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Scottish Microbiology Reference Laboratories

The Scottish Microbiology Reference Laboratories (SMiRL) are part of the Acute Services Division of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and are based in the New Lister Building at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

5th Floor of the New Lister Building, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

There are four laboratory sections at SMiRL, each offering a specialist service focusing on different microorganisms.

Please follow the links to the individual sections pages or contact us using the details provided below if you require any assistance, or advice about our service.

General enquiries

Fax: 0141 201 8729

Tel: 0141 201 8663

Scottish Haemophilus, Legionella, Pneumococcus & Meningococcus Reference Laboratory (SHLMPRL): 0141 201 8659

Scottish Methicillin Resistant Staphyloccus aureus Reference Laboratory                                     (SMRSARL): 0141 201 8671

Scottish Parasite Diagnostic & Reference Laboratory                                                                 (SPDRL): 0141 201 8667

Scottish Salmonella, Shigella & C. difficile Reference Laboratory                                               (SSSCDRL): 0141 201 8670


5th Floor
New Lister Building
10-16 Alexandra Parade
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
G31 2ER