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Plymouth

Location of laboratory
Derriford Hospital Plymouth
Contact
Dr Richard Cunningham: [email protected]
Name and postal address of the laboratory
Derriford Microbiology Department,
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust,
Derriford Hospital,
Derriford Road,
Crownhill,
Plymouth,
Devon,
PL6 8DH
DX address
646 0300
Telephone number for enquiries & fax number
Enquiries: 01752 792387
Fax: 01752 51772
Staff
What do we do?

The Department of Microbiology is located on level 5 in Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. We are a large department employing over 50 members of staff comprising medical, scientific, ancillary and clerical grades. The department processes in excess of 500,000 specimens each year. We provide a comprehensive diagnostic microbiology, serology and molecular biology service

 

 

 

Out of hours' service

Key Links

See more at: http://www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk/ourservices/clinicaldepartments/plymouthpathology/microbiology/

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Porton Down, PHE

Location of laboratory
Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0JG, United Kingdom
Contact
Malur Sudhanva
Name and postal address of the laboratory
Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory (RIPL), Public Health England, Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0JG, United Kingdom
DX address
DX address DX 6930400 Salisbury92/SP
Telephone number for enquiries & fax number
09:00 to 17:00 hours, weekdays: +44 (0) 1980 612348
Out-of-hours (Porton Reception): +44 (0) 1980 612100
Fax +44 (0) 1980 612695

UK Imported Fever Service (UK IFS) telephone line: 0844 77 88 990
Staff
What do we do?

RIPL user manual can be found here

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/367149/RIPL_user_manual_PHE_Version.pdf

Out of hours' service

UK Imported Fever Service (UK IFS) link can be found here

https://www.gov.uk/imported-fever-service-ifs

Detailed information

Preston

Location of laboratory
Specialist Virology Unit Preston
Contact
Dr Nick Hallam: [email protected]
Staff
Detailed information

Public Health England, High Containment Microbiology (HCM)

Location of laboratory
Public Health England, 61 Colindale Avenue, London, NW9 5EQ & Public Health England, Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0JG
Contact
Dr Robin Gopal - Clinical & Scientific lead - [email protected] - 020 8327 6437
Name and postal address of the laboratory
Public Health England
High Containment Microbiology (HCM)
61 Colindale Avenue, London, NW9 5EQ

Public Health England
High Containment Microbiology (HCM)
Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0JG
Telephone number for enquiries & fax number
Dr Robin Gopal - Clinical & Scientific lead - 020 8327 6437
Staff
What do we do?

The unit provides a diagnostic service for viral haemorrhagic fevers, poxviruses, LCM and herpes B virus.

Please note: special arrangements are required for the collection and transport of specimens potentially harbouring these agents. Contact the laboratory for information on sample type and method of transportation prior to specimen collection To discuss any patient with undiagnosed fever following recent travel abroad the Infectious Diseases, Microbiology or Virology doctor should call the Imported Fever Service on 0844 77 88 990

Note: If infection with a Hazard Group 4 pathogen is suspected from clinical information or travel history, you must contact this number before sending.

Out of hours' service

A 24 hour on-call service for the urgent diagnosis of viral haemorrhagic fevers and smallpox is available.

UK Imported Fever Service (UK IFS) telephone line: 0844 77 88 990

Microbiology Services Colindale Duty Doctor: 020 8200 4400

Detailed information

Public Health England, Virus Reference Department (VRD)

Location of laboratory
Public Health England, 61 Colindale Avenue, London, NW9 5EQ
Contact
Tel: 020 8327 6017 - Email: [email protected]
Name and postal address of the laboratory
National Infection Service
Public Health England
Virus Reference Department
61 Colindale Avenue
London
NW9 5EQ
DX address
PHE Colindale VRD, DX 6530006
Telephone number for enquiries & fax number
VRD General Office Tel: 020 8327 6017 (staffed 8am – 5.30pm Mon-Fri)
Fax: 020 8200 1569
Email: [email protected]

PHE MS Colindale switchboard: 020 8200 4400
Staff
  • Professor Maria Zambon, Consultant Medical Virologist and Director of Reference Microbiology [email protected]
  • Dr Kevin Brown, Consultant Medical Virologist and VRD Deputy Director [email protected]
  • Mr Steve Harbour, Reference Microbiology Operations Manager [email protected]
What do we do?

Virus reference department (VRD) (website, user manual, request forms)

Antiviral Unit (AVU)
Dr Tamyo Mbisa – Unit Head (acting) – [email protected] – 020 8327 6099
Nigel Wallis – Technical Manager – [email protected] – 020 8327 7017

Blood-borne Virus Unit (BBVU)
Prof. Richard Tedder – Unit Head – [email protected] – 020 8327 6553
Dr Siew-Lin Ngui – Clinical Scientist – [email protected] – 020 8327 6555
Dr Samreen Ijaz – Clinical Scientist – [email protected] – 020 8327 6554
Nigel Wallis – Technical Manager – [email protected] – 020 8327 7017

Clinical Services Unit (CSU)
Dr Gary Murphy – Joint Scientific Lead – [email protected] – 020 8327 6935
Dr Keith Perry – Joint Scientific Lead – [email protected] – 020 8327 6308

Enteric Virus Unit (EVU)
Dr David Allen – Unit Head – [email protected] – 020 8327 6018
Julian Hand – Technical Manager – [email protected] – 020 8327 7872

Immunisation and Diagnosis Unit (IDU)
Dr Kevin Brown – Unit Head – [email protected] – 020 8327 6023
Dr Li Jin – Clinical Scientist – [email protected] – 020 8327 6020
Pravesh Dhanilall – Senior BMS – [email protected] – 020 8327 6202

Respiratory Virus Unit (RVU)
Dr Joanna Ellis – Scientific Lead – [email protected] – 020 8327 6239
Carol Sadler – Technical Manager – [email protected] – 020 8327 6239

Advice on management of rabies exposure and immunoglobulin service – 020 8327 6204

Out of hours' service

No out of hours service is provided

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