Microbiology, Virology and Infection Control
The Department of Microbiology, Virology and Infection Control
provides a rapid, high-quality investigation and advice service.
Our laboratory performs a wide range of routine and specialist
investigations in Bacteriology, Mycology, Parasitology and Virology
required for the diagnosis and management of those with infection
and infectious disease.
Our expert team offers a full infection control service for the
prevention, investigation and control of healthcare-associated
infection in patients and staff. In addition, we perform
environmental monitoring for pharmacy services as well as for
infection control purposes (environmental cleanliness, air
quality and outbreak investigation).
The department is highly research active, specialising in the
development of molecular diagnostics both in virology (especially
rapid real time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to support the
transplant services) and bacteriology (broad range PCR and
sequencing in particular).
Microbiology: 8am -
Infection Control: 8am - 6pm
Out of hours
Microbiology: Emergency 24hr service (seven
9am - 1pm
Clinical staff are always available to discuss queries,
problems, sensitive results and advice on patient management.
Contact telephone number: 020 7829 8661