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This list details all the reference laboratories used by the Microbiology Department. The test list includes the most commonly referred tests, but is not exhaustive.  If further information is required, please contact the laboratory.

 

 Reference Laboratory Address  Telephone Tests
Regional Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory
Dept of Medical Microbiology
North Bristol NHS Trust
Southmead Hospital
Westbury on Trym
Bristol
BS10 5NB
0117 323 0000 Antibiotic assays:
  • Amikacin
  • Teicoplanin
Virology, PHE South West
PHE South West
Myrtle Road
Kingsdown
Bristol
BS2 8EL
0117 342 5551
  • Hepatitis A confirmation
  • Hepatitis B confirmation
  • HIV confirmation
  • Hepatitis C confirmation
  • Hepatitis C genotype
  • Syphilis IgM
  • Viral PCRs
  • Viral serology
CDRN, PHE South West
PHE South West
Myrtle Road
Kingsdown
Bristol
BS2 8EL
0117 342 5551
  • Clostridium difficile ribotyping
Hepatitis E Reference Laboratory
PHE West Midlands Laboratory
Heart of England NHSF Trust
Bordesley Green East
Birmingham
B9 5SS
0121 424 2500
  • Hepatitis E
Molecular Laboratory, HPA Birmingham
PHE West Midlands Laboratory
Heart of England NHSF Trust
Bordesley Green East
Birmingham
B9 5SS
0121 424 2500
  •  Hepatitis B PCR
Mycology Reference Laboratory
PHE South West Laboratory
Myrtle Road
Kingsdown
Bristol
BS2 8EL
0117 342 5551
  • Avian precipitins
  • Aspergillus precipitins
  • Candida serology
  • Farmer's Lung precipitins
  • Yeast and fungus identification
  • Yeast susceptibility testing
Wales & SW of England Centre for Mycobacteria
NPHS Microbiology
Llandough Hospital
Penlan Road
Penarth
CF64 2XX
029 20 716408 
  • Mycobacteria identification and susceptibility testing
PHE National Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory
Abernethy Building
Institute of Cell and Molecular Science
2 Newark Street
London
E1 2AT
020 7377 5895
  •  TB PCR
Oxford Immunotech
Oxford Immunotech Ltd
91 Milton Park
Abingdon
OX14 4RY
01235 442780
  •  TB T-Spot assay
Microbiology Exeter
Department of Microbiology
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Church Lane
Heavitree
Exeter
EX2 5AD
01392 402962
  •  TB Quantiferon Gold
Leptospira Reference Unit
Department of Microbiology 
County Hospital
Hereford
HR1 2ER
01432 277707
  •  Leptospira antibodies
Meningococcal Reference Unit
Clinical Science Building
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9WZ
0161 276 6757
  • Meningococcal PCR and serology
  • Pneumococcal PCR and serology
PHE Parasitology Reference Laboratory
Department of Clinical Parasitology
Hospital for Tropical Diseases
Mortimer Market
Capper Street
London
WC1E 6AU
020 344 75418
  • Amoebic serology
  • Leishmania tests
  • Parasite identification
  • Schistosome antibodies
  • Strongyloides antibodies
  • Toxocara serology
Department of Virology, Epsom
Department of Virology
Epsom Hospital Laboratories
West Park Hospital
Epsom
KT19 8PB
01372 734700
  •  Enterovirus IgM
Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory
Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory
PHE Microbiology Services
Porton Down
Salisbury
SP4 0JG

01980 612348

  • Dengue antibodies
  • Rickettsial antibodies
  • Q Fever confirmation
  • Lyme disease cinfirmation
  • Exotic virus diseases
 
Toxoplasma Reference Laboratory
Toxoplasma Reference Laboratory
Singleton Hospital
Swansea
SA2 8QA

01792 285055

  • Toxoplasma serology and PCR

 

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Delphic Laboratories (Liverpool) Ltd
Merseybio
Crown Street
Liverpool
L69 7ZB
0151 795 4158
  •  HIV therapeutic drug monitoring
Department of Retrovirology
School of Medicine
Royal Free Hospital
Rowland Hill Street
London
NW3 2QG

020 7830 2627

ext 1626

  • HIV viral load confirmation
  • HIV resistance testing
Microbiology Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
Microbiology Department
Chorley and South Ribble Hospital
Preston Road
Chorley
PR7 1PP
01772 522104
  • Rubella confirmation
  • Mumps IgM
  • Campylobacter antibodies
Molecular Identification Services Unit
PHE Centre for Infections
61 Colindale Avenue
London
NW9 5EQ
020 820 4400
  • 16s RNA analysis of culture negative samples
  • Identificationof rare and atypical bacteria
  • Bacillus identification
  • Actinomyces identification
Laboratory of Gastrointestinal Pathogens
PHE Centre for Infections
61 Colindale Avenue
London
NW9 5EQ
020 820 4400
  • Salmonella, Shigella, Vibrio and E.coli O157 confirmation and typing
  • Yersinia antibodies
Laboratory of Healthcare Associated Infection
PHE Centre for Infections
61 Colindale Avenue
London
NW9 5EQ
020 820 4400
  • Burkholderia identification and typing
  • Staphylococcus aureus typing and toxin testing
  • Bacterial identification
Respiratory & Systemic Infection Laboratory
PHE Centre for Infections
61 Colindale Avenue
London
NW9 5EQ
020 820 4400
  • Pertussis antibodies
  • Diphtheria identification and toxin testing
  • Haemophilus identification and typing
  • Legionella confirmation, typing and serology
  • Streptococcus typing
  • Bartonella serology
  • Diphtheria immunity
  • Tetanus immunity
Sexually Transmitted Bacteria Reference Laboratory
PHE Centre for Infections
61 Colindale Avenue
London
NW9 5EQ
020 820 4400
  • Chlamydia trachomatis LGV PCR
  • Gonococcal identification and confirmation
Virus Reference Department
PHE Centre for Infections
61 Colindale Avenue
London
NW9 5EQ

020 820 4400

  • Parvovirus confirmation
  • Polio serology
  • Polyomavirus serology
  • Hepatitis D
Immunology Department, Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals
Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
City Hospital
Dudley Road
Birmingham
B18 7QH
0121 544 3801
  • HIB immunity
  • Pneumococcal immunity
  • Tetanus immunity
Brucella Reference Unit (BRU)
Clinical Microbiology
University Hospital Aintree
Lower Lane
Liverpool
L9 7AL
0151 529 4900
  • Brucella serology confirmation
Anaerobe Reference Laboratory
Anaerobe Reference Laboratory
Public Health Wales Microbiology Cardiff
University Hospital of Wales
Heath Park
Cardiff
CF14 4XW
029 2074 2171 
  • Anaerobe identification
Veterinary Laboratories Agency
Veterinary Laboratories Agency
New Haw
Addlestone
Surrey
KT15 3NB
01932 341111
  • Rabies antibodies

 


page last reviewed: 12/03/15