Designation / Role: HOD Microbiology & Molecular Diagnostics at A.G Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd.,Pune
Address: India
Specialty: Microbiology

TB PCR: 1998
TB culture: 2000: 460 TB. Later Versatrek2009. Later: MGIT 2012
LPA: 2014
Genexpert: 2016
NABL accredited lab: 2006 onwards 
Experience: 28 yrs

Lead Assessor: NABL: Microbiology & molecular diagnostics2013

  • Presented a paper on Role of fibreoptic bronchoscopy in Tuberculosis suspects with sputum smear negative status – role of tests like ZN staining, histopathology, PCR and culture which were conducted with co-operation of – Dr Golwilkar Laboratories Pvt Ltd and Poona Hospital and Research Center, Pune and authored by Dr Nitin Abhyankar, Pune, at NAPCon, Coimbatore, in November 2003. The paper has been given travel award by T.B.C.T.A.for poster presentation at the Conference of American Thoracic Society, San Diego California in May 2005 one of the 15 papers from all over the world to be so presented, and only one from India.  
  • Role of line probe assay in detection of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis: Experience from a tertiary care hospital in western Maharashtra: Under publication in Indian Journal of Tuberculosis3) Role of media in growth of Pneumococci.
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