Laboratory Medicine and Molecular Diagnostics (LMMD), is the molecular diagnostics arm of Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology(RGCB) which was initiated with the aim of providing molecular diagnostics to the society. LMMD was initiated in 2011. The major mandate of LMMD is to deliver molecular diagnostic solution to facilitate evidence based medical practice. LMMD started off with 4 viral parameters, H1N1, HBV, HCV and Chikunguniya and now performs 46 viral, 3 bacterial, 14 cancer markers and cardiac disease parameters. LMMD is possibly the only facility in India performing these many parameters under one roof. LMMD was awarded with NABL ISO 15189-2012 accreditation and NABH certification by October 2016; this is the only lab of its kind in India with both the certification. More often, the Division's test results provide information that, along with other tests and observations, helps shed light on whether or not a disease is present, has progressed, or has changed its course so that a judgment can be made on what treatment regimen might be most appropriate for a particular patient at a given time. This approach and modality has drastically enhanced the perception of LMMD as a quality diagnostic support provider.

The Division puts into practice the theory which states diagnostics can help assess information that has an impact on the public health as well as individual patient health. With this in mind the Department has included tests that are used to identify emerging infections, antibiotic resistance, exposure to toxic substances, and detection of chemical and biological threats into thrust areas of laboratory support. LMMD's diagnostic tests are also being used during public emergencies often at outbreak situations, to provide rapid information needed to triage patients and to confirm the presence of communicable disease. Our test panel is also increasingly used to assess the quality of patient care that is provided for medical conditions like diabetes, heart failure, transplant medicine and cancer.


Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB),
Thycaud Post, Poojappura,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014, Kerala, India
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