Send us a sample


NHS number is a requirement when referring samples for NHS patients to us. Please indicate this on the request form. 


To send a sample to the Microbiology and Virology department:



Microbiology and Virology Department

Level 4

Camelia Botnar Laboratories

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street




DX Number:        DX6640203

DX Exchange:     Bloomsbury 91WC


Please download and complete the appropriate request form to accompany the sample.

 Request form PCR

 Request form antimicrobial assays


Packaging Requirements


Samples sent by Royal Mail or courier must comply with packaging instruction 650 for UN3373 biological substance, category B. 


If you have any further query please contact the laboratory.


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