The Clinical Microbiology service for Greater Glasgow and Clyde is delivered from 2 laboratories based at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
Each laboratory provides a full and comprehensive microbiology service to the population of Glasgow and Clyde and is fully accessible to hospital based users. This includes medical, nursing, pharmacy and other staff employed by Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board, users in primary care and general practice and customers in the private sector. The laboratories process approximately 850,000 specimens per annum.
The clinical microbiology laboratories with in NHS GG&C provides a, modern diagnostic service which includes testing of clinically important bacteria, fungi and parasites using microscopy, culture and antimicrobial susceptibility testing where appropriate. The laboratory is United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited and is performance assessed regularly by a system of internal audit, external audit by UKAS and through participation in inter-laboratory comparison schemes such as the National External Quality Assurance Scheme (NEQAS).