Laboratory Services

The Clinical Microbiology Laboratory services were commenced in OPD building at permanent campus, AIIMS Rajkot on 31ST December 2021.

The following diagnostic tests are presently being offered by the department along with consultation on choice of antimicrobials on:


  • Rheumatoid Factor
  • Anti-streptolysin O
  • Rapid Plasma Reagin
  • Treponema pallidum haemagglutination test
  • Widal test
  • Typhoid IgG/IgM rapid test
  • Leptospira IgG/IgM
  • Dengue NS1/IgG/IgM
  • Chikungunya IgM
  • Hepatitis A IgM
  • Hepatitis E IgM
  • HBsAg
  • Hepatitis C antibody
  • HIV 1&2 antibodies
  • Covid Rapid Antigen



  • Gram staining
  • Albert staining
  • Bacterial culture and sensitivity


  • ZN staining
  • Modified ZN staining
  • Mantoux test



  • Stool Routine & Microscopic Examination
  • Stool for occult blood
  • Modified ZN Staining forcoccidian parasites
  • Peripheral Blood smear for Microfilaria
  • Malaria rapid card test


  • KOH Examination for fungal elements
  • Fungal culture
  • India Ink for Cryptococcus


(2) Hospital Infection Control Services

(3) Biomedical Waste Management Services

(4) Specialized Centers

  • Designated Microscopy center for TB

DMC was established at AIIMS Rajkot in April 2022. Centre is doing sputum smear examination for the presence of acid-fast bacilli. The samples are also sent for CB-NAAT and TB culture to District Tuberculosis Centre, Rajkot.


  • Facility -Integrated counselling and testing center (F ICTC)

ICTC center was started in April 2022 in accordance with State HIV Centre, Gujarat where free HIV testing is done as per NACO guidelines.