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South Sector Laboratory

The department is located on the 4th Floor of the Laboratory Medicine and Facilities Management Building.

Microbiology Department

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

1345 Govan Road


G51 4TF

Tel: 0141 354 9132


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.

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

South User Manual


Paediatric Service

The Paediatric Microbiology service for RHC is operated from South Sector Microbiology Department. The service offers diagnostic and clinical expertise for infections in children caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi and also supports the infection Control services for the RHC.


Hours of Service

Weekdays                08.30hrs – 20:30hrs

Weekends                08.00hrs - 20.00hrs 

Public Holidays         08.00hrs - 20.00hrs

Laboratory Core Hours are 08.30hrs – 17.00hrs. There is a reduced number of staff in the laboratory between 1700hrs and 20:30hrs in the evening, during the weekend and on public holidays. Hence, a limited service is available.


Contact Details

Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Office (All general enquiries through this number):

0141 354 9132

(Shortcode from within QEUH 89132)


Key Personnel – Clinical Microbiology Staff



Head of Microbiology Service GG&C

Professor Brian Jones

Head of Department & Consultant Microbiologist

Dr Christine Peters

Consultant Microbiologist

Dr Ashutosh Deshpande

Consultant Microbiologist

Dr Nitish Khanna

Consultant Microbiologist

Dr Pauline Wright

Consultant Microbiologist

Dr Alison Balfour

Consultant Microbiologist

Dr Pepe Valyraki

Consultant Microbiologist

Dr Teresa Inkster

Consultant Microbiologist

Dr Kamaljit Khalsa


Key Personnel - Microbiology Biomedical Scientist Staff



Technical Services Manager

John Mallon

Service Manager

Sandra Higgins

Operations Manager

Sylvia Rennie

Integrated Systems manager

David Jordan

Quality Manager

Nicola Small

I.T Manager

Elaine McCormick


Last Updated: 10 May 2020