We are very proud of our history and the core values that have contributed to our success in the field of laboratory diagnosis. The microbiology department at Dhulikhel Hospital -Kathmandu University Hospital (DH-KUH) has proven to be an appropriate and reliable arm for proper diagnosis of infectious diseases. As a departmental entity, our major concern is the provision of accurate laboratory diagnostic services and effective academic environment.
Our mission is to provide quality services in the diagnostic area along with highest quality of research and education possible in the interdisciplinary fields of Microbiology and immunology. We ensure our research to be compatible with international standard and provide education for the production of Quality health manpower with indispensable morality.
Recently PCR is being frequently applied for detection of Mycobacterial DNA and HPV DNA. Besides, the advent of SARS COV-2, PCR testing (since April 2020 )in our molecular laboratory has accentuated its value during the epidemics. Many more of the molecular parameters are under the phase of acquisition in near future. Some of which are: HCV and HBV viral load, multiplex PCR for STDs etc.
Quality control (QC) is of utmost priority for us. Since September 2007,, external quality control is being addressed in association with National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) and Nepal Tuberculosis Center (NTC). Whereas, internal quality control is assessed on regular basis while performing culture, biochemical tests and microscopy etc.
The Department of Microbiology has been involved in teaching various streams: MBBS, BDS, B.Sc. Laboratory Medicine, BMIT, BPT, BSc Nursing and BNS. We provide knowledge to students on different aspects of microbiology. We have a strong collaboration with international universities like Mahidol University (MU, Thailand), Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology (NTNU, Norway).
International exchange of research and advancements with visiting faculties update us with the global scenario of microbiology. Research is a cornerstone of our academic effort and our research programs in Microbiology and Immunology are further strengthened by our research values. Our work is increasingly breaking new ground.