• Medical Research Institute - Sri Lanka

  • Medical Research Institute - Sri Lanka

  • Medical Research Institute - Sri Lanka

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Routine Services

  1. Laboratory diagnosis of Rabies – animal/human
  2. Rabies management advisory clinic
    • from 8 am – 4 pm on weekdays
    • from 8-12 noon during weekends & public holidays
    • Tel 0112-693532-34  Ext 117
  3. Rabies neutralizing anti body detection – weekly
  4. Rabies real time PCR(RT_PCR)- weekly

Details of Services…

Services offered by the Dept of rabies diagnosis and research – It is the National Reference Laboratory for rabies diagnosis in Sri Lanka.

• Human rabies diagnosis – ante mortem & postmortem
• Rabies diagnosis in animals – postmortem
• Quality assurance of  decentralized  rabies diagnostic laboratories
• Assessment of rabies antibodies in serum and  CSF in humans as a special test
• Immunogenicity studies & rabies related research
• Rabies post exposure specialized advice clinic
• Teaching & training – medical (under graduate & post graduate)  & paramedical staff

Services offered by Dept of vaccine quality control – It is the National Control Laboratory  (NCL) for vaccines and sera for human use in Sri Lanka.

• Technical evaluation of  all human vaccines for the drug regulatory authority before
• Lot release of government procured vaccines
• Quality testing of vaccines – Pre registration, newly registered vaccines, following
AEFI reporting, cold chain break down etc.
• Production of pharmaceuticals for laboratory use
• Specialized advice on vaccine related issues
• Teaching & training – undergraduate  and post graduate medical officers and
paramedical staff in vaccinology

Type and number of laboratories

Rabies-Rabies diagnostic laboratory Direct smear test for Negri bodies & Direct fluorescent antibody test (FAT) done routinely
Immunochromatography strip test, RT-PCR & Mouse inoculation test (MIT) available

Vaccine QC –  Two laboratories

  •  vaccine quality testing Lab
  •   Tissue culture lab

Laboratory for preparation of pharmaceuticals – Pyrogen free distilled water,
Sodium citrate, Normal saline for lab use.

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