Location: The Department of Microbiology is situated on the second floor above the radiotherapy department in the OPD block

Services: The department carries out various tests to diagnose infectious diseases. It has various sections like
Bacteriology,
Serology,
Immunology,
Fungal studies,
AFB(Tuberculosis),
Virology-HIV/AIDS /Dengue/JE /Chikungunya Fever, Malaria ,etc.

Culture facilities are available for all sample including pathogens commonly acquired in HIV/AIDS cases like Cryptococcus neoformans, candida albicans, cryptosporidium parvum and other opportunistic infections. Facilities are also available for investigating routine cases like diarrhoea, respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, wound infections and other infectious conditions.

Samples are collected at the central laboratory and test results are dispatched to the department that requested for the test.

Private patients can also avail the services at a cost. Details are available in annexure 1.

DOTS Centre: Facilities for sputum examination for Tuberculosis are available at the DOTS centre from 9:00 am - 5:00 p.m. on the ground floor, in the same building.

Laboratory Services

 

Laboratory services at Goa Medical College are available round the clock for routine as well as emergency investigations. The tests are conducted by various departments

 

The department is centrally situated in the main service block in OPD number 9.
Patients should come to the department with a proper requisition slip from the concerned department.