PostHeaderIcon Immunology

Department of  Immunology  - MRI   -  Established in 1989

Telephone Number:  011-94-1- 2691819

eMail address: immunology@mri.gov.lk

 

Present Staff:
           
           
Three Consultants

1. Dr Rajiva de Silva ( MBBS, MD)

Head of the Unit and Consultant Immunologist  

2. Dr Malika Karunarathne ( MBBS, MD)

Consultant Microbiologist

3. Dr Danushka Dassanayake ( MBBS,MD)

Consultant Immunologist


                       
Medical officers  - 2
                       
Research officers  - 1
                                   
 MLT   - 3
                                   
 Laboratory orderlies   - 1

  S e r v i c e s:       

 A. Reference laboratory for Immunological investigations  

 

                  Laboratory investigations currently carried out:                                                                                                                         

1.      Serum Immunoglobulin levels                   Current charge      
IgG                                                                        400/=
IgA                                              400/=                              IgM                                                                       400/=

2.      Serum complement levels
                                    C3                                     400/=
                                    C4                                     400/=

3.      Simple electrophoresis
                                    Serum                               300/=
                                    Urine                                350/=

4.      CRP level                                                     200/=

5.       Rh factor                                                     200/=

6.       Anti nuclear antibodies (ANA)                 250/=

7.       ANA titre                                                    400/=

8.      DS- DNA                                                     400/=

(For ANA positive samples performed at MRI only)

9.      Flowcytometry (by appointment only) 1st marker -  2500/= +1500/= for each additional marker 
(CD markers - to identify primary & secondary immunodeficiency & to classify leukaemia)

10.   Lymphocyte function test(by appointment only & only for requests from government hospitals)

11.  NBT test for neutrophil function (by appointment only)             500/=

12.   Immunofluorescence of skin biopsies (bullous disease of skin)  2500/= (specimen to be sent in Michel’s medium)

13.  Serum cryoglobulins                                   300/=

 

            
No charges are levied for samples sent from state hospitals.

                 Total number of tests carried out in 2010 -  13,260. 

  

  B Attending to patient referrals from hospitals for advice on immunological management

       This clinic is functioning on every working Wednesday and Thursday at the clinic room of Immunology unit.

  C.  Teaching & training:

·         Training is undertaken for following categories
                       
          PGIM trainees
          PG trainees from faculty of science & faculty of biotechnology & molecular biology, Colombo
           Medical undergraduates
           Undergraduates from the science faculty
           MLT trainees
           Nurses
           Laboratory orderlies

 

 

D.    Research:

      

There are several researches  are carried out on following areas.

·         Immunodeficiency disease

·         Auto immune diseases

·         Allergy

·         Urticaria

 

 

1.      Serum Immunoglobulin levels                   Current charge      
 IgG                                                                        400/=
 IgA                                                                        400/=                              IgM                                                                        400/=

2.      Serum complement levels
                                    C3                                        400/=
                                    C4                                        400/=

3.      Simple electrophoresis
                                    Serum                                  300/=
                                    Urine                                    350/=

4.      CRP level                                                                 200/=

5.       Rh factor                                                                 200/=

6.       Anti nuclear antibodies (ANA)                              250/=

7.       ANA titre                                                                400/=

8.      DS- DNA                                                                 400/=

(For ANA positive samples performed at MRI only)

9.      Flowcytometry (by appointment only) 1st marker -  2500/= +1500/= for each additional marker 
(CD markers - to identify primary & secondary immunodeficiency & to classify leukaemia)

10.   Lymphocyte function test(by appointment only & only for requests from government hospitals)

11.  NBT test for neutrophil function (by appointment only)             500/=

12.   Immunofluorescence of skin biopsies (bullous disease of skin)  2500/= (specimen to be sent in Michel’s medium)

13.  Serum cryoglobulins                                                        300/=