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  • Department of Immunology

    About us

    The Department of Immunology at the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University is a Nodal Centre for ZIKA Virus testing!

    • The department was established in 1998 with the following Objectives
      • Research and Training Activities (Special focus on specialised areas like Research areas like immunotoxins, cancer immunotherapy)
      • To set up a state of art immunodiagnostic lab for sophisticated tests
      • To work on areas like Transplantation, hypersensitivity and rheumatological disorder, organ based diseases Non Infective diseases like Diabetes Mellitus
      • Various tests for infectious diseases detection
      • To organize training program /workshops for medical and paramedical staff.
    • Department has state of art equipments for sophisticated tests like serology and molecular methods of diagnosis, transplant immunology. Basic equipments for all the immunological parameters are available in the department Elisa technique is being routinely used for screening tests.

    Activities

    • Services available
    • Quantitative analysis of Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C Virus and HIV are being done on government and private patients
    • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is being carried out for many communicable and non communicable diseases and methodologies have been standardised.
    • HLA tissue typing and cross matching are being carried out by serology and molecular methods This method can be used widely in organ transplant work.
    • Complete work up for Diabetics patients – estimation of autoantibodies, adipoenctin levels and HLA of the patients Immunoglobulin profile for the neonates and children
    • Training program is going to be conducted for lab personnel's in ELISA and PCR work. Training is given to students from various universities
    • Regular CMEs are being conducted in the department.
    • Short term projects are being carried out regularly by B Technology and M Tech students from various universities( Anna, SRM, Bharath, Bharathidasan Universities )
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      Lab Test being done:

      S.No Test Name
      01 Diabetes : GAD
      02 IA2
      03 C Peptide
      04 Rhematoid factors : ANA
      05 Anti Ds DNA
      06 ANCA
      07 CRP
      08 ASO
      09 R A Factor
      10 Viral parameters: Anti HBc
      11 HbeAg
      12 HBV DNA
      13 HCV RNA
      14 HbsAg
      15 HCV
      16 Dengue Elisha
      17 TORCH: Toxoplasma IgG & IgM
      18 Rubella IgG & IgM
      19 Cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG & IgM
      20 Hcrpcs Simplex
      21 Immunoglobulin Profile : IgG
      22 IgM
      23 IgA
      24 IgE
      25 IgG4
      26 C3
      27 C5
      28 SCRUBTYPHUS IgM
      29 HLA (Molecular method)

       

      Regular Outpatient clinics are attended by the Department staff at Stanley Medical College and Hospital and Institute of Children Hospital for collection of samples.

      Samples are collected during working days between 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. serum samples need to be sent and not the patients.  Serum needs to be separated without hemolysis and this sample has to be properly labelled.

      Should be sent in leak proof containers.

      Samples are sent as early as possible ( within 6 hours it can be in room temperature, if more than 6 hours it has to be brought in cold thermo cool boxes only)

      The samples are accepted any time between 10.00a.m to 2.00 p.m on any working days Monday to Friday

      Filled in Performa (available at our website) as enclosed should also be sent with the sample

      A formal requisite with the details of the patients and the name of the doctor asking for the test needs to be attached

      Payment needs to be done at the dept itself through a bank Chelan.

      Results are intimated to the patients.

      The tests will be done at a nominal charge .

  • Academic Events

    • Regular CMEs are being conducted in the department
    • Short term projects are being carried our regularly by B Technology and M Tech students from various universities (Anna, SRM, Bharath, Bharathidasan Universities)
    • CME in HLA in Health and disease by Dr. Radha Madhavan at the Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University in 2004.
    • Recent advances in Innate Immunity by Dr Bathirunathan in 2005.
    • Dr Bapi Raju on Leptospirosis on 14th July 2008.
    • Accreditation of Microbiological Labs on 09.04.09 by Dr Revathi Director of King's Institute of Preventive medicine
    • Microarray Technique by Dr Vijayalakshmi from Cancer Institute WIA on 22nd December.
    • CME was conducted – ICMR funded on "Diabetes mellitus and HLA" on July 2014 and four eminent speakers has delivered lectures.
    • Participated in CME – Bio techcellence 2014 at Anna University
    • Speaker in the Indo German workshop Orcheopolous meet at Madras Medical Mission in August 2014
    • Underwent hands on training In cancer institute for Microarray and proteonomics
    • March 23rd, 2017 : CME on "Cancer Immunotherapy using Dendritic cells"
  • Why Us?
    The Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University is the 2nd largest medical university in India which affiliates over 600 colleges.
    The Department of Immunology has:
    Systematically formulated and structured courses under the personal guidance of experienced and dedicated faculty
    State of the art equipment for Diagnostic Immunology
    Well trained technicians for hands on laboratory training
    Access to latest Immunology textbook and e-journals

    Courses

    S.No Programme Eligibility Duration Fees
    01 Short term project - Skills training in Diagnostic Immunology MBBS / MD / Biotechnology graduates and postgraduates 2-3 months Rs. 2000/month plus consumable charges
    02 Workshop on ‘Basics in Clinical Immunology’ Undergraduate and postgraduate students from all colleges and Universities 5 Days Rs. 3000/-
    03 Certificate course in Laboratory immunological techniques DMLT (2 years) BSc MLT 6 weeks Rs.10000/-
    04 Fellowship in Clinical Immunology MBBS one year Rs.20000/-

    • Program Details
    • DETAILS:
      1. Short term project :
      Duration        : 2-3 months
      Eligibility       : MBBS-for two or three months
      MD- for thesis purpose
      Biotechnology-Undergraduates and Postgraduates
      Scope : Hands on training experience in Diagnostic Immunology
      Coventional PCR /ELISA technique / Nephelometer)
      Fees             : Rs 2000/ month plus consumable charges as applicable
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      Phone         : 044-22353548/ 9940223180/ 9003241987

      2. Workshop on ‘Basics in Clinical Immunology’:
      Duration         : 5 days
      Eligibility        : Undergraduate and postgraduate students from all college and universities
      Scope            : Hands on training experience in Diagnostic Immunology (RT PCR technique /
      Coventional PCR / ELISA technique / Nephelometer)
      Credit points : A certificate with 30 credit points will be issued
      Fees              : Rs.3000/-
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      3. Certificate course in Laboratory immunological techniques:
      Duration         : 6 weeks
      Eligibility        : DMLT (2 years) / BSc MLT
      Scope            : Hands on training experience in Diagnostic Immunology (RT PCR technique /
      Coventional PCR / ELISA technique / Nephelometer)
      Details            : Two batches (sessions) per year-January and July
      No. of seats   : 5 per sessions
      Assessment   : There will be an assessment test at the end of training.
      This will be conducted in the University premises.
                            Total marks for the assessment is 100.
      Candidates require a minimum of 50% for passing.
      Examination pattern: Theory- 50 marks Procedure / preparation- 20 marks
      Equipment/ knowledge/ troubleshooting-30 marks
      If a candidate fails in the exam, he/she will have to clear the exam in the next session
      or he/she will be deemed as discharged  from the course.
      Admission      : Applications will be called for during the month of November and May
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      4. Fellowship Course in Clinical Immunology:
      The one year fellowship in Clinical Immunology is designed to offer an overview of important
      topics relevant to clinical immunology to improve skills in   laboratory techniques and patient care.
      Eligibility         : MBBS Duration: One year
      Description    : Includes lectures on core topics, one month postings in Paediatrics and Medicine
      and an end of term assessment Examination.
      For detailed curriculum, please go to University HOME page and look under “Syllabus and Curriculum”
      Fees               : Rs. 20,000/-
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  • Publications

    • Letter to editor , Journal of Biomedical Sciences , 2011.
    • Paper has been published in international journal- ADA 2014.
    • Poster presentation was presented at AMEE 2013.
    • Poster presentation has been accepted in FOCIS 2014.
    • Presentation at IMMUNOCON 2014.

    International Papers
    S.No Journal Name of the Article Volume & Year
    1 Vox Sanguinis HLA and its importance in Transfusion 89,suppl.2 2005
    2 Vox Sanguinis Donor recruitment motivation and retention – few problems in developing countries 89,suppl.2 2005
    3 Vox Sanguinis NAT testing for HIV,HCV, HBV in Voluntary blood donors in comparison with conventional serological techniques used in blood banks 89,suppl.2 2005
    4 International journal of leprosy year PCR in paucibacillary leprosy patients and their contacts and the effect of treatment March 2000
    National Papers
    S.No Journal Name of the Article Volume & Year
    1 Asian journal of transfusion medicine Serosurviellance of Hbsag in Voluntary blood donors seromarkers viral load of HBV Volume 3 Issue 1, Jan 09
    2 Indian journal hematology and Blood Transfusion Acute moderate n ormovolemic hemodilution in elective ortho surgeries Volume XXI supll1,2003
    3 Indian Journal of Pediatrics Component therapy Volume 70, Aug 2003
    4 Asian journal of Transfusion science Donor adverse reactions Volume 2 issue 1 Jan 2008
    5 Journal of Biomedical Sciences The Hand wash asepsis with the usual disinfectants March 2009
    6 Journal of Biomedical Sciences The effective way of destroying the viruses in collected blood bags March 2009
    7 Journal of Biomedical Sciences Donor adverse reactions March 2009
    8 Journal of Biomedical Sciences Study of Microbial organism in drinking water March 2000
    9 Journal of Biomedical Sciences Incidence of MRSA in health case worker June 2010
    10 Journal of Biomedical Sciences “Role of Human Papilloma Virus in Juvenile Laryngeal Papillomatosis in Children NOV 2012 vol 32 page no (511to515)

  • Research

    • Short term fro M Tech Biotech student from the various areas listed below
    • 6 Month for B Tech and M Tech
    • MD theses - Resistance gene in Staphylococcus aureus
    • Ph.D 4 Part time candidates registered
    • Cytokine estimation in pre and post plasma transfusion in liver failure patients
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    • E6/E7 in HPV patients
    • Detection of HPV in benign laryngeal carcinoma
    • Projecs that are completed
    • Immunoglobin level in renal transplant cases
    • Drug Resistance of Staphylococcus Aureus
    • Detection of GAD and IA2 in Type I DM-LADA
    • Quantitation of HBV and HCV viral load by PCR
    • Other Seromarkers for HbsAg patients
    • Occurrence of MRSA in normal school children.
    • Adiponectin levels in pregnancy.
    • HLA in asymptomatic HbsAg patients.

  • Collaborations

    Government Madras Medical College – Diabetology unit
    Stanley Medical College in Gastroenterology unit
    Institute of Child Health – Egmore.
    Cancer Institute WIA – Adyar
    Anna Peripheral Hospital
    Govt. Royapattah Hospital

  • Faculty & Staff

    Dr Pushkala MD.,
    Professor and Head of the Department

    Dr. Meenakshi Krishnan
    Assistant Professor

    Ms. M.Veeralakshmi (Lab Technician Gr II)
    Mr.K.S.Gurunathan (Lab Technician Gr II)
    Mr.R.Deiveegan (Lab Technician Gr III)

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  • Contact

    Contact Details

    Department of Immunology
    The Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University,
    No.69, Anna Salai, Guindy, Chennai-32
    Phone: 91 44 22353548,22353576 Ext 294
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