National Public Health Laboratory is a dedicated center under the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) and Division of Health Services (DoHS) that serves as a national level referral laboratory that regulates the laboratory services in the country. Along with diagnostic facilities and laboratory-based surveillance, NPHL undertakes laboratory-based research activities promoting new evidence-based scientific research in the field of laboratory medicine and encouraging enthusiastic researchers, with a view of making this institute a pioneer in the research field as well as a center of excellence.


Research Topic

Research Status

1A study on adverse events following immunization with COVID-19 vaccine at a tertiary center, Kathmandu
Dr. Gopal Lama, Dr. Anup Bastola, Dr. Runa Jha
Completed; Published
2Determination of seroprevalence of SARS-COV-2 antibody among immunized individuals with COVID-19 vaccine in a tertiary center, Kathmandu
Dr. Gopal Lama, Lilee Shrestha, Nabin Karmacharya
Completed; Published

Mutation analysis of beta-thalassemia trait diagnosed at National Public Health Laboratory, Kathmandu
Dr. Rekha Manandhar, Rashmi Karki, Dr. Runa Jha

4Bacterial co-infection and secondary bacterial infection in COVID-19 hospitalized patients with evaluation of antimicrobial resistance patterns in the clinical isolates. 
Dr. Manisha Sharma, Dr. Anup Bastola, Jyoti Acharya, Dr. Runa Jha
 Completed; Under publication process


Comparative study of carbapenemases Gram-Negative bacteria by Phenotypic and genotypic methods with characterized resistance mechanisms. 
Dr. Manisha Sharma, Jyoti Acharya, Dr. Runa Jha

6In vitro susceptibility of methicillin-resistant S. aureus against anti-MRSA drugs
Nisha Rijal, Jyoti Acharya, Dr. Runa Jha


Isolation and antifungal susceptibility testing of Candida isolate isolated from different clinical specimens at National Public Health Laboratory.
Anjana Shrestha, Jyoti Acharya, Dr. Runa Jha