The Department of Serology is focused on tests that conclusively prove that there is a fungal, viral or protozoal infection in a patient. A serology test is carried out to determine the levels of antibodies in the patient, which may have spiked due to a bacterial or viral contact. The manner of testing involves checking the patient’s blood samples for certain antibodies as exposure to bacterial or viral infections causes the body’s immune system to generate these antibodies to fight infection. Thus, the presence of a certain antibody can be conclusive proof of a recent infection. Therefore, it is possible to detect and diagnose viral and bacterial infections using serological investigation.
The Department of Serology undertakes investigations of blood samples for various water-borne diseases, mosquito or animal borne diseases. Accuracy and timeliness are fundamental to our operations and we employ advanced technologies to ensure that these two parameters always remain paramount.