Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital

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(An Autonomous Post-Graduate Institute)
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of NCT of Delhi

Tahirpur, Delhi - 110093


Department of Microbiology

The Department of Microbiology in RGSSH was established by Dr. SonaliBhattar(MBBS,MD) in 2016. It caters to a variety of patient samples primarily in the diagnosis of infective micro-organisms. The department also houses a state-of-art molecular laboratory with uni-directional workflow. The future plans are set to include a full-fledged tuberculosis setup with liquid culture capabilities in addition to staining and CB-NAAT being done now. Identification and susceptibility testing is being done by automated and manual methods. The department also has serological capabilities for viral detection as well as for acute phase reactants. The department aims to be the focal point for advanced microbiological diagnostics in the East Delhi region.

The list of tests available include:

  • Bacterial Culture and sensitivity (From Urine, Sputum, Pus, Fluid, Endotracheal Aspirate, BAL, Pleural Fluid, Peritoneal Fluid, Semen samples)
  • Blood Culture
  • Fungal Culture
  • Sputum for Acid Fast Bacilli
  • PCR for M.Tb
  • Rapid Test for HBsAg
  • Rapid Test for Anti-HCV
  • Rapid Test for HIV
  • Widal Test
  • C-Reactive Protein (Quantitative)
  • Rheumatoid Factor
  • PCR for COVID-19
  • Stool for Ova/Cyst
  • Stool Culture


(Dr.  Shikhar Saxena)

Assistant Professor
& Clinical Head of Department of Microbiology
M.B.B.S., M.D. (Microbiology)