Services

DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY

In-Patient Services

At present, the “Department of Clinical Immunology” offer a large number of patient care services that include: Immunodiagnostic services

  1. Advance immunological tests for early and specific diagnosis of autoimmune diseases (Immunoflorescence, ELISA, RIA, Nephelometry, Immunoblotting)
  2. Molecular (PCR- HLA B27, DR-DQ)
  3. Skin Prick Test (SPT) for allergic respiratory disorders.

Laboratory Services

We perform a large number of immunological and molecular tests related to patient diagnostics and research activities. In addition, we perform therapeutic procedures for patient management. The number of the tests and procedures performed (Diagnostic + Therapeutic + Research) has increased exponentially in a short span of three years. The total number of diagnostic tests and therapeutic procedures performed in the year 2012-2013 was 10,137. In addition, 11,406 research investigations were also performed which are likely to be helpful in establishing newer patient care facilities in near future.

The department has established the HLA typing and matching facility in the year 2012-2013. This will help to establish solid organ and bone marrow transplantation services at JIPMER.

Treatment Facilities

  1. Latest therapeutic modalities like immunomodulator/immunosuppressive and biological response modifier therapy for autoimmune disorders.
  2. Joint and soft tissue injections for inflammatory arthritis and soft tissue rheumatism.
  3. Allergen specific immunotherapy in the form of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) for bronchial asthma and allergic rhinitis.
  4. We are now in the process of establishing stem cell therapy as a part of regenerative medicine and tumor immunotherapy facilities.

Inpatient Services Bed Occupancy Rate

Immunology Ward (19 beds) 98%

Out-Patient Services

 

Sl.No OPD / Clinic Day Time

A. Regular OPD

From

To

1

Inflammatory arthritis OPD

Monday

8.30 am onwards

2

Systemic autoimmune diseases OPD

Thursday

8.30 am onwards

B. Special Clinics

 

 

1

Refractory autoimmune diseases Clinic

Tuesday

2.00 pm onwards

2

Follow up Clinic

Wednesday

10.00 am onwards

3

Pediatric Immunology Clinic

Friday

10.00 am onwards

4

Allergy Immunology Clinic

Friday

10.00 am onwards

 

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