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North Sector Laboratory

Routine services

The Department is fully committed to the provision of a quality laboratory and clinical service, and is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), using the International Standard ISO: 15189. The Department Quality Policy defines the principal aims towards the provision of this service. The Quality Manual provides information relating to the accreditation, organisation, management and structure of the Department.

 UKAS Registration Number 8078

The following link contains the Laboratory Schedule of Accreditation. Fully listing all tests that are inlcuded in the scope of accreditation. 

Schedule of Accreditation for Laboratory 8078      8078%20Medical.pdf 

Certificate of Accreditation for Laboratory 8078       UKAS Certificate.pdf

For full information about the department and the services provided please refer to the user manual

MP506v3 North User Manual.doc


Environmental services

For information about the environmental services provided please refer to the user manual

This is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory for the isolation and enumeration of Legionella.  Accreditation No. 4211. 

For the accreditation schedule refer to link below


 In addition to Legionella the department provides the following;

    • TVC's, coliforms, pseudomonas, enterococci and clostridia enumerations from water
    • Air and particle counting from clean areas, e.g. theatres, stem cell labs etc

Service Hours

The laboratory opening hours are as follows


Routine Service   

 Monday - Friday :-


08.45 – 17.00

Routine Service   

Saturdays & Public Holidays :-


08.30 – 12.00

Environmental Service

Monday - Friday :-


08.30 - 17.00


Out with these hours the emergency On Call service operates. The On Call Biomedical Scientist can be contacted via the switchboard ( who will call the radiopage).

The Duty Consultant can also be contacted for advice again via the switchboard


Contact Details 

North Sector Microbiology Laboratory

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Alexandra Parade


 G31 2ER


Tel: 0141 201 8551

Fax: 0141 201 8535