Polio laboratory of microbiology division has been included in Global Polio Network as National Polio laboratory for South East Asia region since November, 2009. The laboratory has been recently accreditted by passing prolificacy test for isolation of polio viruses from stool specimens of suspected AFP cases followed by typing and intratypic characterization i.e. Wild/Sabin polio type I and type III virus including Vaccine Derived Polio Virus (VDPV) if any.
The lab is catering services to Delhi State and four districts of U.P. namely Bhagpat, Saharanpur, Meerut and Muzzafarnagar. Data so generated is being reported weekly to National Polio Surveillance Programme (NPSP) for the action to be taken for eradication of wild polio virus from India.