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 September 2021.
Click here to see the list of laboratories we currently refer specimens to.