Infectious diseases have been inflicting mankind since time immemorial. The microscopic organisms have been on this earth even before the human times. They have been attacking humanity and had been very successful till 1940s when Penicillins, anti-biotics were discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming. There was lot of cheer in Medical circles expecting finally a victory in this long battle. However the happiness was short-lived. Within a decade of many molecules being discovered, the organisms developed ways and means to inactivate the potency of anti-biotics. That was the beginning of ANTI-BACTERIAL RESISTANCE.
Around 1980’s another infectious disease raised its ugly head, HIV-Human Immunodeficiency Virus!!! This led to the concept of immuno-suppression and opportunistic infections. Many organisms which were before non-pathogenic started attacking patients with immuno-suppressive diseases like Diabetes, Transplantations etc.
The role of Microbiology gained prominence owing to the scenario of emerging and re-emerging infections and multi-drug resistance. Also rapid techniques have been developed to tackle the problems of time-consuming procedures .Over the past decade or two, a lot of developments have been made in automated Microbiological diagnostics making rapid and accurate diagnosis for rapid, aggressive management possible. This has made the Microbiology services a forefront pointer than backstage performer.
At Qualilife Diagnostics, a state- of- the- art centre has been developed which caters not only to the diagnosis of culprit infectious agent, but also suggests the appropriate patient management option.
Water sterility checking ensuring the portability of drinking water and Operation theatre sterility surveillance are the other services that are offered according to BIS standards and APIC standards respectively.