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Glasgow

Location of laboratory
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Contact
[email protected]
Name and postal address of the laboratory
West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre,
Level 5, New Lister Building,
Glasgow Royal Infirmary,
10-16 Alexandra Parade,
Glasgow,
G31 2ER
DX address
6491304 (Glasgow 94G exchange)
Telephone number for enquiries & fax number
Tel: 0141 201 8722
Fax: 0141 201 8723

Website: www.nhsggc.org.uk/virology
Staff
What do we do?

Laboratory functions/profile:

The West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre (WoSSVC) is located in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and is part of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board.

We provide a full range of virology tests to our users and our development team are continuously updating and introducing new assays.

In addition to our routine repertoire we are part of The Scottish National Blood Borne Virus Specialist Testing Service which provides specialist testing for blood borne viruses for Scotland. We are also responsible for testing respiratory specimens for national surveillance purposes.

Our website is specifically aimed at providing our users with the information they need to use our service most effectively (www.nhsggc.org.uk/virology).

Our staff are always happy to discuss any problems you may have regarding individual patients or to discuss the quality of the service we provide.

 

 

Out of hours' service

During working hours, the duty clinician can be contacted for advice on patient management, diagnosis and treatment on 0141 201 8722. Outwith these times the duty clinical virologist is available via the Glasgow Royal Infirmary switchboard on 0141 211 4000. There is a consultant available 24 hours a day.

Key Links

www.nhsggc.org.uk/virology 

 

Detailed information

Great Ormond Street

Location of laboratory
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Contact
Julianne Lockwood: [email protected]
Name and postal address of the laboratory
VZV Reference Lab
Virology
Level 4, Camelia Botnar Laboratories
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Great Ormond Street
London WC1N 3JH
DX address
DX address GOSH DX 6640203, Bloomsbury 91 WC
Telephone number for enquiries & fax number
General Enquiries Tel: 020 7405 9200 Ext 5929
General enquiries email: [email protected]
Clinical enquiries Tel: 020 7405 9200 Ext 2129 / 020 3108 2130

Staff
What do we do?

We provide the following serological and molecular diagnostic services:
 Pre‐ and post‐vaccine immunity status
 VZV IgG detection for immune status
 VZV IgG avidity for diagnosis of past or recent infection in pregnancy
 Molecular typing of post‐vaccine rashes for differentiation between vaccine and wild type virus in rashes occurring <42 days post vaccination.
 VZV molecular genotyping of virus from outbreaks and transmission events
 VZV acyclovir genotypic resistance testing
 VZV viral load monitoring/DNA detection by real‐time PCR from difficult cases which fail to respond to treatment

NB. Commercial prices available on request. Please contact Prof Judith Breuer

Detailed information

Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital

Location of laboratory
Westminster Bridge Road, London
Contact
Dr Eithne MacMahon
Name and postal address of the laboratory
Infection Sciences, Virology,
5th Floor, North Wing, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7 EH
DX address
DX 6570301
Telephone number for enquiries & fax number
Tel: 020 718 81167
Fax: 020 718 83146

Clinical advice: 020 7188 3140 or 020 7188 3144
Staff
What do we do?

We offer a comprehensive range of virology services including; screening, diagnosis and monitoring of infections, treatment of community, imported and health care associated infections and infections in the immunocompromised host together with infection control and monitoring of drug resistance.  More than 460,000 routine and specialist tests are conducted per annum with high quality clinical and scientific support.

 

Out of hours' service

Our normal working hours Monday to Friday are 8.00am-8.00pm and week-ends and bank holidays 9.00am-5.00pm.Outside these hours the duty consultant virologist and on call biomedical scientist can be contacted via the switchboard on 020 718 87188

 

Key Links:

www.viapath.co.uk

Detailed information