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Amala Institute of Medical Sciences

Amala Nagar PO, Thrissur, Kerala, INDIA - 680555

MICROBIOLOGY

The department undertakes Academic activities as well as diagnostic laboratory work. It offers services to the needs of the patients who are attending the Hospital. The services offered by the department are: Bacteriology, Immunology (mainly Serological test), Mycology, Mycobacteriology.

Facilities

SERVICE LAB: Diagnostic Facilities

Bacteriology - Staining Methods, Gram's, Ziehl-Neelsen, Giemsa, etc. Also includes Culture of samples.
Urine, Sputum, Secretions, Pus
Body Fluids like CSF, Ascitic, Pleural, Synovial, etc.
AFB culture for Pulmonary and Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Blood Culture - Automated by BacT Alert
Stock cultures kept

Mycology

Fungal staining and fungal culture for identification of fungal diseases. Stock cultures kept.

Virology

Diagnosis of viral diseases like Hepatitis A & E, Dengue, Chikungunya by serological methods.

Serology

ELISA - for antibody detection of viral diseases and Leptospira antibody,
Widal,
RPR & TPHA
ASO - by Turbidometry.

Immunology

CRP by Turbidometry
RA by Turbidometry
C3 & C4 - by ELISA, ANA profile
Ab against cyclic citrullinated peptides (ACCP) by ELISA

Parasitology

Stool Microscopic examination for parasitic ova, cyst and larva
Blood smear examination for haematological parasites

Faculty Details

NameDesignationQualificationPost PG
Experience
Date of Birth 
Dr. K V SuseelaProfessor and HODMD Microbiology, 199213 years 6 months19-02-1961Profile
Dr. Aiswarya AlexAssistant ProfessorMD Microbiology, 20123 year 6 months30-05-1980Profile
Dr. Subi DasAssistant ProfessorMD Microbiology, 20142 years27-7-1984Profile
Ms. Neethu BabuTutorM.Sc.Medical Microbiology 20035 years22-03-1978Profile
Ms.Jolly JoseTutorM.Sc.Medical Microbiology 20056 Months05-09-1981Profile
Dr.Rosemol AntonyTutorMBBS Profile
Dr.Blessy Josephine PBTutorMBBS Profile

Dr. K V Suseela

Completed MBBS from Government Medical College, Thrissur in 1987. Recieved MD (Microbiology) from Government Medical College, Kozhikode in 1992. Assistant Professor in Jubilee Mission Medical College, Thrissur (2003 to 2008). Associate Professor in Jubilee Mission Medical College, Thrissur (2008 to 2012). Additional Professor in Jubilee Mission Medical College, Thrissur (2012 to 2013). Now working in Amala Institute of Medical Sciences HOD in Microbiology. Life member of Academy of Clinical Microbiologists & Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists.

Dr. J Vasudevan

Completed MBBS from Stanley Medical college, Chennai and received MD in Microbiology (Coimbatore Medical College) in March 2007. Now working in Amala Institute of Medical Sciences as Assistant Professor in Microbiology.

Dr. Santhosh B Patil

Completed MBBS from Al-Ameen Medical College, Bijapur, Karnataka in 2006. Recieved MD (Microbiology) from St. John's Medical College, Bengaluru in 2010. Postgraduate cum demonstrator at department of Microbiology(2007 to 2010) St. John's Medical College, Bengaluru. Assistant Professor in Department of Microbiology(2010 to 2013) Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Science and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu. Presently working as Associate Professor in Microbiology, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences. Member of Hospital infection control team.Having 4 publications.

Dr. Aiswarya Alex

Completed MBBS from UCMS, Nepal(Tribhuban university). Recieved MD Microbiology from KIMS(Dr. NTR University), Narketpally, Andhra Pradesh. Worked as Assistant Professor in MOSC Kolenchery(22-04-2013 to 28-02-2014). Presently working in Amala Institute of Medical Sciences as Assistant Professor in Microbiology from 01-03-2014 onwards. Life Member of Academy of Clinical Microbiologists.

Publications

1. Joseph K, Athappily A, Pariyarum SE Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in an AIDS patient J Acad Clin Microbiol 2012:14: 29-33

2. Suseela K V, Criton S, Patil S,Gangadharan G, a case of erysipeloid presenting as abscesses along the lympatics J Acad Clin Microbiol 2015:17: 45-47

3. Kundoly V Suseela, Vasanthy Jayaraj, Thomas Betsy, Fareena Jabeen, Mohan Ramya, Incidence of Group B Streptococci Colonization during the Third Trimester of Pregnancy in two Tertiary Care Centers in the Central Part of Kerala, International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research 2016:3:568-570