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Y.R. Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education (YRG)

Voluntary Health Services Campus, Taramani Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600113

AboutY.R. Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education (YRG)

YRG CARE Infectious Diseases (ID) Laboratory located at the Voluntary Health Services (VHS) Hospital Campus, Taramani, Chennai-600113, was established in 2000 in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA and Brown University, Rhode Island, USA with a financial grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health.

This ID laboratory is staffed by experienced and qualified professionals and has good infrastructure to meet all the emerging needs of diagnosing HIV and other infectious diseases (such as sexually transmitted infections [STI], tuberculosis [TB] and viral hepatitis) with state-of-the-art equipment in its 8500 square foot facility. The laboratory’s divisions are: Serology; Microbiology & Mycobacteriology; Biochemistry; Hematology & Immunohematology; Immunology & Core Immunology; and Molecular Biology & Genotyping.

The laboratory is engaged primarily in quality assured diagnostic services with the ISO 15189:2012 quality management system, conducting biomedical research in the areas of the basic sciences and offering educational programs organized by qualified scientists/faculty. Laboratory staff have attended several workshops on diagnostic and research methodology; this includes international training programmes.

Facilities Available: Microbiology & Mycobacteriology. Serology, Virology, Molecular biology, Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Pathology, Hematology, Immunology, Genotyping and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), Biospecimen Repository.

Quality Health helps to book online appointment with Special Offers at NABL Accredited Y.R. Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education (YRG), Taramani, Chennai. Benefits of NABL Labs are qualified trained staffs, calibrated equipments, accuracy of test results, good customer service and transparency in rates. Get Information like Postal Address, Contact Phone Number, E-Mail id, Doctors Name and Specialities of Y.R. Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education (YRG), Taramani, Chennai.

Mission

These Integrated Care Centers (ICCs) offer a single venue solution to strengthen linkage to current public health measures for prevention and treatment for HIV, HCV, TB and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). These ICCs provide counselling and expedited diagnostic services to underserved, high-risk behaviour persons without a fee. Each ICC is equipped with a laboratory, certified by an NABL accredited chief laboratory, and personnel who have been invested in community outreach for at least half a decade.

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