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1a. Contact Details

WoSSVC Clinical Advice and Enquiries

During working hours, the duty clinician can be contacted for advice on patient management, diagnosis and treatment on 38722 (external: 0141 201 8722). Outwith these times the duty clinical virologist is available via the Glasgow Royal Infirmary switchboard (0141 211 4000). There is a consultant available 24 hours a day.

Phone and Fax:

Telephone Internal: 38722

External: 0141 201 8722

Out of hours clinical advice via switchboard (24 hours): 0141 211 4000

Fax Internal: 38723

Fax External: 0141 201 8723

Email

Email enquires: [email protected]

Office Manager - Ms Christine Ritchie: [email protected]


Address 

West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre,
Level 5, New Lister Building,
Glasgow Royal Infirmary,
10-16 Alexandra Parade,
Glasgow G31 2ER,
Scotland.


Delivery Address (08:45 - 17:00)

West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre,
Main Specimen Reception (Level 4),
New Lister Building,
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
10-16 Alexandra Parade,
Glasgow G31 2ER,
Scotland.

Urgent and on call requests


A limited range of laboratory tests are available outside normal working hours when agreed by the Consultant on-call, with the exception of organ donor screening. Organ donor screening can be arranged directly with the duty Biomedical Scientist, via the Glasgow Royal Infirmary switchboard (0141 211 4000), all other requests should be directed to the clinical on-call clinical staff member first. Available tests include (but are not limited to):


HIV antigen/antibody

Hepatitis A IgM

Hepatitis B surface antigen

Hepatitis B core IgG antibody

Hepatitis B core IgM antibody

Hepatitis C antibody

Hepatitis C antigen 

HTLV I/II antibody

CMV IgG antibody

Varicella zoster IgG

Treponemal antibody


Respiratory virus detection (and Mycoplasma pneumoniae) by PCR during the winter period for high risk and ITU patients, on a case by case basis.


Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (please see www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/resp/coronavirus.aspx for further information) 

FOR DELIVERY OUT OF HOURS (17:00-08:45) please see:

Out of Hours Sample Delivery page

Hays DX address: 6491304 (Glasgow 94G exchange)

Laboratory hours

Monday to Friday 08:45 - 17:00

Saturday 09:00 - 12.30

Results are available over the telephone during these times.

Please note virology results can be checked on clinical portal or SCI Store for patients within NHSGGC.