Dr Ritu Nayar

Deputy Head of Department

Department of Microbiology, Serology & Clinical Pathology

National Reference Laboratory

Dr Lal PathLabs Ltd

Qualification:

  • MD (Microbiology), J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP
  • MBBS, J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP
  • Internship at J. N .Medical College and Hospital, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. U.P.

Expertise:

  • Presently working as Deputy Head Dept of Microbiology, Serology & Clinical Pathology, National Reference Laboratory, Dr. Lal Pathlabs, Sector 18, Rohini, New Delhi, since last 4 years

Bacteriology:

  • Well versed with reporting on all types of Microscopic smears including Gram’s stain, Albert’s stain, India Ink preparation, Spore stain, Zeihl Neelson Stain & Hanging Drop preparation.
  • Can report on Conventional methods of bacterial cultures including Mycobaterium spp. as well as Automated systems like Bactec 9050, Seimens Dade Behring and Bact Alert 120.
  • Serology and Immunology:
  • Reported on Widal (tube and slide), Rapid Plasma Reagin test, VDRL test, Latex agglutination tests of C-Reactive Protein, Anti-Streptolysin O and Rheumatoid factor, ELISA for NS1 & IgM for Dengue, all virological markers of Hepatitis B and C, Japanese Encephalitis, Chikungunya,
  • EIA based Line Immuno Assays for Tissue transglutaminase test, Antinuclear antibodies, TORCH. Treponema pallidum Hemagglutination test, Immunochromatographic tests for HBsAg, HCV, Urine Pregnancy Test, IgM for S. Typhi, Dengue NS1 & IgM, Leishmaniasis, HAV, HEV.
  • Well versed with Mini Vidas.

Virology:

  • Well versed with the diagnostic testing of certain viruses via immunological tests already mentioned. Reported on immunochromatographic testing of HIV in Integrated Counseling and Testing Centre (ICTC) and Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT).

Parasitology:

  • Well versed with certain parasitological techniques like Quantitative Buffy Coat, Direct microscopy of stool for ova/cysts, rapid card tests for Malaria.

Mycology:

  • Well versed with mycological techniques including microscopy and identification of fungus on different media including SDA, EDM & CMA.
  • Molecular Microbiology:
  • Well versed with PCR and RT-PCR.

BMW & Infection Control:

  • Involved in the Hospital Infection control and biomedical waste management via taking rounds & conducting Biomedical waste management on-site/scheduled training programmes.

Teaching:

  • Three years experience in teaching Microbiology to Undergraduate Medical, Dental, Nursing and DMLT students.
  • Experience in teaching and practical training of post graduate Lab Medicine students at AIIMS.
  • Three years experience in teaching and training of DMLT students.

Credentials:

  • Worked in various reputed Hospitals & Institutes:
  • J. N .Medical College and Hospital, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. U.P.
  • Delhi Heart and Lung Institute, Panchkuian Road, New Delhi
  • Department of Microbiology, Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, Govt. of NCT of Delhi
  • Department of Laboratory Medicine on Adhoc Basis from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Star Imaging and Path Lab & Janta X-Ray Clinic, Tilak Nagar, New Delhi

Membership:

  • Lifetime member of IAMM- Delhi Chapter

Training:

  • NABL Internal Auditor Course ISO 15189, 2012

Area of Interest:

  • Bacteriology
  • Serology and Immunology
  • Virology
  • Parasitology
  • Mycology
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • BMW & Infection Control

Research & Publications:

  • Comparison of beta-lactamase genes in clinical and food bacterial isolates in India (Journal of Infection In Developing Countries), 2009
  • Evaluation of Diagnos Malaria Stix test (antigen detection assay for diagnosis of malaria.( The Journal of communicable diseases), 2010
  • Antibiotic impregnated tablets for screening ESBL and AmpC beta lactamases. (IOSR Journal of Pharmacy), 2012
  • Evaluation of virulence markers in clinical isolates of Citrobacter species: First report from India (Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research), 2013.
  • HIV Infection in Dental Practice (Journal of International College of Dentists)
  • Cupriavidus pauculus (Ralstonia paucula) concomitant meningitis & septicemia in a neonate: First case report from India (Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
  • Etiology and Susceptibility of Blood Stream Infections in a Referral Hospital in North Delhi: A One Year Study. (Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences)
  • Epidemiology, Prevalence and Identification of Citrobacter species in clinical specimens in a tertiary care hospital in India ( International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications)
  • Role of biofilms in dental plaques and implants: A review. (Journal of International College of Dentists)

Poster presentation:

  • Antimicrobial susceptibility profile of Citrobacter causing nosocomial infections with special reference to CTX-M gene. (Poster UP Microcon 2009)
  • Citrobacter infections in tertiary care hospital in northern India (Poster UP Pathmicon 2007)
  • Evaluation of antigen detection tests (Diagnos Malaria Stix) in diagnosis of malaria. (Poster UP Microcon 2007)
  • Intestinal parasitic burden in malnourished & anaemic children in northern India (abstract accepted for oral paper Microcon 2007, Mangalore)
  • Ralstonia paucula (Cupriavidus pauculus) septicemia and meningitis in a neonate: First case report from India.
  • Etiology And Susceptibility of Blood Stream Infections in our Hospital: A One Year Survey.