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Ghaziabad 104
Gurugram 108
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Division of Microbiology - Respiratory & Teratogenic Viruses


Full Mailing Address:

Microbiology Division (RV Lab and TB Lab),
National Centre for Disease Control,
22- Sham Nath Marg, Delhi – 110054.
Tele Fax. No. 01120832458



Head of the Division:


Dr Manju Bala
Additional Director & HOD
MBBS, MD Microbiology, PhD
Email ID-


*Other Officers in the Division



Dr. Simrita Singh
Joint Director
MBBS, MD (Microbiology)



Dr. Nidhi Saini
Deputy Director
MBBS, MD (Microbiology)






*Other Staff in the Division




Mrs. Suman Gupta (ARO)



Mrs. Poonam 



 Mrs. Dinesh Rani
M.Sc., B.Ed, PGDB



Ms. Renu



Mrs. Manisha Batra



Ms. Nilanjana Adhya



Ms. Krishna Patra



Mr. Saikat Sarkar



Mr. Amar Singh
High School
Insect Collector



Mr. Ankur



* Details of Staff of TB Lab




Mr. Mukesh Kumar
M.Sc. (Zoology)
Assistant Research Officer (ARO)



Dr. Thakur Datt
Ph.D. (Medical Microbiology, PGDBI)




Mr. Anupam Kaushik
M.Sc. (Microbiology)
Technician (BCG)



Mr. Abbas Ali
Laboratory Assistant




Mr. Balbir
8th standard



  1. Details of Laboratories/Units:
  • Respiratory Viruses Laboratory (RV Lab)
  • Tuberculosis Laboratory (TB Lab)


  1. Laboratories/ units under the Division:


1).  Lab/Unit name:  Respiratory Viruses Laboratory (RV Lab)

  Officer in Charge of Lab/Unit:  Dr. Simrita Singh

  1. Lab/Unit details:
  2. Molecular Biology Lab
  3. RCH Serology Lab



2). Lab/Unit name: TB Lab

  Officer in Charge of Lab/Unit: Dr. Simrita Singh

             Lab/Unit details: _

  1. TB Lab
  2. Mandate of laboratories


  • Mandate of RV Lab:
  • To provide Referral diagnostic services for Influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and other Respiratory Viral Infections.
  • To provide referral diagnostic services for diseases due to Teratogenic viruses namely Rubella virus, CMV, HSV 1&2 (RCH).
  • Laboratory investigation of outbreaks of Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses.
  • To provide support to IDSP Influenza Laboratory Network by coordination of work of 12 network laboratories under Influenza Surveillance Programme of IDSP as the Nodal Laboratory of the network.


Achievements of RV Lab:

  • Laboratory participates regularly in WHO EQAS for SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza testing with satisfactory performance.
  • Lab has been participating in Inter laboratory comparison (ILC) of QC samples of SARS-CoV-2 with AIIMS, Delhi with satisfactory performance.



  • Mandate of TB Lab:
  • Diagnosis & Screening for Tuberculosis on clinical samples such as Sputum /Tissue/urine/pus/CSF etc. by AFB smear and Microscopy.
  • Diagnosis of Tuberculosis on clinical samples by Solid Culture (Isolation of Mycobacterium).


  1. Research projects and Publication (With website link): 

Technical Guidelines on Seasonal Influenza H1N1 (RV Lab contributed to formulation of guidelines for seasonal Influenza by a joint effort with IDSP and other experts from ministry, medical colleges etc.), available on MoHFW website and IDSP website, which include:


            Link for above guidelines is: