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COVID-19 (Coronavirus info)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Clinical Microbiology

For all laboratory contact details including user manuals see the full website here.

At this time of COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to operate as normal in terms of provision of service and testing offered.

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 750,000 specimens per annum.

The clinical microbiology laboratories within 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).  A comprehensive environmental testing service is offered from the Glasgow Roual Infirmary site.  Full accreditation links to the schedules for the GGC microbiology service and the environmental testing service can be found below.

GGC Clinical Microbiology Service UKAS Registration Number 8078

Schedule of Accreditation for Laboratory 8078      Schedule

Glasgow Royal Infirmary environmental testing service UKAS Registration Number 4211  Schedule

For all laboratory contact details including user manuals see the full website here.


Last Updated: 12 November 2021