liver transplanted in her.