Virology and microbiological serology


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Contacts (Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00)

For clinical advice & discussion of results:

Dr Mohammed Osman Hassan-Ibrahim

Consultant Virologist & Lead Consultant for Microbiology & Infection

RSCH ext 3584 or pager 07623 809015

For technical advice:

Mr Gary Homer

Chief BMS

RSCH ext 4627

General information

There is no current on-call/ weekend/ public holiday laboratory service for Virology. For any clinical advice during these times, please contact the on-call Clinical Microbiologist via switchboard.

All virology/microbiological serology work is done at RSCH. Samples originating at PRH should be forwarded to pathology reception at PRH and the microbiology lab will arrange transport to virology at RSCH.

Please provide all relevant clinical details including date of onset, date of exposure, date of LMP, EDD, occupational, vaccination, and travel history, as appropriate.

Please use the test index or search function at the top of the page for information on individual tests. Quoted turnaround times are the time from receipt of specimen into the laboratory to 90% of reports leaving the laboratory. Stated times are based on normal working hours, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory bank and public holidays.

Diagnostic service

Listed by clinical picture:

This list is not exhaustive for the services provided by the virology section.

Virology screening/immunity/follow-up services

Listed by patient group:

Contacts of vesicular rash (in pregnancy, neonates, immunosuppressed patients or health care workers)

This list is not exhaustive for the services provided by the virology section.

Other tests

Please use the A to Z test index or search function for information on other Virology/ Serology tests.