Laboratory is unique in providing real time microbiological services. It is a laboratory that runs 24 hrs and is manned by Medical microbiologists and technical staff who follow standard recommended techniques and quality control protocols. The section is involved in the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases. It has state-of-the-art automated equipment for Blood and Body fluid culture (BACTEC 9120), rapid culture and sensitivity testing of Mycobacteria by Radiometric BACTEC 460 T.B. System and ATB System (Biomereiux) for rapid identification and sensitivity testing of bacteria and yeasts. Besides, routine serology, special immunological tests are being done for diagnosis of Infectious and autoimmune diseases. The laboratory also plays an important role in the surveillance and monitoring of hospital-acquired infections and disposal of biomedical waste.