Microbiology Unit of Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital performs a wide range of screening, diagnostic and surveillance tests in various fields such as bacteriology, mycology, virology and serology. The Microbiology unit of SJGH performs diagnostic bacterial & fungal cultures and microscopy and investigations for specific entities such as leprosy, TB, and Helicobacter pylori infection. It also performs surveillance cultures for the purpose of infection control. The laboratory also consists of a serology division where a wide range of screening and diagnostic tests are performed. It also tests serum levels of many antibiotics which are not readily available in most of the laboratories in Sri Lanka. Microbiology unit provides its service to both in-patients and out-patents at a very convenient rate.
The quality assurance and quality improvement is ensured through internal quality control, laboratory audits, incident reporting and by participating in External Quality Assessment (EQA) Programme. The unit has carried out many research activities and has published scientific papers in well recognized journals.