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About the Department / Program
The Department was started in the year 1986 and the clinical microbiology in the year 1988 with a focus on MBBS education 
The clinical Microbiology laboratory serves as a backbone for postgraduate teaching and patient diagnosis and is adjunctive for excellence in patient care and management 
The laboratory has been accredited by the NABL since 2007 
The department of Microbiology has several functional subdivisions .The Clinical Microbiology division of the Sri Ramachandra Laboratory services handles 500 samples per day .The other divisions include Mycology, Virology, Mycobacteriology, Molecular Biology and Parasitology. 
The laboratory has the expertise to diagnose all infectious diseases and offer support for the management of infections both in the hospital and community. The diagnostic service is offered on all days of the year 24 hours .
It is one of the first laboratories in Tamil Nadu recognized by the government for H1N1 testing . 
The department plays an active role in infection control activities at the hospital and imparts training program for all staff within and outside the hospital 
The 29th National congress of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists - MICROCON 2005 was organised by the Department of Microbiology