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Leeds

Location of laboratory
Old Medical School Thoresby Place
Contact
Dr Antony Hale
Name and postal address of the laboratory
Department of Virology
Old Medical School
Thoresby Place
Leeds General Infirmary
LS1 3EX
Telephone number for enquiries & fax number
Tel:0113 3926871
Staff
What do we do?

Incorporates Yorkshire and Humber Regional PHE laboratory

 

Key Links

 

http://www.pathology.leedsth.nhs.uk/pathology/Departments/Microbiology.aspx

 

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Liverpool Clinical Laboratories

Location of laboratory
Virology Department, 8th floor Duncan Building Royal Liverpool University Hospital Prescot Street Liverpool L7 8XP
Contact
Dr Anuradha Chawla
Name and postal address of the laboratory
Virology Department,
8th floor Duncan Building
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Prescot Street
Liverpool
L7 8XP
DX address
Hayes DX 6967103, exchange Liverpool 94L
Telephone number for enquiries & fax number
Please contact the on-call virology biomedical scientist via switchboard (0151 706 2000) for transplant and predialysis infection screens. All other on-call requests for virology tests and clinical advice should be discussed with the on-call medical virologist.
Staff
What do we do?

……. We provide a wide range of high quality diagnostic services for screening and monitoring of viral infections. We test for antibodies in the blood as markers of infection to a range of viruses and other pathogens. These include the blood-borne-viruses [HIV, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV)] and syphilis. We can check the level of immune protection against vaccine-preventable virus infections including hepatitis A, HBV, measles and rubella which, for example, are useful in the management of pregnant women.

Furthermore, the laboratory is a testing hub for human papillomavirus (HPV) and is helping the NHS to improve the cervical cancer screening programme in England. We use advanced molecular techniques to detect the microbes that cause respiratory, gastrointestinal (e.g. norovirus), central nervous system and genital infections (e.g. chlamydia). Also, these techniques can be used to determine appropriate anti-viral therapy for patients with chronic infections or to help those at higher risk of life-threatening infection such as transplant patients. 

Please see the virology laboratory handbook for a full list of our services.

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