Referred MicrobiologyTests

In-house Testing and Tests Referred to Other Laboratories

The Microbiology Department provides a full range of tests for the diagnosis of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infection, an Andrology Service for post vasectomy and infertility semen, antenatal screening for infectious diseases in pregnancy and Serology Diagnostic

Service which utilises various reference laboratories around the UK. National reference laboratories are also used for identification and confirmation of complex organisms and PCR diagnostic work. These reference laboratories are assessed for quality by checking their accreditation status on the UKAS website. This was last undertaken in July 2020.


LaboratoryUKAS StatusUKAS Reference Number
Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS TrustAccredited7979
CJD research and surveillance unit, Western General Hospital, EdinburghNot Accredited See assurance letter – Click Here
Clinical Microbiology Leeds, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS TrustAccredited8157
Clinical Microbiology, PHE CambridgeAccredited8177
Derriford Hospital, MicrobiologyAccredited8050
Heartlands Hospital, BirminghamAccredited8217
PHE BristolAccredited8043
PHE London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine – Diagnostic ParasitologyAccredited9148
PHE Central ManchesterAccredited8195
PHE Colindale Bacteriology Reference Dept.Accredited1595
PHE Virus Reference LabAccredited8825
Public Health Wales NHS TrustAccredited1591
Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory, HPA Porton DownAccredited8552
Royal Cornwall Hospital, MicrobiologyAccredited8869
Royal Devon and Exeter, MicrobiologyAccredited9018
UCLH NHS Trust (Parasitology), London Hospital for Tropical diseasesAccredited9148


Last updated: July 7, 2020