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 national level referral laboratory which 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 research field as well as a center of excellence.


S.N. Research Topic Investigators Research Status
1 A 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; Under publication process
2 Determination of sero-prevalence 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; Under publication process
 3 Mutation analysis of beta thalassemia trait diagnosed at National Public Health Laboratory, Kathmandu Dr. Rekha Manandhar, Rashmi Karki, Dr. Runa Jha On-going

Bacterial 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 On-going

In vitro susceptibility of methicillin resistant S. aureus against anti-MRSA drugs

Nisha Rijal, Jyoti Acharya, Dr. Runa Jha On-going

Isolation and Antifungal susceptibility testing of Candida isolates isolated from different clinical specimens at National Public Health Laboratory.

Anjana Shrestha, Jyoti Acharya, Dr. Runa Jha On-going