National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases

Indian Council of Medical Research
Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

NICED : Outbreak Investigations

 Referral Services

NABL accredited ICMR-NICED Laboratory provides referral services

NABL accredited ICMR-NICED Laboratory provides referral services to different Government Organisation for the diagnosis of following diseases. The laboratory, a state of art facility, is manned by a team of skilled personnel.


Bacteriology:

Investigation Sample Quantity of Sample
Cholera and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Stool
Or
Rectal Swab
Stool: Minimum 100-150 µl
Rectal swab: Visible traces of faecal matter
Diarrhoeal diseases and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
Typhoid diseases and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
 
Whole Blood in Blood Culture Bottle 8-10 ml for adult blood culture bottle
4-5 ml for paediatric blood culture bottle
Widal Test Whole Blood or Serum Minimum 1.5 ml
     

 

Virology:

Investigation Sample Quantity of Sample
HIV antibody Whole blood / plasma / serum Whole blood - 3 ml
Plasma / Serum - 1 ml
HIV-1 Qualitative PCR Dried Blood Spot At least 3 good spots
HIV-1 Quantitative PCR Whole blood / plasma Whole blood - 3 ml
Plasma - 2 ml
     

 

Parasitology :

Investigation Sample Quantity of Sample
Amoebiasis
Giardiasis
Cryptosporidiosis
Stool 5-6 ml
     

The reports of investigation will be provided directly to the physicians, concerned health authorities and patients (on request).

      
   

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